Steve April 16, 2021
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by Christopher Rudolph 4/16/2021

One of HBO Max’s biggest hits is back for a sickening second round.

Legendary, the streamer’s ballroom competition series, returns for Season 2 next month — and judging by the first trailer, the competition looks even more fierce this time around. Ten new houses will compete for the $100,000 prize, and that’s not all that’s fresh.

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Master of ceremonies Dashaun Wesley returns along with Leiomy Maldonado, Jameela Jamil, Law Roach and Megan Thee Stallion. But this season’s extra-special guest judges include Tiffany Haddish, Taraji P. Henson, Amiyah Scott, Nicco Annan, Normani, Adam Lambert, and Demi Lovato.

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In case you need a refresher, here’s the show’s official description: “Legendary turns modern-day ball culture into a competition, featuring divas battling on teams called Houses in challenges involving fashion, dance, and voguing. Each house is comprised of five performers and a leader. The nine-episode series features the teams facing off against one another for a trophy and cash prize. Each episode features a different themed ball and extensive footage of the competitors preparing behind the scenes.”

Last year, Jamil’s casting announcement received backlash because people were upset her spot as a judge didn’t go to a queer person with knowledge of the ballroom scene. (The British star of NBC’s The Good Place eventually came out as queer, later admitting the timing of her news was a “perfect clusterfuck.”)

Are you ready to bring it back to the ball? Legendary Season 2 premieres May 6 on HBO Max. Until then, check out the fierce new trailer below.

 



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