"The banal can be a most interesting place, if you stop and take a look." Welcome to Room 104, a deep dive into Americana only the way the Duplass Brothers could present it. Ever wonder what happened in that hotel room right before you sat your suitcase on the floor to flop down on that dirty mattress? Now, one anthology show sets out to unveil the secrets hiding in the walls of an average overnight stay. HBO has announced the premiere date and all-star cast line-up for Room 104 Season 2, along with the first teaser.

Telling tales of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel, the anthology series Room 104 will kick off its twelve-episode Season 2 starting this November, with the first two episodes debuting Friday, November 9 in a block that runs from 11:30 pm to 12:30 am.

These two back-to-back episodes will be followed by two new episodes subsequent Fridays at the same time, exclusively on HBO. From creators and executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass, the show tells a different story of the assorted characters who stay in the room in each episode, ranging from dark comedy and horror to poignant drama and musical romance. Filled with twists and surprises, Room 104 offers a new discovery from one episode to the next, telling tales of everyday people striving for connection and meaning inside a single room.

Room 104 will also be available on HBO On Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and partners' streaming platforms. The stories and characters featured in season two include: a 30th birthday celebration sidetracked by a jealous sister; an internet first date between a famous Russian political technologist and a veterinary nurse; a woman who hears a voice inside the walls; two men who meet to fulfill an unusual fantasy; and more.

Season two actors include: Mahershala Ali, Joel Allen, Stephanie Allynne, Katie Aselton, Frank Birney, Josephine Decker, James Earl, Marlene Forte, Abby Ryder Fortson, Ginger Gonzaga, Judy Greer, Brian Tyree Henry, Anita Kalathara, Jennifer Lafleur, Tom Lenk, Phil Matarese, Sheaun McKinney, Natalie Morales, Kent Osborne, Zane Pais, Leonora Pitts, Mark Proksch, Pia Shah, Michael Shannon, Onur Tukel, Dolly Wells, Rainn Wilson, Mary Wiseman, Charlyne Yi and Katya Zamolodchikova.

Season two directors include Patrick Brice, Josephine Decker, Mark Duplass, Gaby Hoffmann, Liza Johnson, So Yong Kim, Jonah Markowitz, Natalie Morales, Lila Neugebauer, Ross Partridge and Julian Wass.

Season two writers include: Lauren Budd, Josephine Decker, Mark Duplass, Esti Giordani, Liza Johnson, Onur Tukel and Julian Wass. HBO has also released the first teaser trailer for Room 104, which offers a sneak peek at all the great guest stars coming to play at the motel this year. It's going to be a pretty wild run.

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Brian B.