Netflix has announced a January 12 premiere date and unveiled a trailer for Season 2 of its Emmy-winning docuseries Cheer.
Season 1 of the docuseries saw series star Jerry Harris arrested on multiple felony charges related to sexual misconduct involving minors. Season 2, according to Netflix, will address the charges against Harris. “I can’t even, like, process it right now,” coach Monica Aldama says in the trailer for the new season.
“I am a huge believer in the power of stories and telling them honestly,” said Greg Whiteley, Director and Executive Producer. “I believe the story is going to ultimately be the best version of itself when you are honoring what is true, and you’re not running from it. This season covers events as they unfolded, beginning in January 2020 through April 2021, following Navarro College and their rival Trinity Valley Community College on their journeys to the national championship. The new episodes also tackle extremely difficult moments, including the impact of COVID-19 and criminal charges against one of Navarro’s former team members. It was inspiring, heartbreaking, sometimes frustrating, and ultimately moving to be a part of their lives. Flying home from our last day of shooting in Daytona, I thought, ‘I cannot believe we saw what we just saw, we experienced what we just experienced.’ If we do our job right, we’re able to take the audience on that same ride.”
The four-episode Season 1 launched pre-pandemic, on January 8, 2020. Season 2 has been expanded to nine episodes.
Per the official logline: “As Season 2 opens and the buzz around their newfound stardom threatens to alter the dynamic of Navarro Cheer, the team finds no amount of press frenzy could compare to the challenges they must face when COVID-19 upends the 2020 cheer season and a serious criminal accusation is levied at one of their teammates.”
Cheer Season 2 is directed by Whiteley (Last Chance U) and produced by One Potato Productions and Boardwalk Pictures. Whiteley, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Jasper Thomlinson and Bert Hamelinck executive produce.
Watch the trailer above.
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