“Cheer” Doesn’t Shy Away From Headlines in Season 2 Trailer

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.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.