John Cena, Ben Schwartz, and Paula Pell Join Kevin Hart’s Roku Comedy Die Hart 2: Die Harter

Roku has announced new additions to the second season of Kevin Hart die deer comedy series. Die Hart 2: Die Harter is adding John Cena (Pacifier), Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedgehog) and Paula Pell (girls5eva) to his cast. Emmy Award nominee Nathalie Emmanuel (game of Thrones) will also reprise his role from Season 1. die deer made its debut on The Roku Channel in May 2021, with Roku ordering a second season a month later in June. The show earned three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series (Kevin Hart and John Travolta, respectively) and Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series (Nathalie Emmanuel).

Production for the Roku Original Die Hart 2: Die Harter is underway in Atlanta, GA, and Eric Appel is returning to direct Season 2, with Tripper Clancy returning to write. Kevin Hart, along with his global media company Hartbeat, Jeff Clanagan, Candice Wilson Cherry, Bryan Smiley, Thai Randolph, Mike Stein, Luke Kelly-Clyne, Kevin Healey and Ty Walker will serve as executive producers.

“The next installment of die deer certainly deserves the addition -ER. This franchise has been leveled up with the return of Nathalie Emmanuel and Kevin Hart and the addition of Paula Pell, Ben Schwartz and John Cena,” said Colin Davis, Head of Scripted Originals, The Roku Channel. of comedic talent, and is just the latest example of our incredible creative relationship and growing partnership with Hartbeat.”

“I’m so happy to be back in Atlanta working with Kevin, Nathalie and our amazing new cast members,” said director Eric Appel. “The scope of this second season feels so much bigger: it’s funnier, it’s more action-packed, and our fictional version of Kevin Hart is 100 times more petty and selfish in his ongoing quest to become a ‘real’ action hero. “.

“Hartbeat is excited to expand the hilarious, action-packed world our cast and creative team have established,” said Hartbeat Executive Producer and Chief Content Officer Bryan Smiley. “The feedback we’ve received from fans who continue to discover and enjoy the series has been incredible and is a testament to The Roku Channel’s incredible audience reach. We can’t wait to bring fans even more laughs in this second installment.”

The synopsis for the series reads: “After achieving his dream of becoming a true action hero in die deer, Kevin Hart now wants to cement his legacy as the greatest action star of all time. He has developed a concept for a groundbreaking film in which the action is so improvised and unexpected that even Kevin won’t know what’s next. But Kevin’s short-sighted dream comes with a blind spot, and he soon finds himself the victim of an evil revenge plot, orchestrated by someone from his past. Kevin must enlist the help of his favorite co-star Jordan King (Nathalie Emmanuel, returning for season 2), his eager assistant Andre (Ben Schwartz), Andre’s mother Cynthia (Paula Pell), and the legendary Hollywood stuntwoman. Mr. 206 (John Cena) if he wants to survive.”

Ben Schwartz photo credit via Cole Saladino. Paula Pell photo credit via Scott Treadway.

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