The season 1 finale of Ginny & Georgia did not disappoint — spoiler alert! — Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and her brother, Austin (Diesel La Torraca), drove off to an unknown location, while fans learned that Georgia (Brianne Howey) is responsible for killing her first husband and second husband.
The Netflix hit series was renewed in mid-April, and now fans are wondering what could be in store for season 2.
Scott Porter, who plays Mayor Paul Randolph, is interested to see if Georgia and Paul can weather the storm. However, he is adamant that they will make it down the aisle at some point.
"I hope so! And I think that they can, and I think that they will," the Friday Night Lights star, 41, exclusively tells OK! while discussing the Ginny & Georgia livestream reunion event, which is set to take place on Wednesday, May 26, in support of Huntington's Disease Awareness Month.
"What I am worried about is whether Paul makes it out the other side because all the people that have actually been married to Georgia, things don’t end well, so we will have to see what happens," he shares. "I really do think they have what it takes to actually get married and give this a real go, whether or not it works out in the end, we will have to wait and see. Paul is a person [who] you can’t tell [him] he can’t do something, and Georgia is the exact same way. So, I think once they set their mind to something, the two of them together are, as he said, unstoppable, and I think that includes actually following through with their engagement and getting married."
It's no surprise that Porter and Howey — whose characters fall in love after Georgia works at Paul's office — have amazing chemistry on the Netflix series since they previously worked together on Hart of Dixie.
"When Brianne came on Hart of Dixie, she was playing a meek character who was a closeted maniac. It’s this interesting thing — she always has secrets in all of the roles that she plays around me!" he quips. "But George [on Hart of Dixie] was an open book, and Paul is not as much of one, so you know, I am interested to see how that unfolds as far as the characters we play. But Brianne, I told her from day one, she is just destined for stardom in a way that very few people I have worked with in the past [are]."
He adds, "When we worked together on Hart of Dixie, she was just as incredible as she was on Ginny & Georgia, it’s just she had less put on her plate as far as what she was asked and the overall shape of a show. Now that her and Antonia are leading us in Ginny & Georgia, it’s really incredible to see all of the things that she is capable of, and she is capable of anything."
The actor also wants to dive into Paul's background since the show has barely scratched the surface. "I want to know more about who Paul is and where he comes from because we have learned a lot of the past and home life and the quiet moments of a lot of characters on the show, but Paul is still such a mystery," he says. "Why is he this driven? Where did he come from? Why did he run to Thailand for years to become an English teacher? What drove all of those decisions? So, I am hoping that a lot of that is covered in season 2."
In the meantime, if you're itching for some new Ginny & Georgia content — who isn't?! — the cast will reunite virtually in order to help raise $50,000 for the Huntington's Disease Society of America.
Howey, Gentry, Felix Mallard (Marcus), Sara Waisglass (Max), La Torraca, Jennifer Robertson (Ellen) and Raymond Ablack (Joe), as well as creator Sarah Lampert and showrunner Debra Fisher, will discuss the making of the show. Porter will moderate the event, which will be followed by an exclusive fan Q&A.
"This reunion came to be because May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month, and I am personally involved with Huntington’s Disease, as my wife is gene positive for Huntington’s and my mother-in-law is symptomatic with Huntington’s Disease right now," the Hart of Dixie alum says.
"May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month, I wanted to put a charitable effort into this month as well as trying to get the word out there in the biggest way possible — and what better way to do that than to reach out to a fanbase that has supported our little show in such a big way since we released in February. This livestream event is really a way for us to not only raise money for an awesome cause but really to say thank you to all of the fans out there."
"My mission has been to get the word out there, to raise money, to raise awareness, to find a cure, and to support those like my mother-in-law [who is symptomatic with Huntington’s Disease right now], and it’s a real privilege to have the platform that I have, to be able to do all of that with," he adds. "I really just want to say thank you to the fans for being so respectful of this cause and supporting it. Every word that people say about it, every tweet or re-tweet, every dollar that is given, it all matters in such a huge way and I am so thankful for every single one of them for helping us out."