Netflix‘s Cheer was a smash hit in January just before the pandemic changed everything globally – but will it be coming back for another season?
The director for the cheerleading docuseries, which centered around the Navarro cheerleading team, spoke out in an interview with The Wrap.
“We’re still trying to figure that out. There’s enough interest in there being a subsequent season that it’d be silly for us not to explore it. But under the current conditions it’s made it complicated, I’ll say that. We’re still working through it,” Greg Whiteley explained.
“I feel like you have to be careful,” he went on to say about Coach Monica Aldama‘s breakout star success and potential appearance in Season 2.
“While there is some wisdom in leaving people wanting more, there is this temptation to go, ‘Oh my gosh, this is such a great character. We love being around them and the audience just can’t get enough of them.’ The worst thing that you could do is just say, ‘Well, of course, we just got to go back.’”
“At the base of what we do is illustrating some sort of arc. Who is this person? What does this person want? What is their life like? What’s at stake during the time that we’re going to be filming them? And are we able to film whether or not they get what they want, or the fallout of the stakes that they don’t get what they want?” he continued.
“What becomes difficult is if you have filmed that already and an audience has loved it, it’s tough to duplicate it. It’s tough to just go back. But if you do go back, you better be willing to dig a little bit deeper so that there is an arc that you can arrive at that will be pleasing for an audience.”
Here’s what Coach Monica said about the pandemic’s effect on cheerleading…