Since its debut, fans have wondered if and when Girls5eva season 2 will happen. And NBC just made it official! This feels like it was an inevitability, as Girls5eva was one of the first big shows announced for Peacock, and was a hit since its May debut. The musical comedy, created by Meredith Scardino (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and executive produced by Tina Fey (30 Rock and countless other hilarious shows you've no doubt enjoyed), is so good it convinced us to pay for Peacock just to finish season 1.
That's because only the first three episodes are on the free Peacock, with the rest locked behind a paywall. So with the show a seeming success, scoring 100% on Rotten Tomatoes (opens in new tab), 80% on Metacritic (opens in new tab), and a 100% hit rate in our wallet, we are excited to consider what happens when Girls5eva is back for more.
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Girls5Eva season 2 release date and renewal
Girls5eva season 2 just got confirmed via a press release sent to the media on June 14. Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming is quoted as saying "We are so excited to continue Girls5eva alongside this incredibly talented group of cast and producers. It was hard to miss the immediate fandom that was born after the launch of this series. This aspirational comeback story is filled with heart and friendship, perfectly blended with catchy-songs and humor, and delivered by an exceptionally versatile cast. We look forward to following this group’s journey as they continue to hit just the right notes.”
And about that release date. The first season was announced in January 2020, and released on Peacock in May, 2021. While the pandemic undoubtedly affected the production schedule, if Girls5eva season 2 gets the greenlight, we'd expect the show to drop some time in the first half of 2022. Of course, that's presuming everyone's schedules are in order and the series takes a similar amount of time to film.
We already knew the cast was up for another round though, with Renée Elise Goldsberry (Wickie, the 'fierce one') saying she feels "confident" that a second season will get the greenlight.
Talking to Collider (opens in new tab), Goldberry said, "You know, it's crazy. Two things, first of all, we don't even officially have a Season 2, and I'm such a realist, but I have never in my life felt so good and so confident about the opportunity to keep telling this story.
"I know for sure. I know for sure we are going to get [a second season] and no one has told me that we have. Before I saw any footage. Just because I know how chemistry works. I know how it feels.
"And the chemistry between us is so strong and so real, but not just that. I think the chemistry between a time and a subject matter is really important. And I think we need this kind of hope right now.
"We need some people to dream something ridiculous. And to bravely pull it off. I just believe we need that. So, I'm confident about getting a second season, because who doesn't want to see people keep doing that? We clearly still need it."
Meanwhile, Busy Philipps is keeping hope alive for a second season by gifting a tongue-in-cheek prayer candle to the crew with the fictitious band emblazoned on it. Originally posted to her Instagram stories, but later shared on Twitter (opens in new tab) by a fan, the caption reads "Our gift to the crew — a candle with our faces on it to pray for Season 2."
Girls5eva season 2 cast
So, who do we expect for Girls5eva season 2? The band all seems to be returning, per the announcement trailer (opens in new tab). So expect to see Sara Bareilles (Dawn), Busy Philipps (Summer), Paula Pell (Gloria), and Renée Elise Goldsberry (Wickie) make their comeback next year.
We learn that the fifth member of the band (Ashley Park as Ashley) died in a freak infinity pool accident, but makes an appearance in flashbacks throughout season 1. If the same formula continues in the second season, expect to see more of Park too.
The band's former manager, Larry Plumb (played by Jonathan Hadary) will almost certainly return, as well as Dawn's husband Scott (Daniel Breaker), and Summer's husband Kev (Andrew Rannells).
Beyond that, we'll have to sit tight and wait for official news!
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