Cast your mind back to January 2020 – quite literally another world, as it feels now. As well as being one of the last months of relative normality we can remember, it’s also when Cheer season one was released on Netflix, and it caused quite a sensation.
A documentary series focusing on cheerleading might not be something we thought we’d be particularly interested in, but very quickly we were hooked on the drama of the Navarro Cheer team, coached by the dedicated but formidable Monica Aldama.
Now, we have the pleasing news that Cheer season two is due to hit Netflix on 12 January, and we reckon it will be the ultimate cure for our winter blues! Along with Monica, old favourites like Lexi Brumback, La’Darius Marshall, Morgan Simianer and Gabi Butler will all feature, plus you can expect a host of new faces too.
The show began filming in secret in January 2020, before covid-19 arrived and threw a slight spanner in the works.
The official synopsis reads: ‘As season two opens and the buzz around their newfound stardom threatens to alter the dynamic of Navarro Cheer, the team finds no amount of press frenzy could compare to the challenges they must face when Covid-19 upends the 2020 cheer season and a serious criminal accusation is levied at one of their teammates.
‘Against that dramatic backdrop, the nine-episode season expands to showcase Navarro’s fiercest rival: Trinity Valley Community College. As with the Navarro team, TVCC has a charismatic coach and breakout stars whose struggles, triumphs and stories extend far beyond the mat.
‘As both teams push for the 2021 championship in Daytona, familiar faces take compelling detours and new contenders make a name for themselves.’
Watch the full trailer below