cruel summer is a TV program broadcast by free form on April 20, 2021. The series, which consisted of a total of 10 episodes, was also broadcast on Amazon Prime as of August 6, 2021. The production of Bert V. Royal is in the genre of thriller, drama and mystery. Episodes of the series range between 42 and 45 minutes. Cruel Summer surpassed Shadowhunters to become the best opening series in Freeform history. Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia, Froy Gutierrez, Allius Barnes, Michael Landes, Blake Lee, Harley Quinn Smith and Brooklyn Sudano take part in Cruel Summer, which takes place over the same days of three different years, 1993-94-95, narrating the backstage of a kidnapping. The show is produced by eOne and Tia Napolitano is the showrunner. Shot in Dallas, Texas, the series was rated by 7,000 people on IMDb and received a 7.5 rating. So, will there be one second season of this popular production?
What is Cruel Summer’s plot?
The story of the series revolves around two young girls in the fictional town of Skylin, Texas, from their point of view. Its most notable feature is that each episode takes place on the same days of the same three years (1993, 1994, 1995). The series is about the kidnapping of the most popular girl in town and the events that followed.
1993: When everything seems right in the life of popular and beloved high school girl Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt), she is kidnapped on a date we don’t quite know yet.
1994: In Kate’s absence, Jeanette Turner (Chiara Aurelia) took her place in social life and befriended her friends and even her boyfriend. Long-lost Kate is rescued alive by the police from the home of Assistant Principal Martin Harris. In her statement and the interview she gave to the press, she explains that Jeanette saw her while she was imprisoned, but that she was still in detention because Jeanette had not informed anyone.
1995: After Kate’s statement, Jeanette becomes America’s most hated person, who rarely leaves the house. Kate, on the other hand, tries to erase the traces of the trauma she is still going through.
Will there be a second season of Cruel Summer?
The answer is yes! cruel summer has been renewed for season 2† The confirmation news came before the show’s first season finale. Cruel Summer, expected to wrap up its story at the end of the season, will return next season with a new story, either with the same cast/different story or evolving into an anthology with a different cast. Freeform president Tara Duncan said in an interview that extending Cruel Summer for Season 2 was an easy decision. Showrunner Tia Napolitano also thanked Iron Ocean, the team, the cast and their collaboration with their partners at Freeform and eOne, stating that it was the best first show experience one could wish for. She also thanked fans for their positive response and called Cruel Summer Season 2 a dream come true.
So, when is the expected second season release date† While the exact release date is not yet known, the series’ official Twitter account wrote that the second season will air in 2022. Also, the trailer for the second season was released on June 15. Since the first season was also released in April, viewers expect the second season to air at the latest Apr 2022†
What can we expect from season 2?
At the end of the first season of Cruel Summer, Jeanette and Kate realize that it was Mallory, not Jeanette, who had seen her through Martin’s window and hadn’t alerted the police. Mallory later came out clearly and explained that she saw a woman with blond hair by the window, but did not understand that it was Kate. Season two lets us see if Kate and Jeanette actually bury the axe, especially when the truth that Jeanette knew Kate was kidnapped runs the risk of being revealed. Also, the second season will likely explore Kate and Mallory’s relationship. Could their kiss in the season finale be the starting point of a love story? Is Jeanette a madman? Will she deal with the guilt of leaving Kate in the basement? And will Kate eventually learn everything? Let’s see and discover.