8:26am PT by Kate Stanhope
Netfix Renews 'Last Chance U' for Season 2
Last Chance U is getting a second shot at Netflix.
The streaming giant has renewed the sports docuseries for a second season, it was announced Monday.
Inspired by a GQ article, the series centers on athletes in difficult life circumstances who struggle to find redemption on a champion junior college football team in a bid to make it to the next level and realize their dreams.
Greg Whiteley (Mitt) will remain on as director for season two, which will focus on a group of young football players playing under East Mississippi Community College coach Buddy Stephens. The junior college has won multiple national championships and graduates more than 20 players per year into football scholarships at four-year universities, and nine of Stephens' former players currently play in the NFL. No premiere date has been set.
“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Greg Whiteley, who has genuinely captured both the struggles and triumphs these young men face in a world that often seems designed to hold them back,” said Netflix vp original documentary programming Lisa Nishimura. “Coach Buddy Stephens, academic advisor Brittany Wagner and the entire team at EMCC have bravely opened their doors for the filmmakers to capture their real world as it unfolds. We eagerly anticipate having a front-row seat as they continue to fight for their dreams in the coming season.”
Netflix produces the series with Condé Nast Entertainment, Endgame Entertainment and One Potato Productions.
Last Chance U joins Netflix's growing lineup of docuseries including Chef's Table and Making a Murderer. The renewal comes just weeks after Last Chance U's July 29 bow.