Casting directors Bernard Telsey and Adam Caldwell discussed the casting process for Season 1, as well as plans for Season 2. "We just added a Tony winner last night at 11 p.m. for a major role in season two. It’s like the prerequisite," Telsey said with a laugh. "We have another that’s already set for seven or eight episodes so that’s definitely two Tony winners," adds Caldwell. "Another two-time nominated actor…but we’re still at it. It’s still a part of the recipe of what we think works because of the talent and the experience. It can keep expanding. We might get a little bit more of a glimpse into the Black elite world. Historical figures pop up too and it’s fun to jump in and play around in the sandbox with everyone."