Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ Set to Return, Deal With Season 1 Fallout

Netflix has announced the second season of its docuseries Cheer, which will deal with the fallout from the first season.

The series, which follows coach Monica Aldama and the members of the Navarro (Texas) College cheerleading squad, will premiere on January 12. Season two will include nine episodes, up from six in the first season, which premiered in January 2020.

Cheer will devote a portion of its season to the case of Jerry Harris, who was a breakout star in the first season but was arrested in September 2020 on suspicion of producing child pornography. Additional charges were filed against him in December of that year; he has pleaded not guilty in the federal case, which is still being heard in court.

Season two began filming in early 2020, just as Cheer made its Netflix debut. The pandemic halted production and forced the cancellation of the national college cheer championship, but filming resumed later in the year and followed the Navarro squad through the 2021 championship in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Season two will also feature the team from Trinity Valley Community College, Navarro’s archrival.

Cheer is produced by One Potato Productions, Boardwalk Pictures, and Caviar. Whiteley co-executives with Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Jasper Thomlinson, and Bert Hamelinck on the film.

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