Netflix’s Rebelde Season 2: Renewed or Cancelled?

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‘Rebelde’ is a Mexican teen drama series that revolves around students from different socioeconomic backgrounds at the prestigious Elite Way School (EWS). Based on a wildly popular telenovela of the same name — which in turn draws inspiration from the Argentinian drama ‘Rebelde Way’ — the show focuses on the first-year students’ musical adventures and the looming threat of a secret society called The Lodge.

The musical comedy-drama explores the joys and perils of teenagehood, an amateur band, and the chaotic experience of high school. Naturally, fans are curious to know about the Netflix reboot’s fate. So, will the Spanish-language teen series return with a second installment? Well, here’s everything you need to know about ‘Rebelde’ season 2!

Rebelde Season 2 Release Date

‘Rebelde’ season 1 premiered in its entirety on January 5, 2022, on Netflix. The first season comprises eight episodes with a runtime of 32-48 minutes each.

Since you’re curious about the show’s second season, here is what we can tell you. As of now, there’s no official information from Netflix regarding ‘Rebelde’ season 2. This is likely due to the fact that the streaming giant is presumably waiting to see how season 1 performs in terms of viewership and ratings before deciding upon the show’s fate. However, we are of the opinion that the show will get renewed for a second season. This is largely due to the fact that the season 1 finale is open-ended and establishes the storylines for season 2.

Now, it’s time to gauge when the potential second season will land. According to reports, filming for season 1 commenced in March 2021 and was wrapped up by September 2021. Usually, Netflix follows the trend of maintaining a year’s gap between two seasons. Therefore, keeping in mind the time required for renewal, production, and post-production, we think it isn’t too far-fetched to eye a 2023 release date for the prospective second edition of the musical drama. Thus, fans can expect ‘Rebelde’ season 2 to premiere sometime in Q1 2023.

Rebelde Season 2 Cast: Who can be in it?

If season 2 gets the go-ahead, we expect that most of the main cast will reprise their roles. This includes Azul Guaita Bracamontes (Jana Cohen), Andrea Chaparro (María José Sevilla a.k.a. MJ), Franco Masini (Luka Colucci), Sergio Mayer Mori (Estebán Torres), Jeronimo Cantillo (Guillermo “Dixon” Álvarez), and Lizeth Selene (Andrea “Andi” Agosti).

It is also likely that we will see Alejandro Puente (Sebastián “Sebas” Langarica-Funtanet), Giovanna Grigio (Emilia Alo), Estefanía Villarreal (Celina Ferrer), and Leonardo de Lozanne (Marcelo Colucci) once again. Perhaps fresh faces will join the mix as well, with new characters butting heads with the older ones, provided the show continues beyond its inaugural run.

Rebelde Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?

Season 1 focuses on the misadventures of MJ and her friends at the boarding school as they form The Nonames and decide to take part in The Battle of the Bands. But soon, chaos unfurls when a mysterious group called The Lodge begins to terrorize the students. We thus see how friendships are tested, and each member’s troubling backstory comes to the surface as the final round of the competition approaches.

In the season finale, we find out that The Nonames are allowed to take part in the finals. However, due to school board politics, Luka is expelled instead of Sebastián, who is the leader of The Lodge. Then, in a surprising twist, after Emilia ditches Sebastián, MJ leaves her band and decides to perform with him instead. Ultimately, before The Nonames perform, they reveal onstage the deal they were offered by the school board and the truth about The Lodge.

If greenlit, season 2 will likely explore the aftermath of the Battle of the Bands. We’ll probably get to see what MJ’s dynamic is like with The Nonames and whether they will forgive her for her betrayal. Additionally, we might learn about Luka’s fate and the future of Andi and Emilia’s romantic relationship. Of course, the EWS will see more teenage drama, musical rivalries, school board politics, and interpersonal conflicts in the potential round 2 of the Netflix series.

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