cruel Summer A new mystery is officially starting for Season 2. The freeform drama, which starred Olivia Holt and Chiara Aurelia in the first season, has revealed its cast for the next chapter in the new Bills anthology series.
Sadie Stanley (the goldbergs), newcomers Eloise Payette and Griffin Gluck (Locke and Key) will lead the ensemble cast in Season 2, which will premiere later this year, the network announced Thursday. Kadi Strickland (private practice), Lisa Yamada (little fire everywhere), Sean Blakemore (green leaves) and Paul Edelstein (true storry) stars in the latest installment as well.
According to the official synopsis, the new season will be set in “an idyllic waterfront town in the Pacific Northwest,” and will follow “the rise and fall of an intense teenage friendship.” Continuing the series’ signature storytelling with different perspectives, Season 2 will approach the mystery from three timelines set around the time of Y2K. It will chronicle the early friendship between Megan (Stanley), Isabella (Payette) and Megan’s best friend, Luke (Gluk), the love triangle that blossomed and the mystery that would later change their lives.
Stanley (pictured) will play Megan Landry, a computer coder and honor student from a blue-collar family. Once Megan meets Isabella, she begins to live in that moment and embrace her true self. When events take a tragic turn, her long-held dreams are dashed and she keeps wondering who she can trust.
Payet plays the mysterious Isabella, the daughter of foreign diplomats, who is spending a year as an exchange student with Landry. She quickly shakes up life in this small town, but her charm can’t hide the truth about her past or the real reason she’s been with Landry forever.
Gluck (pictured) will portray Luke Chambers, Megan’s lifelong best friend from a prominent family. Over time, Luke finds himself at a crossroads as he tries to establish his place in the world, separate from the expectations of his powerful father.
Strickland will play Meghan’s hardworking single mother Debbie; Yamada portrays Parker, a popular musician who becomes more cynical as the world takes a dark turn around him; Blackmore will step into the shoes of Sheriff Meier, an old-fashioned law-and-order type, under pressure to solve the city’s first major crime; And Edelstein will play Luke’s high-profile father, Steve Chambers.
Elle Triedman will serve as showrunner for Season 2 and executive produce with Bill Purple, Tia Napolitano, Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple.
Last June, Holt told ET how her character, Kate Wallis’ story, ended at the end of Season 1.
“I was incredibly satisfied with how every story ended. I don’t think any story necessarily has an ending, like the one we saw at the end. But, [I’m] Incredibly satisfied,” she said at the time. “I think Kate is … she’s independent. He is free from doubt, from other people, from himself. She is with someone she trusts and there is loyalty. I think he deserves it. She deserved to win and we got to see that win with her.”
Napolitano, who oversaw the first season, said this past summer looking to the show’s creative future: “I know we want to deliver another really satisfying, complex mystery that’s also a character study, Which deals with some heavy themes, just like they were in this season.”
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