‘P-Valley’: Season 2 Might Not Premiere for Another Year
P-Valley was the breakout TV hit on Starz in the summer of 2020. Created by Katori Hall and set in the fictional town of Chucalissa, Mississippi, the series chronicled the personal and professional lives of the dancers at The Pynk strip club as well as Uncle Clifford (Nicco Annan), The Pynk’s non-binary owner.
Nearing retirement, Mercedes (Brandee Evans), was planning her final dance, having saved her money to open her own dance studio. Keyshawn, aka Ms. Mississippi (Shannon Thornton), was finally getting her big break, but her abusive relationship threatens everything. Then, there is Autumn (Elarica Johnson), a mysterious woman running from her past.
Since it’s been over a year since P-Valley premiered, fans are desperate to know when season 2 will finally hit their TV screens.
‘P-Valley’ Season 2 is currently filming in Atlanta
After over a year of waiting due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, P-Valley is currently filming its second season in Atlanta. The sophomore season is going to be longer than the first season since Starz has ordered 10 episodes of the show instead of eight. Elarica Johnson who stars as Autumn has posted photos from Atlanta since leaving her hometown of London.
Hall and her writers have been plotting and planning the second season for quite some time. In fact, a casting call that they released earlier this year, gave fans some insight into what they might see when the show finally does return with new episodes.
The casting call called for actors of legal age with pole dancing and /or dancing experience. However, the actors had to appear to be in their 20s. As we know, P-Valley is an inclusive show and the casting call asks that these men, women, and non-binary actors should be comfortable with nudity and sexual scenes.
In addition actor, Rolando Boyce who was most recently seen on The Chi has been cast in the series as a character named Julian, who is from Chucalissa. Boyce remained secretive about details of his new role only telling Celebrity Myxer that his currently in Atlanta filming. “So we’ll see where it goes,” he said.
‘P-Valley’ might not premiere until summer 2022
As thrilled as fans are that we are finally returning to The Pynk it’s going to take quite some time for the show to debut its second season. Filming has only recently begun and editing and post-production are going to take months. Therefore, it appears that we might not be getting P-Valley Season 2 until the summer of 2022.
In fact, Hall told Indiewire that it would likely take two years for a new season to drop. Since everyone was under lockdown last year, this timeline is looking more and more likely. However, it looks like we’re going to see even more of the ladies outside of The Pynk. “You’re going to see a lot of things that happen outside the club this season, making it humanizing as well because everyone has a life when they go home from their job and so do these women and these men in the club as well,” Evans told Gold Derby.
What will ‘P-Valley’ Season 2 be about?
As we know, the first season of P-Valley ended with a thunderous conclusion. Mercedes’ dream of opening a dance studio was stolen from her by her own mother, Autumn saved The Pynk by buying it at auction. Keyshawn is still in her abusive relationship and Lil Murda (J. Alphonse Nicholson) has rejected Uncle Clifford.
“[Autumn] came in getting her a** smacked on the dance floor, and now, she has some ownership in the club,” Hall explained to Entertainment Weekly. “The power dynamics at the club have completely changed, and to see Uncle Clifford and Hailey fight over the throne will be stuff of legends.”
Also, Hall explains that we are going to rooting even harder for Mercedes as she dusts herself off. “The Mercedes that we’ve grown to know and love in season one, we root for her even more in season two,” Hall said. “Even when she gets broken down, there’s always this attempt to rise again, and I think that’s the thing that we’re going to continue seeing in Mercedes and continue being inspired by.”