Written by | Ray Cornelius 

I had the distinct pleasure of attending a private screening of the season 2 premiere of NBC’s Marlon this past Thursday evening with the show’s stars—Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb and Diallo Riddle. The event took place during the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and was held at the luxurious 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami, FL.

Marlon follows Marlon Wayans as an attentive — somewhat juvenile — single father who is co-parenting his two young children with his mature and very put-together ex-wife, Ashley, played by Atkins. While his fatherly advice may often be misguided, and he sometimes lets his own outsized personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom get in his way, for Marlon, family always comes first.

The cast were tweeting and interacting with fans all throughout the night and was trending heavily on all social media platforms. A number of their celebrity friends were also in attendance including actresses Terri J. Vaughn and Kym Whitley, media personality Jawn Murray, iconic model and actor Tyson Beckford, Superfly and Last O.G. star Allen Maldonado and many more NBC executives and media influencers.

Click here to watch my UPFRONT interview with Atkins and Webb as they dish about the new season and see more photos below:

Marlon airs on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on NBC

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