Ordinary Joe Season 2: Renewed or Cancelled?

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Created by Matt Reeves, NBC’s drama series ‘Ordinary Joe’ centers around Joe Kimbreau. The show follows his life as a police officer, rock star, and nurse in three distinct timelines. The comparison and contrast between the events that happen in Joe’s three parallel lives highlight the consequences of the three choices he confronts after his graduation. Developed by Garrett Lerner and Russel Friend, the show originally released in September 2021.

The show received mixed to favorable reviews from critics and audiences alike. Even though its premise and the lead performances garnered praises, the multiple-narrative structure was criticized for its complexity. Still, after an intriguing first season, admirers of the show must be looking forward to the updates concerning the show’s second installment. On that note, here’s everything we know!

Ordinary Joe Season 2 Release Date

‘Ordinary Joe’ season 1 premiered on September 20, 2021, on NBC and ended its run on January 24, 2022. The first season comprises 13 episodes with a runtime of around 43 minutes each.

As far as the second round is concerned, let us share the updates. NBC has not yet released an official statement regarding the renewal of ‘Ordinary Joe’ season 2. As per reports, the show couldn’t manage to record attractive viewership, which may influence the network’s decision concerning the show’s future. However, the developers of the series are optimistic.

In an interview given to Collider in September 2021, co-developer Garrett Lerner said that the show is conceived as a multiple-season drama. “There is [a multi-year plan in place]. And like any plan, you never know how much of it will survive. But we do have a very rough plan […],” Lerner said. When asked about the number of potential seasons, he did not hold back. “At least like 15 to 16 [seasons]? [laughs] At least. I don’t know. I guess in, in our heads, I think it was like five or six, cause I felt that’s what This Is Us is doing. But who knows?” he added.

As Lerner indicated, a second season of the show is very likely, even though NBC hasn’t announced anything yet. If renewed soon, we can expect ‘Ordinary Joe’ season 2 to release sometime in Q4 2022 or Q1 2023.

Ordinary Joe Season 2 Cast: Who can be in it?

If renewed, we can expect the return of the driving force of the series, James Wolk as Joe Kimbreau. Natalie Martinez (Amy Kindelán), Elizabeth Lail (Jenny Banks), Charlie Barnett (Eric Payne), David Warshofsky (Frank Kimbreau), John Gluck (Christopher/Lucas/Zeke), and Anne Ramsay (Gwen Kimbreau) are expected to reprise their roles as well. However, Adam Rodriguez (Bobby Diaz) may not return to the potential season 2 following the death of his onscreen character in season 1. In case new characters are introduced, we may see some fresh faces.

Ordinary Joe Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?

The show’s first season ends with astounding developments in the three parallel timelines. Nurse Joe’s zipper pants endeavor helps him mend his relationship with his son Chris. The father-son duo goes on a road trip to strengthen their bond. After successfully helping his son Lucas in the surgery, Officer Joe meets Amy’s family to take their relationship to the next level. He reveals to Amy that he wants to build a family with her. On the other hand, Musician Joe struggles with an accident. His life goes haywire when he learns about Amy’s pregnancy.

If renewed, the second season may continue exploring the three parallel lives of Joe. After repairing the connection between him and his son, Nurse Joe may need to work on his married life. Kinsley’s presence may affect Nurse Joe’s life beyond his understanding. Officer Joe’s life is expected to continue with Lucas and Amy. We can expect the potential season 2 to focus on the nuances of his relationship with his son and the complications that may arise with Amy. There’s a long road ahead for Musician Joe before his life can return to normalcy. If renewed, we can expect the sophomore round to depict his recovery from the emotional and physical turmoil he suffers in season 1.

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