Ted Danson as Michael
Michael (Ted Danson) instructs his crew of actors to get Eleanor drunk (Kristen Bell) at the afterlife welcome party in a sneak peek from the Season 2 premiere of “The Good Place.” NBC/Colleen Hayes

Michael meets with his crew of actors in a sneak peek from the Season 2 premiere of NBC’s “The Good Place.”

In the minute-and-a-half video, Michael (Ted Danson) reminds the actors about their plan for the upcoming welcome party. “The most important thing tonight — and this is crucial — you need Eleanor (Kristen Bell) to get drunk at the welcome party, so she will say and do a bunch of bad stuff. Then we take that stuff and use it to build our chaos sequence in the morning.”

“Last time, she stole all the cocktail shrimp, and we made giant nightmare shrimp fly through the sky,” Michael tells the actors of what they did during the first version of his the Bad Place project. “It’s those details that make her realize that she’s in danger of being found out.”

When Michael notices that his plan is boring the actors, the ambitious master architect gives them a little pep talk. “I know that this kind of large scale deception is not what you are trained to do,” Michael says. “There are gonna be days when you’re just sick of being around these disgusting humans with their gross little mouths and their stupid elbows. You’re gonna be tempted to say ‘Screw it! Can we just go back to HQ and do this the old fashion way — pull out some fingernails, toss someone in an acid pit?’ …. Sure that sound nice, but it also sounds easy. We are all here because we believe there’s a better way to make humans miserable, and I believe in you.”

While Michael seems to have convinced the actors to stick with the plan at the end of the sneak peek, TV Guide reported that Michael will continue to deal with the actors throughout the new season as they have their own demands.

Series creator Michael Schur revealed that Michael will also be dealing with “a boss who thinks his plan is stupid.” He also added that Season 2 Michael is like an indie film director working with a novice crew and a studio head who hates the script.

“The Good Place” Season 2 premieres with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. EDT on NBC.