‘P-Valley’: Brandee Evans Says 1 Scene From Season 2 Made Her Cry

Starz’s P-Valley has become one of the most critically acclaimed drama series on TV. Set in the fictional town of Chucalissa, Mississippi which stands at the center of the Bible Belt, much of the narrative and events of the show center around The Pynk, a popular strip club in town.

Mercedes (Brandee Evans) is the club’s headliner who is on the verge of retirement when Autumn (Elarica Johnson), a mysterious newcomer running from her past, shifts the entire dynamic at The Pynk. P-Valley also follows Uncle Clifford (Nicco Annan), the club’s gender-non-conforming owner, and a couple of other dancers, including Keyshawn (Shannon Thorton), a woman in the midst of a highly abusive relationship, and Gidget (Skyler Joy) who takes care of her mother, who is dealing with addiction.

Season 2 of P-Valley is getting underway and Evans has revealed an interesting tidbit about an upcoming episode.

Brandee Evans as Mercedes in 'P-Valley'
Brandee Evans as Mercedes in ‘P-Valley’ | Starz

When will ‘P-Valley’ Season 2 premiere?

The first season of P-Valley ended with that explosive fight between Montavius (Cranston Johnson), Autumn, and Mercedes. Though we knew Autumn and Mercedes came out of the fight, there are still so many unanswered questions about Montavius, including whether he’s actually dead or not. Moreover, now that Autumn co-owns The Pynk with Uncle Clifford, things will undoubtedly change.

Starz has renewed P-Valley for a second season, but a release date has not yet been announced. However, we do know that Season 2 is set to begin filming in Atlanta this month.

“I think time will reveal what truly happened in the Paradise Room, but there are so many levels to what happened and what the cover-up is, and who has been a part of the cover-up,” P-Valley creator Katori Hall told Thrillist. “I’m just really excited to see how people react. Because that’s going to be the big question: Who shot Montavius? Is Montavius dead?”

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What will happen in ‘P-Valley’ Season 2?

In addition to what happened to Montavious and learning if Uncle Clifford and Lil Murda (Alphonse Nicholson) can rekindle their romance, Hall has a lot more up her sleeve for the sophomore season of the beloved series. “[Autumn] came in getting her a** smacked on the dance floor and now, she has some ownership in the club,” Hall explained to ELLE. “The power dynamics at the club have completely changed and to see Uncle Clifford and Hailey fight over the throne will be stuff of legends.”

We expect to see a lot more of the drama in the women’s lives outside of The Pynk as well.

Brandee Evans says one scene from ‘P-Valley’ Season 2 made her cry

In the first season of P-Valley fans watched as Mercedes worked tirelessly to pull together the final funds that she needed to retire from The Pynk and open her dance studio. It was her chance to finally bond with her birth daughter Terricka (A’zaria Carter) and to step into the next phase of her life as a businesswoman. Having turned down the help of respective suitors to build her dream on her own, it was all snatched away from Mercedes at the last moment by her own mother, Patrice (Harriett D. Foy).

Patrice stole Mercedes’s hard-earned money to open her own church in the storefront Mercedes had been eyeing for her studio. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Mercedes will be catching a break anytime soon. “Episode three, I read something, and just like last season, I was in my living room crying,” Evans told Gold Derby. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, Mercedes is going through it,’ so I think she’s going through, it even more this season. Katori has put her on some type of journey, chile, so this is going to be very interesting. If I’m already feeling this in episodes one, two, three, I can only imagine what’s going to happen when we get to 10.”