Created by Katie Cappiello loosely based on her play ‘Slut: The Play,’ ‘Grand Army’ is a fresh coming-of-age drama that attempts to break sociocultural stereotypes by touching upon relevant themes of bullying, sexual assault, racism, and rape culture. The Netflix original series revolves around five teenagers at the Grand Army High School in Brooklyn, New York. Following its premiere in 2020, the series garnered positive responses from critics and audiences.
While the critics could not overlook the generic clichés and misplaced ambition of the show, they praised the show for its characteristic flamboyance and honesty. The series stars an impressive ensemble of cast, but Odley Jean, who reprises her role from the Broadway production, clearly stands apart. After the liberating ending of the first season, followers are rooting to see their favorite characters on screen again. If you want to get updates on the release date and other details of ‘Grand Army’ season 2, we would be obliged to disclose what we know.
Grand Army Season 2 Release Date
‘Grand Army’ season 1 premiered globally on October 16, 2020, on Netflix. The first season packs nine episodes with runtimes ranging from 42 to 72 minutes per episode.
Let us now discuss the release of the speculated second season of the fan-favorite series. First and foremost, Netflix is yet to announce a renewal of the series. It is not odd, considering how the streaming giant often delays renewals unless the series achieves extreme popularity in the first few weeks, and the first season only achieved mild success in that regard.
While the show became one of Netflix’s top 10 most-watched in the US in the month of its release, it also gave rise to controversy as three of the show’s writers quit following alleged racial discrimination and abuse within the production team. All of these developments hinder the second season of the show from becoming an absolute certainty.
The second season of the coming-of-age drama series may not get to the floor until an official announcement is made on the part of Netflix. If and when that happens, and the production begins sometime by the end of 2021, we may expect ‘Grand Army’ season 2 to release sometime in early 2023.
Grand Army Season 2 Cast: Who can be in it?
As the show would lose much of its enthusiasm without its diversely represented cast, we may expect much of the original cast members to return in the upcoming season. In central roles, we hope to see Odessa A’zion (Joey Del Marco), Odley Jean (Dominique “Dom” Pierre), Amir Bageria (Siddhartha “Sid” Pakam), Maliq Johnson (Jayson Jackson), and Amalia Yoo (Leila Kwan Zimmer).
In other supporting and recurring roles, we would continue to see Alphonso Romero Jones, who plays the role of Dom’s love interest, John Ellis, alongside Sydney Meyer, who plays the role of Anna Delaney, and Keara Graves, who appears as Grace. Apart from the original cast of the first season, we also hope to see some surprise faces being introduced in the next season.
Grand Army Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?
The deliberately tense finale of the first season leaves one craving for more. While Dom is preparing for a definitive step in her life, Sid achieves his dream when he gets a call from Harvard. In other developments, Leila hooks up with Omar, and Joey confronts Tim about the incident of abuse, and in a significant conjecture, Tim breaks down.
The finale of the inaugural season of ‘Grand Army’ is refreshingly vocal in its expression of individuality, which gives the episode a liberating air. Following the tone of the series, the final episode sees Jay and Leila standing up against racial discrimination, and Joey finds a safe space to talk about her trauma. All of the characters have grown in the course of the narrative and that shows.
If renewed, the second season will ideally move forward with the lives of the protagonists. Sid is accepted by his parents following his crack at Harvard, but is that just a pretense? Also, will it be disclosed that Leila was behind the bomb threat at school? While the creator has not spilled any beans regarding the plot of the potential second season, we hope that it will be more assertive and groundbreaking in its exploration of gen Z teenage reality.
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