Ghosts season 2: how to watch and everything we know about the comedy

Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar in Ghosts
Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar in Ghosts (Image credit: Bertrand Calmeau/CBS)

A breakout hit of the 2021-2022 TV season, Ghosts is back on CBS and giving audiences another frighteningly good time.

Ghosts became the latest example of an original British show adapted for and enjoyed by US audiences. It joins the likes of The Office, Shameless, House of Cards and Love Island USA, just to name a few. The American creators behind Ghosts, Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, would probably love to have the same kind of success that those shows have had.

But before we can talk about Ghosts' place in the British-to-America pantheon, Ghosts season 2 looks to show that season 1 was no fluke. Here is everything we know about Ghosts season 2.

How to watch Ghosts season 2

Ghosts season 2 has wrapped up, but you can catch up with all of the episodes of the comedy on Paramount Plus.

Check out what else if on US TV tonight with WTW's US TV listings.

Who is in the Ghosts season 2 cast?

The entire main cast is back for the new season. This includes Rose McIver, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Brandon Scott Jones, Danielle Pinnock and more. Here is the entire principal cast and who they play: 

  • Rose McIver as Samantha
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar as Jay
  • Brandon Scott Jones as Isaac
  • Richie Moriarity as Pete
  • Danielle Pinnock as Alberta
  • Asher Grodman as Trevor
  • Roman Zaragoza as Sasappis
  • Sheila Carrasco as Flower
  • Rebecca Wisocky as Hetty
  • Devan Chandler Long as Thorfinn

By the way, at a recent Comic-Con event, the cast revealed who they'd love to guest star on the show. Hint, the person is an EGOT winner and is currently a host on a famous daytime talk show. Take a look at who they want on the series (we fast-forwarded the clip to the moment in question). 

What is the Ghosts plot?

Ghosts follows a young couple, Samantha and Jay, that inherit an old country house and have aspirations to turn it into a bed & breakfast. However, after suffering an accident while at the house, Samantha begins to see the handful of ghosts that occupy the home. They all must learn to live together and help each other out.

The Ghosts season 1 finale saw two big developments. First, the ghost of Revolutionary War soldier Isaac finally reveals his true, romantic feelings for a ghost British soldier. Meanwhile, just as Samantha and Jay are ready to open their B&B, they are told about a curse that was set upon them shortly after moving in by Thorfinn, before they all became friends. With the only way to remove the curse potentially risking Samantha’s ability to communicate with the ghosts, she decides to dismiss it. However, as they welcome their first guests the floors of the house crumble beneath them.

Richie Moriarty as Pete, Roman Zaragoza as Sasappis, Rose McIver as Samantha, Asher Grodman as Trevor, Utkarsh Ambudkar as Jay and Danielle Pinnock as Alberta in Ghosts season 2

Ghosts cast (Image credit: Bertrand Calmeau/CBS)

So the ramifications of the very real curse are going to have to be addressed in Ghosts season 2. Can Samantha and Jay still open their B&B? Is Samantha going to decide to give up her new ability to talk with the dead? What other problems from the ghosts’ past will come to light?

CBS has revealed the official plot synopsis for the Ghosts season 2 premiere. Titled "Spies," the episode sees Sam enlists the ghosts to help secure a good review from an overly critical couple staying at the B&B. Also, Isaac tries to integrate Nigel into his friend group.

Catch up with some of what's happened so far this season with our Ghosts episode recaps:

Ghosts UK and Ghosts US collide

For those fans that were familiar with the original UK version of Ghosts and were hoping for some kind of crossover between the two shows, we have some good news. It’s kind of happening in the new season. Actor Mathew Baynton, who portrays Thomas Thorne in Ghosts season 4 in the UK is guest starring in the US iteration of the show. When discussing his US stint with Entertainment Weekly, Baynton stated: 

"When I was invited to play a guest role in the CBS version of Ghosts, I was a little concerned that the two universes colliding would tear a hole in the fabric of time and space. Thankfully, that didn't happen and instead, I had a lot of fun playing with a bunch of very lovely funny people."

Is there a Ghosts season 2 trailer?

Here's the original first-look trailer for Ghosts season 2.

The Ghosts team also shared a blooper reel from season 1 as part of their Comic-Con 2022 presentation. Enjoy!

Is there going to be a Ghosts season 3?

More Ghosts is coming on CBS, as the network has officially renewed the comedy series for a season 3.

"This season, executive producers Joe Port, Joe Wiseman and the brilliant cast delivered episodes that far surpassed our expectations. From the opening of the Woodstone B&B to epic Halloween and Christmas episodes, we have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our Ghosts even better. Much like our viewers, we love them more each and every week," said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. "As the series continues to win fans on broadcast and streaming, we're thrilled to bring back this touching and hilarious comedy for a third season."

Ghosts season 2 is going to continue its run for the rest of the 2022-2023 TV season, with Ghosts season 3 arriving in the fall for the 2023-2024 season. 

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.