- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
The series following coach Monica Aldama and members of the Navarro (Texas) College cheerleading squad will premiere Jan. 12. Season two will have nine episodes, up from six for the show’s first season, which debuted in January 2020.
Cheer will spend part of its season tracking the case of Jerry Harris, who was a breakout star in the first season but was arrested in September 2020 on a charge of producing child pornography. Additional charges were brought against him in December of that year; he has pleaded not guilty in the federal case, which is making its way through the court system.
Season two began filming in early 2020, just as Cheer was debuting on Netflix. The pandemic forced a stop in production — as well as the cancellation of the national college cheer championship — but filming resumed later in the year and followed the Navarro squad through the 2021 championship in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Season two will also follow the squad from Navarro’s archrival, Trinity Valley Community College.
“I am a huge believer in the power of stories and telling them honestly. 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,” said Cheer director and executive producer Greg Whiteley. “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.”
One Potato Productions, Boardwalk Pictures and Caviar produce Cheer. Whiteley exec produces with Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Jasper Thomlinson and Bert Hamelinck.
Variety first reported the news.
Watch a trailer for season two below.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day