Smash doesn't return to NBC until February 5 (with a two-hour episode), but you can check out the first poster for the second season of the Broadway drama and its revamped cast right here and now:
Returning from Smash Season 1: Anjelica Huston (Eileen), Katharine McPhee (Karen), Jack Davenport (Derek), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Sam), Megan Hilty (Ivy), Christian Borle and Debra Messing (Tom and Julia).
Not returning: Jaime Cepero (Ellis), Raza Jaffrey (Dev), Brian D’Arcy James (Frank) and Will Chase (Michael).
New this season: Andy Mientus (writer Kyle), Jeremy Jordan (singer/Kyle’s best friend Jimmy), Krysta Rodriguez (Karen's roommate Ana), and Jennifer Hudson (Veronica, a new threat to Karen and Ivy).
Also scheduled to appear in Season 2 as guest stars: Liza Minnelli (as herself), Sean Hayes (as a TV/film actor making his Broadway debut), Jesse L. Martin and Daniel Sunjata (Julia love interests), and Nikki Blonsky.
Joshua Safran (Gossip Girl) will executive produce and serve as Season 2 show-runner.
An extended sneak preview of Smash Season 2 will air during this coming Monday’s episode of NBC's The Voice ... during which none other than Jennifer Hudson serves as a mentor to the singers.
Synergy, people. Synergy.