Teenage Bounty Hunters are Netflix’s latest genre-busting hit, this time from creator Kathleen Jordan and executive producer Jenji Kohan (Weeds, Orange Is the New Black). In the vein of a teen comedy and a twisty crime thriller, the series has been embraced by streaming audiences.
Sterling and Blair Wesley (Maddie Phillips and Anjelica Bette Fellini) are fraternal twins who attend Willingham Academy, a Christian high school. Until their father’s truck is wrecked and they decide to take up bounty hunting to raise the money to fix it, the two girls live a fairly normal life of privilege. Their lives become complicated when they join forces with veteran fugitive stalker Bowser Simmons (Kadeem Hardison) to maintain some semblance of normalcy while also pursuing bounty hunters. Even though the first season of the critically acclaimed Netflix series premiered on August 14, 2020, fans are already clamoring for more after only 10 episodes were released.
It’s going to take some time for Netflix subscribers who are curious about a second season and what it might entail to find out. Here’s what we know so far about the first season, which is still fresh off the press and will probably take a while for the streamer to announce anything concrete.
Teenage Bounty Hunters Season 2 Release Date
On August 14, 2020, the first season of Teenage Bounty Hunters was released on Netflix. Normal times may allow us some degree of certainty about the arrival time for ten episodes, but with the ongoing global pandemic release date, divination has become even more dubious than before.
Teenage Bounty Hunters haven’t been renewed by Netflix yet, but Jordan is confident that it will be. According to the show’s creator, “there’s a lot of love, a lot of drama, and a lot of cliffhangers” in store for the second season.
Season 2 could begin as early as next summer if Netflix approves another ten episodes, assuming she’s correct. However, given the current state of the pandemic, don’t be surprised if season 2 isn’t released until 2021 or even 2022.
Teenage Bounty Hunters Season 2 Cast
There will be numerous opportunities to introduce new characters to Teenage Bounty Hunters’ eclectic mix as the girls expand their bounty hunting business. Even if we see a few more rappers-turned-actors in season 2, it wouldn’t be a surprise. Wu Tang’s Method Man stole the show in season 1.
In the meantime, we can say with a high degree of certainty that all of the characters from season one will be returning to the show. In the role of Sterling and Blair Wesley, played by Maddie Phillips and Anjelica Bette Fellini, this duo is truly awful. Without Kadeem Harding’s bounty hunter and purveyor of fine yogurt, Bowser Simmons, the show wouldn’t be the same. Virginia Williams, who played Debbie Wesley, the twins’ mother, is also expected to return.
Spencer House as Luke Creswell, Devon Hales as April Stevens, and Myles Evans as Miles Taylor are all expected to return to the show’s romantic storylines shortly.
Teenage Bounty Hunters Season 2 Plot
Although Netflix has yet to greenlight season 2, Jordan knows exactly where she wants to take the Wesley twins, who viewers now know are not twins, but cousins. It was in that same EW post-season 1 interview that the writer outlined all the cliffhangers that deserve further investigation, with a particular focus on the girls’ rocky love lives.
“Which of Luke, April, or neither will Sterling make a decision? How likely is it that Blair will rekindle her romance with Miles?” Jordan inquired in a sarcastic tone. “How will Blair’s relationship with Sterling be affected by this discovery? Who knows how it will affect Sterling’s relationship with Blair and her parents? And how will it affect Sterling’s service to Blair’s family for so many years? Many questions remain, and I hope we will have the opportunity to address them.”
However, Jordan seems more interested in exploring the themes laid out in Season 1’s explosive finale than the major plot points that were opened and (seemingly) resolved.
When Dana and Debbie meet, “I would love to explore the question of what being a sister means, because Dana and Debbie will have that to explore there,” Jordan said. “Similarly, is it important to Sterling and Blair that they are not biologically identical twins, but rather cousins? And how will this affect their family dynamics?”
Teenage Bounty Hunters: The Complete Series is available to Netflix subscribers for free right now. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we learn more about the upcoming second season.
Has Teenage Bounty Hunters been renewed for a second season?
Ending (Last Updated 06/10/2020): Netflix Renewal Status
Previously, we were told that Netflix would be bringing back Teenage Bounty Hunters for a second season. Netflix has decided to cancel the Original after just one season because this is no longer the case.
There is still no word from Netflix or executive producer Jenji Kohan as to why the show was canceled.
According to what we’ve seen with other Netflix cancellations, either the series didn’t have the level of popularity and viewership Netflix required, or the ongoing global pandemic may have played a role.
Despite a promising start on Netflix, Teenage Bounty Hunters quickly lost relevance. Fewer than two weeks in the US top ten and just three days in the UK.
Only The Umbrella Academy and Legends of Korra were ahead of Teenage Bounty Hunters when they debuted in the US. It’s safe to say that Teenage Bounty Hunters would have taken the top spot if it weren’t for the fact that it was competing against two extremely popular titles.
What is the production status of Teenage Bounty Hunters season two?
To the most recent information available, production has come to an end.
The state of Georgia, where all of the filming locations were located, had not been listed as a production location for the series. Because of recent events, it is now clear why this is the case.
What would we have expected from the second season of Teenage Bounty Hunters?
The shocking revelation revealed at the end of the first season is that Debbie’s sister, Dana, is her mother of Sterling. As a result, Sterling and Blair are now cousins rather than sisters.
Despite the fact it has now been revealed Blair and Sterling are cousins and not twin sisters, we suspect they’ll overcome the shocking bombshell. But, it will take a lot of the second season to overcome this potential loss of sisterhood.
Both girls were already mad at Debbie for not revealing they have an aunt. Even more, the fire was lit when it was revealed that Dana is Sterling’s biological mother.
You can expect to see the girls struggling to trust Debbie in the next season, including Anderson.
There was no explanation given by Debbie and Anderson as to why Sterling was in danger from Dana. However, Dana won’t get off easy, as a $90,000 reward is on the table for her capture for first-degree arson.
April x Sterling
April and Sterling had a brief but passionate romance that fizzled out almost as quickly as it began. It’s difficult for either of the girls to come out because they come from religious families and go to a religious schools. It’s been especially hard on April, whose father is extremely homophobic, not to mention the fact that Sterling and Blair were the ones who handed him to Bowser.
April has feelings for Sterling and expressed interest in rekindling their romance in the future. But with her father on the scene, it’ll be almost impossible. It’s also hard to say what April’s reaction would be if it’s revealed that John was hunted down for a bounty by Sterling.
Return to Bounty Hunting
In the final episode of season one, Bowser fired Sterling and Blair. This was because of the conflict of interest between the $90,000 bounty on who they previously thought was their mother.
Despite how annoying he finds the pair, it didn’t stop Bowser from helping Blair find her sister. Blair also demonstrated her tracking prowess, demonstrating that she possesses the bare minimum of skills necessary to serve as a bounty hunter.
With Dana captured that removes the conflict of interest Bowser had with the girls. To take their minds off their respective love lives, and family issues, both girls may need some kick-ass therapy of taking down some bounties.
If the girls have lost their ability to communicate through their twin connection, this may cause some severe issues while out collecting bounties.