From creators, writers and executive producers Loren Bouchard, Josh Gad and Nora Smith, the second season of the Emmy and NAACP Image Award-nominated Apple Original series "Central Park" makes its global debut today. Each new episode features at least 3 original songs, which will be released on the series' soundtrack from Hollywood Records on Apple Music and other digital service providers day and date with their episodic debut on Apple TV+.
From rock to hip-hop, Broadway, R&B and beyond, guest songwriters contributing to the season two soundtrack include: Grammy Award® winning rock band They Might Be Giants; Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright; Grammy Award-nominated Tank & The Bangas; Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and pianist Regina Spektor; Tony® Award-winning director and actor John Cameron Mitchell, and Emmy-nominated singer, songwriter and actor Ingrid Michaelson.
In addition to the original songs by the guest songwriters, there are also several tunes in each episode written by the show composers, Kate Anderson & Elyssa Samsel ("Olaf's Frozen Adventure"). Supercommuter (Josh Meyers, Andrew Meyers, Andy Hartpence) wrote "Weehawken," featured in the first episode of season 2. Musical arrangements are created by the music production team, including executive music producer Frank Ciampi ("Alien News Desk," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"), music supervisor Patrick Dacey ("Bob's Burgers") and music editor Tim Dacey ("Bob's Burgers").
In season two of "Central Park," the Tillerman family continues to navigate living in and caring for the world's most famous park. Molly experiences the trials and tribulations of adolescence, Cole is challenged by a truly embarrassing moment at school, Paige continues to chase down the mayor's corruption story, and Owen juggles managing the park, his staff and his family all with a smile on his face. Meanwhile, Bitsy inches ever closer to her sinister goal of claiming Central Park as her own; with Helen by her side, eternally wondering whether she's made it into Bitsy's will. Every step of the way, we are guided along by our friendly, fumbling, fiddler narrator, Birdie. The series features a renowned voice cast that includes Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess and Stanley Tucci, who also perform original music throughout the season.
"Central Park" is now streaming on Apple TV+, with the first three episodes of season two now streaming. New episodes will premiere on a weekly basis every Friday, and the second half of season two will return later this year with additional episodes.
The Season One playlist is available here. The series has been recognized with an Emmy Award nomination for star Leslie Odom Jr., and an NAACP Image Awards nomination in the Outstanding Animated Series category. "Central Park" is written and executive produced by Loren Bouchard, alongside Josh Gad and Nora Smith. Sanjay Shah, Halsted Sullivan, Janelle Momary-Neely, Jon Liebman, Marc Gurvitz and Robin Schwartz also executive produce. The series is produced for Apple by 20th Television.
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