Vice TV has renewed Michael K. Williams’ Black Market after a five-year hiatus.
The show’s second season, premiering this fall, will see the Emmy-nominated actor (pictured; The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) return on a mission to investigate the complex factors that drive people into often dangerous underground economies and illicit trade networks.
Black Market‘s first season offered an intimate portrait of the conditions from which black markets arise and the cultural reasons behind why they persist, from carjacking in Newark, New Jersey to the poaching of abalone off the coast of South Africa
In all-new episodes, the series will showcase first-person access to the communities most impacted by the worldwide shadow economy.
“After a busy period of back-to-back projects, I’m incredibly excited to rejoin my VICE family in taking a deeper dive behind telling the narratives of these global communities,” Williams said in a statement.
Black Market season two is produced by Freedome Productions and Picture Farm, and co-produced by Vice World News.
Executive producers for Freedome Productions and Picture Farm are Williams, Ben Freedman, Dion Sapp, Matthew Horowitz, David Laven and Matt Goldman.
Executive producers for Vice World News are Jesse Angelo, Kristen Burns, Subrata De, and Marsha Cooke. For Vice TV, Falguni Lakhani Adams is EP. The series is distributed worldwide by Vice Distribution.
Along with Black Market, Vice TV has renewed The Devil You Know, I Was A Teenage Felon and While the Rest of Us Die.
Vice TV’s recent launches include docuseries QAnon: The Search for Q and investigative series Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia Season 3. Other series in production at the network include Dark Side of the Ring Season 3, Dark Side of Football, and Dark Side of the ’90s.