Grand Army has just released on Netflix but fans are already eager to find out if season 2's coming. Here's the latest update on the series.
Grand Army dropped on Netflix last Friday, and those who've binged watched its 9 episodes in a heartbeat can't help but crave more after its powerful final episode.
Created by Katie Cappiello, the series is loosely based on Cappiello's Slut: The Play.
The series follows the struggle of five teenagers from Grand Army High School, the largest public high school in Brooklyn.
After a very moving season 1, let's find out what's the latest update on the show's status.
Netflix is yet to renew Grand Army for season 2 as of this writing. The show is still on its first week on the streaming platform, so it's still too early for renewal. Netflix often takes at least a month before deciding whether to renew a show or not, after deliberating on the show's first 30 days performance on the platform.
We're expecting to hear more about the show's renewal status in the upcoming months.
The show has just premiered on the platform on October 16, 2020. It is yet to secure a renewal before they could proceed with season 2 production, which likely wouldn't begin until next year.
We're guessing that season 2 episodes won't be here until the last quarter of 2022. That is if they manage to get renewed before the year ends and begin season 2 production by 2021.
Grand Army follows five students at Grand Army High School in Brooklyn, New York, as they try to navigate through life and struggle to find success amidst sexual, racial, and economic politics.
The show has tackled a lot of deep issues that hinder the main characters from achieving their full potentials.
Towards the end of season 1, John accepted Dom's invitation to go with her to prom. The show concluded with Jay's powerful protest during All-State Performance. Covering his mouth with black sellotape, Jay stood with his fists in the air and his sax on his other hand, engulfing the whole theater in silence.
This protest will hopefully bring real attention to systemic racism at Grand Army on season 2.
Aptly titled 'Freedom,' season 1's episode finale has brought moments of freedom, which eventually leads to a glimmer of hope for the main characters.
The fight has just begun, and more things need to get done in season 2.
The show is yet to get renewed for season 2. Hence, there is still no official cast list as of this writing. However, major cast members are most likely to reprise their roles based on how season 1 ended.
They are Odessa A'zion as Joey Del Marco, Odley Jean as Dominique "Dom" Pierre, Amir Bageria as Siddhartha "Sid" Pakam, Maliq Johnson as Jayson "Jay" Jackson, Amalia Yoo as Leila Kwan Zimmer, Alphonso Romero Jones, II as John Ellis, Thelonius Serrell-Freed as Tim Delaney, Anthony Ippolito as George Wright and Brian Altemus as Luke Friedman among others.
Before its release, Grand Army has been riddled with controversy after playwright and screenwriter Ming Peiffer quit the show alongside two other writers of color due to alleged "racist exploitation and abuse."
Me and the 3 writers of color who worked on the show quit due to racist exploitation and abuse. The show runner and creator went full Karen and called Netflix hr on the Black writer in the room for getting a haircut. Yes you read that correctly. Who wants to interview us? https://t.co/tBEbk8JRqm— Ming Peiffer (@mingpdynasty) September 2, 2020
These allegations became highly controversial, especially because one of the show's core touch is about racism.
However, this isn't the first time for Netflix shows to get involved in a controversy, so we're assuming this won't affect the show's renewal. Teen drama 13 Reasons Why even made it to season 4 despite all the backlash.
If you haven't watched Grand Army yet, we're dropping season 1's trailer for you. Full episodes are available on Netflix.