After Cruel Summer became a fan favorite on Freeform, it got a quick renewal — leaving audiences craving for more.
The series debuted in April 2021 and told a story over three years: 1993, 1994 and 1995. It followed Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt), who was kidnapped and later rescued, and Jeanette Turner (Chiara Aurelia), who was accused of knowing the whereabouts of the missing girl.
Although several original cast members teased their hopes for the upcoming season, Freeform later announced that the show would become an anthology series. In April 2022, the network confirmed that season 2 would include a new cast and showrunner Elle Triedman.
Instead, season 2 will introduce new characters at the center of a love triangle. “Approaching the story from three different timelines surrounding Y2K, the season twists and turns as it tracks the early friendship between Megan, Isabella and Megan’s best friend Luke, the love triangle that blossomed, and the mystery that would impact all of their lives going forward,” a synopsis for the sophomore season read.
Scroll down for everything we know so far about season 2 of Cruel Summer: