June 15, 2021

Freeform announced today that Cruel Summer has been renewed for a second season. The good news comes just hours before the drama wraps its 10-episode freshman run, which garnered favorable reviews and a decent amount of buzz.

Set across three different years in the '90s, the series follows the mystery behind a girl's kidnapping. Kate Wallis is a popular teen who lives a charmed life - until one day she vanishes without a trace. Jeanette Turner is a nerdy poser who gets accused of being connected to Kate's disappearance. While all signs point to Jeanette being involved, could she actually be the victim? And is Kate really who she appears to be?

Look for Season 2 of Cruel Summer in 2022.