Review: ‘Gravesend’ is back with a compelling Season 2

William DeMeo in 'Gravesend'
William DeMeo in 'Gravesend.' Photo Courtesy of 'Gravesend'

“Gravesend,” written and directed by William DeMeo, is back with a compelling Season 2. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the recap.

The synopsis is: A 1980’s series of events revolving around Benny Zerletta (William DeMeo), a Brooklyn based Italian-American, soldier in the Colezzo crime family. Benny depicts the difficulties that he faces with family and growing up in the footsteps of his cousin, who behind closed doors was the leader of a criminal organization in ‘Gravesend.’

On June 29, “Gravesend” hosted a private screening at the Floral Terrace in Floral Park, New York. The ever-talented Michele Frantzeskos served as a producer. The acting this season really rums the gamut; it is heartfelt, clever, and witty, all in one. There was something in it for everybody!

The cast featured such actors as William DeMeo, Cristian DeMeo (William’s son), Sofia Milos, Christopher Mormando, Chazz Paliminteri and his daughter Gabriella Palminteri, Joseph D’Onofrio, Frances Mignano, Fran Drescher, Leo Rossi, Paul Ben-Victor, Justina Valentine, Mario Cantone, Chuck Zito, Al Sapienza, Chris Tardio, and Armand Assante, among countless others.

The inclusion of Martin Kove (“Cobra Kai”) and his son, Jesse Kove, was an added treat this season, especially for their comic portrayals of Murray Zorwitz and Eli respectively, which was irresistibly funny.

Judging from the first two episodes that they showed, it is evident that Season 2 of “Gravesend” is bright and promising. It garners two giant thumbs up. Well done.

The first season is available to watch for free on Tubi by clicking here.