‘P-Valley’: Season 2 Will Put These Themes Front and Center

After such a long wait and much anticipation, the second season of P-Valley is finally here. Based on the play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Katori Hall, the show is set in the fictional town of Chucalissa, Mississippi. It follows Uncle Clifford (Nicco Annan) the owner of the town’s popular strip club, The Pynk, and the women who work for her.

There is Mercedes (Brandee Evans), the club’s headliner who dreams of her last dance and embarking on a new chapter in her life. Autumn (Elarica Johnson), is a mysterious woman who had a dark secret, and Keyshawn aka Ms. Mississippi (Shannon Thornton) whose personal and professional lives are destined to implode. With season 2 finally arriving, here are some major themes that will be explored.

The Cast of 'P-Valley' Season 2 posed at The Pynk
‘P-Valley’ Season 2 Cast | Starz

‘P-Valley’ Season 2 will premiere June 3

After a two-year hiatus amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, P-Valley is finally premiering its second season on Starz. The new season is set to debut on Friday, June 3, with the following episodes of the series debuting every Sunday night on the network. The official logline for season 2 reads,

Season two takes audiences deeper into the lives of the Pynk’s beloved characters as darkness descends upon Chucalissa. Returning cast includes Nicco Annan (“This is Us”) as Uncle Clifford, Elarica Johnson (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Autumn Night, Brandee Evans (“The Bobby Brown Story”) as Mercedes, Shannon Thornton (“Power”) as Miss Mississippi, J. Alphonse Nicholson (“Chicago P.D.”) as Lil’ Murda, Parker Sawyers (Southside With You) as Andre, Harriett D. Foy (“Elementary”) as Pastor Woodbine, Dan J. Johnson (“Underemployed”) as Corbin, Morocco Omari (“Empire”) as Big L, Dominic DeVore (The Ride)as Duffy, Tyler Lepley (“The Haves and the Have Nots”) as Diamond, Jordan M. Cox (“The Outsider”) as Derrick and Skyler Joy (Ma) as Gidget. Recently announced John Clarence Stewart (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” “What If”) asBig Teak, newcomer Miracle Watts as Big Bone, Shamika Cotton (“The Wire”) as Farrah, Gail Bean (“Snowfall”) as Roulette and Psalms Salazar (Girl Lost: A Hollywood Thriller) as Whisper, will also join the cast this season. 

Things will be very different for Uncle Clifford, Mercedes, Autumn, and the other women at The Pynk. In fact, the new season will focus on several central themes.

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These themes will be front and center in season 2

Murda Night, which occurred during the season 1 finale, was shocking and unveiled a lot of truths about some of our favorite characters on P-Valley. Now, new themes will be pushed front and center in season 2. BET is reporting that the new season will unpack, “physical and emotional abuse, trust and abandonment issues, and the debilitating matter of police brutality against Black people in America.”

Moreover, there will be a very special episode highlighted this season. The episode will pay tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and a host of unidentified victims in Michigan, Texas, and California.

P-Valley is more than just a series about beautiful women.  

There will be a major time jump in ‘P-Valley’ Season 2

In addition to a new cast and crew, there will also be a major time jump between the first and second seasons. “Season 2 takes place five months after the season 1 finale,” Hall said in a behind-the-scenes video from Starz. The pandemic has turned things upside down. Between the casino and COVID, they have a lot to deal with.”

We know that Autumn saved The Pynk from going up for auction with the money she stole from her ex-husband. However, we’re not sure it’s going to be enough to keep The Pynk afloat amid the pandemic.

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