“The Sex Lives of College Girls” began on HBO Max in late November and ended on December 9 — but not before being renewed for a second season (via The Hollywood Reporter).
Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble’s “The Sex Lives of College Girls” follows four 18-year-old housemates as they navigate their newfound independence at the fictional Essex College, including the ability to explore their sexuality. One of them is Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet), a work-study student from a small town who begins her first year after being dumped by her high school boyfriend. Bela (Amrit Kaur) has two major goals for the year: getting into the campus comedy magazine and having a lot of sex. Whitney (Alyah Chanelle Scott) is a senator’s daughter and a professional soccer player who is having an affair with her husband’s coach. Then there’s Leighton (René Rapp), a rich New York legacy student who can’t come out as a lesbian, jeopardizing her budding relationship with another student.
Over the course of Season 1’s ten episodes, we get to see this foursome face a variety of challenges in their first few months of college, ranging from job harassment to relationship problems to an academic cheating scandal. As they faced these challenges, we saw the four women grow closer and encourage one another. Fans of the show are naturally anticipating more after a wild cliffhanger at the end of Episode 10, “The Truth.”
When will Season 2 of The Sex Lives of College Girls be available?
As of this writing, no date has been set for the release of the second season of “The Sex Lives of College Girls” on HBO Max. The series was revived on December 7, just two days before its conclusion on December 9. We don’t yet know when Season 2 will begin filming, which is acceptable given the short period since the announcement.
For the time being, we may make educated guesses about when the next season of “The Sex Lives of College Girls” will premiere by examining another HBO Max original series, “Love Life,” which has already aired two seasons. The first season of “Love Life” ended on June 11, 2020, the same day we learned that Netflix has renewed the show for a second season (via The Wrap). A little more than a year later, on October 28, 2021, the second season premiered.
Season 2 of “The Sex Lives of College Girl” is expected to premiere in around a year, based on the proximity of the renewal and release dates. As a result, a release date of late 2022 or early 2023 is possible, depending on when production for the following season begins. If production begins right at the start of the new year, new episodes are more likely to be released by the conclusion of the year.
Of course, the show’s fans are looking forward to the new episodes, but we’ll have to wait and see when production begins before making any predictions about when they’ll be released.
Who will be added to the cast of The Sex Lives of College Girls in Season 2?
Our four main characters, played by Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp, and Alyah Chanelle Scott, will very certainly return in Season 2. Season 1 concluded with all four characters’ arcs unresolved, allowing the next batch of episodes to start up where the previous batch left off. “The Sex Lives of College Girls” is noteworthy since it is each of the four stars’ first significant on-screen appearance.
The principal four will be joined by Midori Francis, Ilia Isorels Paulino, Chris Meyer, and Renika Williams. Leighton’s sister is approached by Kimberly’s brother, who develops a sexual relationship (despite his having a girlfriend). Francis portrays Alicia, Leighton’s love interest, who is troubled by the fact that Leighton is still gay. Paulino and Meyer play Lila and Canaan, Kimberly’s employees at the coffee shop who start dating Whitney at the end of Season 1. Willow (Williams) is Whitney’s buddy and teammate. Mekki Leeper as Eric and Sierra Katow as Evangeline, two of Bela’s fellow Catullan comedy writers, is also slated to feature.
A plot is present in Season 2 of The Sex Lives of College Girls.
Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet) reveals she will not be expelled after being caught cheating on her exam, but she will lose her scholarship in the Season 1 finale. During the season, Kimberly experiences financial issues. She can only afford to attend Essex through a work-study program, which she supports with a much-needed scholarship, because of her working-class upbringing. She now needs to raise $20,000 per semester in order to stay in school.
Alicia (Midori Francis) and Leighton (Renée Rapp) split up owing to Leighton’s aversion to coming out. Following the breakup, a depressed Leighton finally admits to Kimberly her true feelings. In the following season, we may expect this Essex legacy to face her reasons for remaining in the closet, hopefully with Kimberly by her side to encourage her.
Ryan (Conor Donnally) is successfully expelled from The Catullan after sexually harassing Bela twice. Despite her success, she is harassed by male coworkers, leading to her resignation. Two female Catullan writers then left, pitching Bela on starting their own women’s comedy magazine, which will undoubtedly happen in Season 2. A probable romance between Bela and Eric is also hinted at in the season finale (Mekki Leeper).