IFC announced today additional guest stars who will be appearing in Season 2 of the network's hit original series Portlandia premiering on Friday, January 6 at 10pm ET/PT. Portland Trailblazer LaMarcus Aldridge, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ed Begley Jr., Jeff Goldblum, Sean Hayes, Miranda July, and Kumail Nanjiani will be taking up temporary residence in the show's satirical rendering of Portland, OR. The series is created, written by and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein who bring to life many of the eccentric and unique residents of Portlandia.
Today's announced guest stars join actors Kyle MacLachlan, Penny Marshall, Jack McBrayer, Tim Robbins, Andy Samberg, Amber Tamblyn and Kristen Wiig as well as musicians Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, Steve Jones, guitarist for The Sex Pistols, Johnny Marr, guitarist for The Smiths), Joanna Newsom, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, and Annie Clark of St. Vincent., who will also make guest appearances.
In anticipation of Portlandia Season 2, IFC.com today released a 22-minute behind the scenes featurette, Inside Portlandia, which gives an inside tour into the genesis and inspiration for the dreamy and eccentric world of Portlandia. Through the eyes of Fred, Carrie and co-creator Jonathan Krisel, fans discover more about the characters and get to know Portlandia's creators on the set of season two. Fred and Carrie both share the early beginnings of their careers, what brought them together as friends and the transition of Portlandia from its birth online as ThunderAnt to its television premiere on IFC.
Inside Portlandia also features clips of the cast shooting Portlandia Season 2 and details on how Fred, Carrie and Jonathan came up with some of the most memorable sketches from Portlandia Season 1 including the Dream of the 90s music video, Put a Bird on It, and the Feminist Book Store, "Women and Women First." Celebrity commentary is provided by executive producer Lorne Michaels and guest stars Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis and Kyle MacLachlan. Check it out below.
Shot entirely on location in Portland, OR, Portlandia is directed, co-created and co-written by Jonathan Krisel, executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video. For IFC, the series is executive produced by Jennifer Caserta, Debbie Demontreux, Dan Pasternack and Evan Shapiro.