All of your Cruel Summer desires are coming true. Not solely has Freeform’s breakout authentic delivered one of the satisfying TV finales in a protracted whereas, however they’ve additionally confirmed Cruel Summer might be returning for a Season 2. But on condition that twist ending, what’s going to occur in a second season?
It’s at all times thrilling when a present you’re keen on will get renewed. But Cruel Summer is in a little bit of a bizarre place renewal-wise. Season 1’s final episode answered the present’s most urgent questions. So what tales are left to inform? We do not know what route showrunner Tia Napolitano and creator Bert V. Royal are going to take, however now we have some concepts. Here’s our greatest guesses about what might occur in Cruel Summer Season 2.
Jeanette Will Try Get Revenge
There’s one thing about Jeanette’s (Chiara Aurelia) little smile on the finish of “Hostile Witness” that makes our pores and skin crawl. But let’s return slightly additional in the finale. While on The Marsha Bailey Show, Jeanette deliberately mimicked Kate’s (Olivia Holt) authentic message to her.
“There is something I want to say,” Jeanette says on dwell TV. “To the girl who named me, who could have cleared all this up sooner but didn’t. Kate Wallis, I forgive you.”
Shortly after that interview, we be taught the reality. Jeanette by no means noticed Kate in Martin’s residence. But she did break in and listen to Kate beating on Martin’s basement door. For a second Jeanette thought of letting her out earlier than she stopped and smiled to herself. That tells us a few issues.
One, all your creepy emotions towards Jeanette are justified. She does have a manipulative streak in her, and he or she is able to low-key aiding in a kidnapping. Two, Jeanette shouldn’t be above a couple of twists of the reality. But most significantly, Jeanette nonetheless appears to resent Kate Wallis on some stage. If there’s one other season it appears doable it can revolve round Jeanette manipulating and blackmailing her technique to being Queen Bee once more, and quietly in search of revenge on the Wallis household in the method. If the present goes this manner there might be no path for redemption for Jeanette. But we are going to get to see what occurs with Kate and Mallory (Harley Quinn Smith), in order that’s a plus.
Season 2 Will Follow the Media’s Missteps
One of the unnamed villains in this collection has been the media: it’s the protection of this case that turned Jeanette Turner into essentially the most hated girl in America. If the Cruel Summer crew wished to stay with the identical characters and story, they may rehash Kate Wallis’ kidnapping, however by means of the eyes of the reporters who lined it.
This possibility might reply a number of unanswered questions. For instance, why was it misreported that Martin Harris (Blake Lee) was shot by police? How precisely did this small city information story acquire nationwide consideration? And how did this press consideration have an effect on Jeanette and Kate’s day-to-day lives? This possibility would let the present nonetheless give attention to Jeanette, Kate, Mallory, and Jamie (Froy Gutierrez). Plus, a high-stakes newsroom saga is at all times a blast.
There Will Be Another Crime in Skylin, Texas
One horrific crime already threatened to destroy this quiet Southern city. What would a second one do?
Season 2 might give attention to one other intense crime involving youngsters or younger adults. Think kidnapping, poisoning, a taking pictures, one thing to do with blackmail, or fraud. This new crime might give attention to the present’s authentic solid or it might elevate this thriller’s background characters. On one hand a complete new crime in this universe would give viewers the most effective of each worlds. We might go to with our Season 1 favorites whereas getting swept up in a brand new story. On the opposite hand, a second devastating crime in this group would destroy among the present’s believability. You don’t have a distinct homicide each different 12 months until you’re a TV present.
Season 2 Will Be Another Story Entirely
Since Cruel Summer wrapped up so properly on the finish of Season 1, this looks as if the almost certainly possibility. It’s totally doable that Cruel Summer could turn into an anthology collection. That would imply every season would observe a distinct group of characters and a brand new complicated crime. It wouldn’t even must be restricted to the Nineteen Nineties. Much like Narcos, American Horror Story, or Fargo the collection might leap between years and many years, exploring totally different tales. This possibility would nonetheless permit for Jeanette and Kate’s return. After all, if there’s a brand new most hated girl in America, chances are high she’d need to speak to the teenaged OG.
Cruel Summer Will Go The Sinner Route
This is form of a mixture of the final two choices, but it surely must be mentioned. Cruel Summer might remodel into an anthology collection structured like Jessica Biel’s different wildly fashionable TV present, The Sinner. That would imply Season 2 would observe a personality linked to Kate Wallis’ kidnapping however as they’re trapped in the center of a distinct crime. If they do go this route, can we nominate Vince (Allius Barnes) for the Bill Pullman function? Vince and his on-again off-again boyfriend Ben (Nathaniel Ashton) would make nice heroes for an additional felony saga.