Ginny and Georgia season 2 looks like a certainty, despite the controversy swirling around the show after Taylor Swift called it out for including a "lazy, deeply sexist joke" about her. Now, Ginny and Georgia star Antonia Gentry has spoken out, thanking fans for their "love and support." More on that below.
Netflix hasn't officially confirmed Ginny and Georgia season 2 is happening, but it seems like a no-brainer decision to renew the series. The dramedy, which has been compared to Gilmore Girls, debuted on Feb. 26 and held the top slot on Netflix's Top 10 list in the U.S. for days after.
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The series follows a 30-year-old mother, Georgia (Brianne Howey), a single mom to 15-year-old Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and 9-year-old Austin (Diesel La Torraca). They move to a bucolic New England town to start over after Georgia's most recent ex-husband died under suspicious circumstances.
Ginny, whose father is Black, wants nothing more than to put down roots and find a place to belong. Her wishes seem to be answered when she's befriended by neighbor Max (Sara Waisglass) and then starts dating a popular boy at school, Hunter Chen (Mason Temple). But things become complicated by Ginny's feelings for Max's twin brother, Marcus (Felix Ballard).
As for Georgia, she sets her sights on the town's handsome mayor, Paul Randolph (Scott Porter). But secrets from her past threaten to come out and destroy the new life she's trying to build for her family. Season 1 ended on a huge cliffhanger, as Georgia celebrated a tremendous high while Ginny hit rock bottom.
Here's everything we know so far about Ginny and Georgia season 2.
Ginny and Georgia season 2 release date
Netflix has not even confirmed it's making Ginny and Georgia season 2, much less set a release date.
If Ginny and Georgia season 2 does get the green light, it may be awhile before we see the premiere. Filming on season 1 lasted for four months, but once it was completed, the show didn't air for over a year.
Given all the production delays due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Ginny and Georgia season 2's release date is not likely to be until fall or winter 2022 at the earliest.
Ginny and Georgia's Taylor Swift joke controversy
There's at least one person who isn't a fan of Ginny and Georgia and it's a very famous person at that.
Taylor Swift bashed the show and Netflix for a joke about her. In one scene, Ginny becomes annoyed at her mom for asking questions about her love life. "Why do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift," she tells Georgia.
Swift's fans took to social media to criticize the line as misogynistic and the mega-star singer herself responded as well on Twitter. In her post, she specifically called out Netflix, which streamed her documentary Miss Americana in early 2020. The Swift also noted that March is Women's History Month.
Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back. How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this horse shit as FuNnY. Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you 💔 Happy Women’s History Month I guess pic.twitter.com/2X0jEOXIWpMarch 1, 2021
Neither Netflix nor the show's creators have commented on the controversy.
After Swift's message, "Respect Taylor Swift" began to trend on Twitter. Some commenters began to harass the show's stars, including 23-year-old Antonia Gentry (who plays Ginny). Others defended her, with one saying, ""I love Taylor sm but y'all need to stop harassing Antonia," one follower wrote underneath one of Gentry's posts. "She didn't write that line, pls leave her alone. She doesn't deserve this."
Gentry recently posted her own Instagram message, though she does not directly address the Swift saga.
"Thank you for the love and support you have shown me and our show, 'Ginny and Georgia,' over the last week. I never would have imagined something like this as a young girl -- that is, having a voice capable of impact," Gentry wrote.
Ginny and Georgia season 2 cast
While nothing is official yet, we can assume the two title characters would return if Ginny and Georgia season 2 gets the green light. That's Brianne Howey as Georgia Miller and Antonia Gentry as Ginny Miller.
Nikki Roumel is likely to return as teen Georgia in flashbacks.
As for the rest of Ginny and Georgia season 2, we can probably expect to see:
- Diesel La Torraca as Austin Miller, Georgia's 9-year-old son
- Scott Porter as Paul Randolph, mayor of Wellsbury
- Sara Waisglass as Maxine "Max" Baker, Ginny's best friend
- Felix Mallard as Marcus Baker, Ginny's love interest and Max's twin brother
- Jennifer Robertson as Ellen Baker, the Millers' neighbor and Marcus and Max's mom
- Raymond Ablack as Joe, owner of Blue Farm Cafe
- Nathan Mitchell as Zion Miller, Georgia's ex and Ginny's biological father
- Kyle Bary as teenage Zion Miller
- Mason Temple as Hunter Chen, Ginny's boyfriend
- Katie Douglas as Abby, Ginny's friend
- Chelsea Clark as Norah, Ginny's friend
- Sabrina Grdevich as Cynthia Fuller, a mom and real estate agent
- Connor Laidman as Zach, Austin's school bully and Cynthia's son
- Chris Kenopic as Clint Baker, Ellen's husband
- Daniel Beirne as Nick, Paul's assistant in the mayor's office
- Alex Mallari Jr. as Gabriel Cordova, a private investigator
Ginny and Georgia season 1 ending, explained
The Ginny and Georgia season 1 finale ends with a huge cliffhanger: Ginny driving out of Wellsbury on a motorcycle, with Austin in town. But what leads Georgia's kids to make such a drastic decision? Here's a brief recap of what happens in the Ginny and Georgia episode 10:
Georgia's shady scheme is almost exposed when Cynthia accuses her of cashing campaign checks (which she discovered while snooping in the office). But Georgia put the money back just in time. Or almost — Nick saw that money is missing. He seems to be staying quiet about it for now.
Joe realizes that he met Georgia as a teen, after a stray comment by Ginny. But just as he's about to confess his feelings for her, he learns she is engaged to Paul.
Max ends her friendship with Ginny during the school musical. When Ginny tries to reach out to her, Max reveals she knows Ginny had sex with Marcus. Then, Ginny accidentally throws Abby under the bus, which completely breaks up MANG. Ginny is on the outs with everyone, including ex-boyfriend Hunter.
After her he makes another racist remark, Ginny blackmails her English teacher into writing her a glowing recommendation letter.
Austin must return to the classroom and face his bully when his teacher meets him outside. Georgia realizes he's been skipping school.
Private investigator Gabriel Cordova confronts Ginny with the info that Georgia may have killed her husband Kenny Drexel by poisoning him.
At Paul's re-election party, Cordova asks Georgia what she did with Kenny's missing body. She implies that she used the celebratory fireworks to "scatter the ashes."
Ginny and Austin burn their mother's poisonous plant, then drive out of town. Destination: unknown.
Ginny's next stop confirmed? Star Antonia Gentry revealed some big details about the finale, confirming a fan theory about where Ginny will begin the next season.