A comedy series is bringing aboard a lineup of familiar faces for its next season, with Jane Seymour, Jacqueline Bisset and Paul Reiser all signing on with Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method” for season two.
The actors join leads Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin in recurring roles.
Seymour will play Madelyn, described in the Netflix announcement as “a seventy-something, well-to-do woman who Norman (Arkin) had a mad love affair with in the Sixties before he met his wife. Fifty years later, they meet and start again.”
Bisset comes aboard as Gabrielle, “Mindy’s (Sarah Baker) mom and Sandy’s (Douglas) French ex-wife who delights in still being able to push the buttons of her ex-husband.”
Reiser will play Martin, “a sixty-something high school teacher who gets romantically involved with Sandy’s (Douglas) daughter, Mindy (Baker).”
Season one of “The Kominsky Method” premiered on Netflix in November and has been well-received. The show won two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy and Best Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy for Douglas. Arkin’s performance was also Golden Globe nominated for Best Supporting Actor — Series, Miniseries or Television Film. Additionally, the series was selected as one of AFI’s TV Programs of the Year 2018, and received three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Critics’ Choice nominations.
Here’s how Netflix describes the show in today’s announcement: “The sun isn’t setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Academy Award winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) continue their journey as two friends tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty. Both comedic and emotional, ‘The Kominsky Method’ is a half-hour single camera comedy created by 8-time Emmy Award Nominee Chuck Lorre. Lorre, Al Higgins and Michael Douglas executive produce the series, which is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.”