One of the best TV shows of 2021, Cruel Summer, will return for its second season. Here’s everything you need to know.
- The first season comprising of 10 episodes premiered on Freeform on April 20, 2021.
- It is one of the best TV shows of 2021 with an IMDb score of 7.5 and Rotten Tomatoes rating of 91% based on 22 critic reviews.
- The show was officially renewed by Freeform ahead of the Season 1 finale on June 15, 2021.
Cruel Summer is an American thriller teen drama Television series created by Bert V. Royal. It premiered in the United States on Freeform on April 20, 2021. In no time Cruel Summer emerged as the network’s most-watched show ever. There was no surprise when Freeform renewed the show before the first season concluded on June 15, 2021. The fans are eager to watch the next set of mystery and thrill-filled episodes. So, without any delay, here’s everything you need to know about Cruel Summer Season 2:
The official synopsis reads, “In a small Texas town, popular teen Kate is kidnapped. Seemingly unrelated, a girl named Jeanette goes from being a sweet, awkward outsider to the most popular girl in town, but by 1995 she has become the most despised person in America.”
Cruel Summer Season 2 Release Date
In a recent interview, Freeform’s President Tara Duncan stated that the series’ renewal was an “easy decision.” That’s obvious because the fiction premiered a few months back and it’s already among the most-watched shows of all time! (via Deadline).
It has been well received by critics, particularly for its storyline and cast performances. Cruel Summer has a good IMDb score of 7.5. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show holds an approval rating of 91% based on 22 critic reviews, with an average rating of 7.9/10.
It’s too early for an official release date, but not for the release year. Jessica Biel, one of the executive producers, already confirmed that the second season will drop sometime in 2022. Still, we can assume that the second would follow the same airing schedule as the first one. It aired from April to June, so expect the same, as of now. We might get new episodes in early or mid-2022.
Cruel Summer Season 2 Trailer
Anyways, we shouldn’t expect a trailer at the moment. Wait until the fall of 2021 or early 2022. Meanwhile, you can watch the first season trailer to get the essence of the show:
Cruel Summer Season 2 Plot Details
Season 1 of the series ended with quite a mini cliffhanger. However, the story can and cannot be stretched for another season. For instance, the season ended with confrontation among the group, and Kate and Mallory kissing, hinting at a happy ending. But we know what the first season did leave behind. Season 2 would be responding to those unanswered questions.
Likewise, it’s possible that the new season follows a new plot. A new story may be followed with the same cast, in multiple timelines. Maybe someone else would be the main focus of the series. Or maybe the same group will be surrounded by more thrilling adventures and mysteries. At this point, nothing can be said clearly. The plot of Cruel Summer Season 2 can follow any direction.
Cruel Summer Season 2: Cast
Almost all cast and characters in the first season would reprise their roles in Season 2. As of yet, nothing is revealed about the casting changes. But we know for sure that there’ll be a few additions to the cast for the next season. We’ll keep you posted as soon as there’s a word on that. Till then, below is the list of stars who would play their former roles in the second season. Among them, Blank Lee’s Martin Harris, as we know, is dead. So he will be appearing in flashbacks only, just like Kate’s abuser.
- Olivia Holt as Kate Wallis
- Chiara Aurelia as Jeanette Turner
- Froy Gutierrez as Jamie Henson
- Harley Quinn Smith as Mallory Higgins
- Brooklyn Sudano as Angela Prescott
- Allius Barnes as Vince Fuller
- Nathaniel Ashton as Ben Hallowell
- Michael Landes as Greg Turner
- Blank Lee as Martin Harris
Where to watch Cruel Summer Season 2?
After reading about the show, you might be wondering where to stream or watch it. Cruel Summer season 1 aired in the United States on Freeform cable channel. Freeform subscribers can still stream the first season on the network’s official website or Freeform app.
In the United States, all episodes of the first season are also available for streaming on Hulu. In other countries like the United Kingdom, India, Australia, Cruel Summer is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.