Make no mistake about it, Cruel Summer is cruel to the majority of its characters. However, the same cannot be said of Freeform, which announced season two even before the season one finale aired, indicating that the network is committed to the show.
The network’s president, Tara Duncan, told TVLine that the renewal was a “easy decision,” which makes sense considering Cruel Summer has been the network’s most watched series ever (via Deadline).
There will be some adjustments, and they will not be limited to the fact that Cruel Summer creator Bert V Royal has formally stepped down from his position as showrunner. Right now, there’s a lot of uncertainty around season two and the possible direction this show could take in the future, so tell your mother to put the phone down and turn on the computer because we’re about to tune into everything you need to know about Cruel Summer season two.
Cruel Summer Season 2 Premiere Date: When Will It Be Broadcasted on Television?
\Cruel Summer executive producer Jessica Biel (yes, that Jessica Biel) has announced that the show will return with new episodes in 2022, according to Deadline. As of now, there is no official release date for season two. However, we wouldn’t be shocked if it followed a similar timeline to the first chapter, which would imply we may be returning to Skylin as early as April 2022.
Cruel Summer Season 2 Cast Members: Who Will Appear on the Show?
If season two does end up continuing with the same story, we may expect the majority of the core cast to remain, including the following characters:
• Olivia Holt in the role of Kate Wallis
• Chiara Aurelia in the role of Jeanette Turner.
• Froy Gutierrez in the role of Jamie Henson
• Mallory Higgins is played by Harley Quinn Smith.
• Brooklyn Sudano takes on the role of Angela Prescott
• Allius Barnes in the role of Vince Fuller
• Nathaniel Ashton in the role of Ben Hallowell.
• Michael Landes in the role of Greg Turner
Blake Lee is the only member of the cast that has a question mark hanging over them because Martin Harris died in the very first episode, only to return in flashbacks. Given the nature of Kate’s abuse, it is possible that her abuser will reappear in more flashbacks or possibly in her memory during season two.
What Will Happen in the Second Season of Cruel Summer?
Assuming that season two takes up where the season finale left off, the implications of that twist will undoubtedly be felt in the coming episodes and seasons. Is Jeanette suffering from a mental illness? Will she ever be able to shake off the remorse of abandoning Kate to rot in that basement? And, more importantly, will Kate ever find out? These are just a few of the many, many questions that may be addressed in season two, not to mention the future of Kate’s relationship with Mallory.
According to showrunner Tia Napolitano, who spoke to Decider about the startling climax, “we were already filming when we came up with that final bombshell, which I believe elevates it to a whole new level.”
“What’s interesting about Jeanette’s deception is that, technically, she never lies,” Napolitano said when discussing Jeanette’s dishonesty. ‘I didn’t see Kate Wallis,’ she replies emphatically.
“She didn’t seem to notice her.” She was aware of her presence. I believe that’s a wonderful line amid the bizarreness that is Jeanette’s character. She’s undoubtedly convinced she’s on the right side of the law because she claims she never saw Kate Wallis in the basement.” “It took a long time for us to find out about it,” she said further.
According to Napolitano, the Cast and Crew Were Taken by Surprise by the Dramatic Conclusion.
Several members of the cast joined us to watch Episode 10, and Michelle Purple from Iron Ocean (Productions) shared her reaction to the footage of the cast witnessing the last scene.
The likes of Sarah Drew were completely unaware of what was about to take place.” Because I was aware of what was going to happen, they were screamed at by me. If you happen to see me in the video, I’m literally crying because I’m so overwhelmed by the kind feedback.”
However, it is unclear whether or not the second season will dive farther into this deception and betrayal. Deadline’s first report on the renewal claimed that season two might “include a fresh tale with the same actors or, in anthology fashion, use the device of two points of view using several timelines with a new ensemble” and that season three would be the final season of the show.
So, instead of Chiara Aurelia and Olivia Holt on the stage, someone else may take the lead. Alternatively, we could travel back in time to an entirely new era – though we would undoubtedly miss the show’s kitsch 90s aesthetic.
A completely other mystery might also be introduced by the same individuals in the next episode. Perhaps we will learn that Kate was not the only victim of Martin Harris, so igniting a chain reaction of anguish and trauma that has the potential to consume the entire town of Skylin.
Season 2 Trailer for Cruel Summer: When Will It Be Available to Watch?
Cruel Summer fans will have to wait just as long as Kate did to get her dial-up connection to work, and they will have to wait even longer for fresh footage to arrive. At the absolute least, don’t look for a season two trailer until early 2022, and that’s just us being hopeful. but we have the trailer f season 1 you can enjoy that
“We planned out the season that we did from the beginning, from when I joined the project, that there was going to be some type of misunderstanding between Kate and Jeanette about what was going on in that house,” she continued, describing how the storyline developed organically. We had a lot of fun figuring out what it was.
“”Once again, we just kept improving it and improving it. And then we added the Mallory twist to finish it off. We were already filming — we might have been filming Episode 4 at the time — when we came up with the final twist, which I believe elevates the show to a whole new level.”