Grand Army is viewable on Netflix from Oct. 16, 2020, giving Netflix plenty of time to approve a Grand Army Season 2. But Netflix hasn’t done so yet, leaving fans wondering if the programme will return. Twitter users are getting restless. The series, which follows five different pupils at an exclusive Brooklyn high school, has sparked a backlash against Netflix.
The nine episodes of the Grand Army have dealt with terrorism, politics, pranks, family concerns, culture disputes, drug issues, sexual assault, and other current teen topics. Three writers of colour left the show due to what Ming Pfeiffer termed “racist exploitation and abuse” on the set. Overall, despite its ardent supporters, the series has received mixed reviews. According to IndieWire, the programme focuses on its white protagonist and slips into clichés while trying to appeal to Gen Z. While Netflix hasn’t revealed the show’s ratings, it did make the top 10 most-watched series in October 2020 — but last (via Newsweek). All of this makes its comeback a possibility but not a guarantee.
Sadly, things do not seem reasonable. Netflix has officially cancelled the Grand Army Season 2, per Deadline. That doesn’t necessarily mean the end of platform-hopping, but it’s not a good indication. If another platform orders “Grand Army,” here’s where it may go.
Grand Army Season 2 Release Date
Due to the uncertainty of a second season’s approval, no release date has been set for Grand Army. Even if Season 2 is approved today, and all the necessary steps are taken to reunite the cast and restart production, it may be some time before the programme returns.
The programme was taped in Toronto and New York from May to September 2019. It took around 13 months to get to Netflix. Hopefully, the second time will be quicker, but you never know. It will take longer because a new platform is required. The programme won’t air until 2023, if ever.
Grand Army Season 2 Cast
Since season 2 hasn’t been announced, no cast list is available. All five key characters from the first season have indicated a wish to return. “We’re ready.” Amalia Yoo said in a group interview with Entertainment Weekly on October 17. They had no idea if there would be a comeback and hoped Netflix would listen. Netflix is still in charge.
Odessa A’zion plays Joey Del Marco, the main character from the original material Slut. Odley Jean plays Dominique Pierre. Siddhartha Pakam is a homosexual Indian student on the swim team. Maliq Johnson is Spanish Harlem’s, Jayson Jackson. Amalia Yoo plays Leila Kwan Miller, a Chinese adolescent adopted by Jewish parents.
“It means being properly, accurately represented,” Bageria remarked in a short Netflix interview broadcast to Twitter. ZION said, “I hope people can remember that there’s always someone going through something… Not alone. But don’t make other people’s troubles smaller.”
It’s hard to see any performers turning down a chance to reprise their roles. Many of the supporting characters will return, as their tales haven’t necessarily ended. Alphonso Romero II, Ashley Granger, Jaden Jordan, August Blanco Rosenstein, and Zac Kara.
Many issues were left unanswered at the end of Season 1, including Joey’s sexual assault. Mr Serrell-Freed (Thelonious Serrell-Freed) may turn on George (Anthony Ippolito) and Luke (Brian Altimus). After being outed involuntarily, fans should learn more about Dom’s internship and friendship with John (Romero), Sid’s Harvard trip and relationship with Victor (Rosenstein), and if Leila (Yoo), who wrote an anonymous email threatening to bomb the school, may also face repercussions. The Grand Army Season 2 could also explore how Jay’s quiet protest at a performance in solidarity with Owen may impact his future.
Johnson has openly speculated about a Grand Army Season 2 (via Digital Spy), stating that he likes how Grand Army handles friendships with subtlety. It’s about Jay’s friendship with fellow saxophonist Owen (Jordan). In my opinion, he will continue to grow as a young guy,” Johnson added. “I feel like we would probably see Owen again because Jayson won’t let their relationship go down the gutter.”
Ideally, all characters will grow up as they navigate the high school drama in Grand Army.