“The Sex Lives of College Girls” premiered on HBO Max in late November and concluded its first season on December 9 — but not before getting renewed for a second (via The Hollywood Reporter).
“The Sex Lives of College Girls,” created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, follows four 18-year-old housemates as they manage their newfound independence, including the freedom to explore their sexuality, at the fictional Essex College. Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet), a work-study student from a small town who starts her freshman year after being abandoned by her high school lover, is one of them.
Bela (Amrit Kaur) has two big objectives for the year: get into the college’s comedy magazine and have a lot of sex. Whitney (Alyah Chanelle Scott) is the daughter of a senator and a professional soccer player who is having an affair with her husband’s coach.
Then there’s Leighton (Reneé Rapp), an affluent New York legacy student who is unable to come out as a lesbian, causing her burgeoning connection with another student to be jeopardized.
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We get to see this foursome encounter a variety of challenges in their first few months of college, from job harassment to relationship issues to an academic cheating scandal, over the course of Season 1’s ten episodes. We also saw the four women become closer and encourage one another as they went through these trials. Following a wild cliffhanger at the end of Episode 10, “The Truth,” fans of the program are naturally looking forward to more.
Thus, what do we know about “The Sex Lives of College Girls'” freshly announced second season so far?
When can we expect Season 2 of The Sex Lives of College Girls?
There is no word on when the second season of “The Sex Lives of College Girls” will be released on HBO Max as of this writing. On December 7, just two days before the series finale on December 9, the series was renewed. Given the short time since the announcement, it’s understandable that we don’t yet know when Season 2 will start filming.
For the time being, we can hypothesize about when the next set of episodes of “The Sex Lives of College Girls” will air by looking at another HBO Max original series, “Love Life,” which has already aired two seasons. “Love Life’s” first season concluded on June 11, 2020, the same day we learned the show had been renewed for a second season by Netflix (via The Wrap). The following season debuted on October 28, 2021, a little more than a year later.
Given the proximity of the renewal and release dates, we can anticipate Season 2 of “The Sex Lives of College Girl” in around a year, albeit this is a rough estimate. As a result, depending on when production for the following season begins, a potential release date of late 2022 or early 2023 is possible. It’s more likely that new episodes will be released before the end of the year if production begins directly at the start of the new year.
Of course, the show’s fans are eagerly anticipating the new episodes, but we’ll have to wait and see when production begins to guess on a release date.
Who will join the cast of Season 2 of The Sex Lives of College Girls?
Our four main characters — Pauline Chalamet as Kimberly, Amrit Kaur as Bela, Reneé Rapp as Leighton, and Alyah Chanelle Scott as Whitney — will almost probably return in Season 2. Season 1 ended with all four characters’ arcs unfinished, ready for the following batch of episodes to pick up where they left off. “The Sex Lives of College Girls” is notable since it is each of these four stars’ first major on-screen role.
Midori Francis, Ilia Isorels Paulino, Chris Meyer, and Renika Williams are among the performers who are expected to return alongside the principal quartet. Kimberly’s brother initiates a sexual relationship with Leighton’s sister (despite his having a girlfriend). Alicia, Leighton’s love interest, is played by Francis, who struggles with the fact that Leighton is still in the closet. Lila and Canaan, Kimberly’s coffee shop coworkers who begin dating Whitney at the end of Season 1, are played by Paulino and Meyer.
Whitney’s friend and teammate, Willow, is played by Williams. A number of Bela’s fellow Catullan comedy writers, including Mekki Leeper as Eric and Sierra Katow as Evangeline, are also expected to appear.
The Sex Lives of College Girls Season 2 has a plot.
After being found cheating on her exam, Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet) reveals she is not expelled, but she does lose her scholarship in the closing scene of Season 1. Kimberly has financial troubles during the season. Because of her working-class background, the only way she can afford to attend Essex is through a work-study program, which she supplements with a much-needed scholarship. To stay in school, she now needs to come up with $20,000 per semester.
Meanwhile, due to Leighton’s aversion to coming out, Alicia (Midori Francis) and Leighton (Renée Rapp) part up. Following the split, a sad Leighton finally tells Kimberly the truth about her feelings. We can anticipate this Essex legacy to continue to face her reasons for choosing to stay in the closet in the coming season, ideally with Kimberly by her side to encourage her.