Vice has confirmed that the late actor Michael K. Williams will appear in season two of its original series, Black Market. According to a report from Variety, Williams filmed the majority of season two prior to his passing.
Filmed five years after the show's first season, season two of Black Market will "investigate the complex factors that drive people into the often dangerous underground economies and illicit trade networks."
"The global docuseries will continue the work Williams began in season one, which revealed an intimate portrait of the conditions from which black markets arise and the cultural reasons behind why they persist, from carjacking in Newark, N.J. to the poaching of abalone off the coast of South Africa. In all-new episodes, the series will showcase rare, first-person access to the communities most impacted by the worldwide shadow economy," a statement from Vice obtained by Variety reads.
Season two of Black Market may be the last time that many fans see Williams in front of a camera. The accomplished actor was reportedly found dead in his New York apartment on Monday afternoon. At this time, the city medical examiner's office has not determined a cause of death. Wendell Pierce, Damson Idris, Chance The Rapper and several other entertainers paid homage to Williams after learning of his death.
“We are truly saddened by the sudden passing of Michael K. Williams, a true icon and a longtime friend of our Vice family,” Vice Media Group told Variety.
“Michael was a cultural visionary and a pillar of the community in his home, and ours – Brooklyn. The impact of this loss will be felt close to home and beyond for many years to come. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones.”