Good news for fans of Last Chance U, as Netflix has renewed the sports docuseries for a second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Our Ben Koo wrote a spoiler-free review for the first season that you can check out here as well as his interview with Brittany Wagner here.
The series is often referred to as a real-life Friday Night Lights, and centers on athletes in hard times trying to succeed with a JUCO college football team to make it to the pros.
According to THR, Greg Whiteley (Mitt) will remain on as director for season two. It will focus on East Mississippi Community College and head coach Buddy Stephens. The school has won multiple national championships and graduates more than 20 players per year into football scholarships at four-year universities.
No premiere date has been set as of now for the series.
Netflix vice president of original documentary programming, Lisa Nishimura, gave a statement to THR:
“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Greg Whiteley, who has genuinely captured both the struggles and triumphs these young men face in a world that often seems designed to hold them back. Coach Buddy Stephens, academic advisor Brittany Wagner and the entire team at EMCC have bravely opened their doors for the filmmakers to capture their real world as it unfolds. We eagerly anticipate having a front-row seat as they continue to fight for their dreams in the coming season.”
If you’re running low on things to watch on Netflix, hopefully this comes just in time for you. It may not get the heavy publicity that a lot of other sports documentaries have gotten in recent years, but it stands out as one of the best in the industry.