For many, Netflix's Cheer was a rare, much-needed bright spot amidst the turmoil and frustration of COVID quarantine. An unexpected breakout hit for the network; a second season seemed almost guaranteed, though no one expected it would come as many return to isolation.
Following the prestigious members of Navarro Cheer, season two of the Emmy-winning series tackles the enormous amounts of unexpected buzz, press, and recognition resulting from the show's success. As many members receive the "star" treatment, coach Monica Aldama has a tall order to regain control and lead her group to another National Championship.
The season's trailer showcases those struggles as well as the emotional toll the team is hit with when member Jerry Harris is charged with a string of serious criminal accusations. Add in COVID and the always intense rivalry with Trinity Valley Community College, and the drama, excitement, and backflips enter overdrive. (Oh, and in case you forgot, La'Darius Marshall still calls himself the Queen.)
It appears the members of Trinity Valley will be getting more screentime as we meet their coach, Vontae Johnson, and Angel Rice, the Simone Biles of tumbling. As a result, the Cheer universe is expanding, bringing us the heartfelt and emotional stories that extend beyond the mat as both squads appear on a collision course for Daytona and the 2021 National Championship.
Cheer returns to Netflix for an expanded nine-episode second season on January 12.