Season 1 spoilers ahead!
Since hitting Netflix, the brilliant On My Block has received critical acclaim for the storylines it’s covered and the excellent, diverse young cast. And with season one leaving us on a major cliffhanger, fans are eagerly awaiting details about a second season. Here’s what we know so far:
Will there be another season of On My Block on Netflix?
Yes! Netflix have confirmed that the show will be returning for a second season.
So when could we expect On My Block season 2 to be released?
We don’t know yet; but looking at other Netflix series and their season arcs, if and when On My Block gets renewed we could expect the next season in the next 12 months.
Have they finished filming?
Yes! Speaking to NME, Brett Gray (who plays Jamal Turner) revealed they were set to start filming in September. In late November Jessica Marie Garcia posted a video on her Twitter revealing they’d wrapped filming, and telling fans season two would be “worth the wait”.
What about the cast – will everybody be returning?
Season 1 of On My Block ended in a cliff hanger, leaving several of the core character’s futures up in the air. After a shooting a Quinceañera, where we last saw Ruby and Olivia fighting for their lives, it’s debatable whether they’d return for the next season.
It’d be expected that the other core cast members of Sierra Capri as Monse Finnie, Brett Gray as Jamal Turner and Diego Tinoco as Cesar Diaz will return for a second season.
Diego Tinoco has confirmed he’s going to be heading back to set on a video on Twitter:
And Sierra Capri joined in on social talking about how excited she was about the next season:
It’s also been confirmed that Jessica Marie Garcia, who as plays Jasmin, will be upped to a series regular for the next season.
And any idea of the plot?
Season 2 will hopefully resolve the questions left unanswered in the finale of the first season – particularly whether Ruby and Olivia are going to survive the shooting. “This [kind of tragedy] happens every day,” one of the show’s co-creators Eddie Gonzalez told Thrillist. “We were just depicting real life.”
When asked about the first season, show runner Lauren Iungerich told Entertainment Weekly: “You should expect the unexpected. For us, we tried to take the tropes and spin them, and really see our kids being the heroes of their own stories. No one is saving them but themselves.” Following this pattern, we can expect more of the unexpected brilliance that puts the excellent young cast front and centre.
In a video on Twitter Diego Tinoco, who plays Cesar, told fans that season two would be: “epic!” Whilst Sierra Capri told fans to expect: “more drama” and “more laughs”.
Speaking to NME, Brett Gray (who plays Jamal Turner), revealed what he wanted to happen to his character in season two. “I try to be as open as possible with that, there’s not anything I want to happen but I’m excited to see more of Jamal’s family life and the pressure there was on him growing up in the circumstance along with Ruby, Monse, and Cesar. Having money now, seeing what decisions that pressure makes him do, and if that changes his character or not, is what I’m excited to see.”
How many episodes will there be?
There’ll be ten episodes! The On My Block writers posted posted a celebratory video on Instagram when they’d finished working on the finale of season two, revealing how many episodes there would be in the next season.
Are there any trailers for On My Block season 2 yet?