After the first episode broke records as the most-watched series premiere on the Starz app (yep, even more than Outlander), the premium cable network promptly renewed P-Valley for a second season to air in the summer of 2020.
P-Valley transports us to the fictitious Mississippi Delta hamlet of Chucalissa, based on a play written by showrunner and Pulitzer Prize winner Katori Hall.
There, we are introduced to the intriguing characters who frequent the Pynk, a strip club owned by Uncle Clifford, a clever, bold, but financially struggling businessman. The storylines in this steamy series are all based on real events in Hall’s life, and each episode was directed by a different woman.
“I was raised in the South, and going to strip joints was just a normal part of my Black experience there. We didn’t necessarily view it as anything to be ashamed of, “to The Playlist, she remarked. “Misconceptions abound in this sphere.
Women like these are stereotyped and treated poorly. Everything they’re producing is art, and I wanted to do what I could to elevate their reputation. In any case, there’s no reason to feel guilty about it.”
All the information we have so far regarding the upcoming second season is below.
The Release Date of the Second Season of P-Valley
We know that season 2 will launch in 2022 because of a behind-the-scenes teaser video that was released in August through the show’s social media pages.
However, there has been no announcement of a release date as of yet. But thanks to an exclusive report from the Hollywood Reporter, we now know that there will be 10 episodes in Season 2.
The first season launched in the summer of 2020; if the show is so great, why make us wait more than a year for more of Uncle Clifford and Mercedez?
Hall told Indie Wire that the second season wouldn’t be ready for another two years because of the pandemic, and Elarica Johnson (Autumn Night) claimed the same thing.
A June interview she gave to The Playlist suggested that filming would soon begin on the series.
Is Everyone From the First Season Returning for the Second?
It gives us great pleasure to announce that it appears the whole core cast of The Pynk will be back for its second season. We’ve provided the links to their Instagram accounts so you can follow up with them once filming begins.
- Brandee Evans – Mercedes
- Nicco Annan – Uncle Clifford
- Shannon Thornton – Keyshawn/Miss Mississippi
- Elarica Johnson – Autumn Night
- Skyler Joy – Gidget
- J. Alphonse Nicholson – Lil Murda
- Parker Sawyers – Andre Watkins
- Tyler Lepley – Diamond
Is it Possible to Get Season 2 Spoilers?
If the season 1 finale is any indication, there will be several plots revolving around Autumn Night’s acquisition of The Pynk through auction, therefore preventing its sale to casino developers. It also makes Uncle Clifford technically report to her, which might make working together challenging.
It’s going to be epic to see Uncle Clifford and Hailey battle it out for the club’s leadership, as Hall said to Entertainment Weekly.
This fake romance between Mississippi and Lil Murda, combined with Lil Murda’s musical abilities, seems destined to propel them far beyond the confines of Chucalissa (and Instagram).
Unfortunately, they may not go anywhere due to Lil Murda’s reluctance to publicly date Uncle Clifford and Mississippi’s abusive relationship. In addition, our dear Mercedes, who was plundered by her own mother, may be able to pay for her dancing class again because to Autumn’s kindness.
Hall remarked in an interview that fans of the first season would be even more invested in Mercedes in the second.
As one fan put it, “even when she gets broken down, there’s always this attempt to rise again, and I believe that’s the thing that we’re going to continue seeing in Mercedes and continue being inspired by.”
What Really Happens in P Valley? (Plot)
At its heart, the Mississippi Delta is a dazzling sanctuary in a brutal human landscape where beauty can be hard to find.
In each episode, we learn about the colourful past of a local strip joint, populated by people in various emotional states, from despair to renewed optimism.