May 23, 2024

The CW announced today that Wild Cards has been renewed for Season 2. The network posted a video on social media featuring stars Vanessa Morgan and Giacomo Gianniotti delivering the good news. Since its premiere earlier this year, the procedural drama has been one of the network's better performers.

"We are thrilled to order a second season of The CW's breakout series Wild Cards," said Liz Wise Lyall, Head of Scripted Programming, The CW Network. "Wild Cards has clearly captured the imagination of our viewers thanks to exhilarating storytelling and the crackling chemistry between Vanessa and Giacomo. We are confident Wild Cards is the kind of smart and sexy blue-sky drama that could continually build its audience for years."

The series follows Max, a spirited con woman, who is paired up with Cole, a demoted by-the-book detective, both looking for their own version of redemption. Together they each utilize their unique skillsets to solve crimes.

At the end of Season 1, Cole was about to arrest Max for her heist of a 33 million dollar jewel, but his feelings of betrayal are sidelined by Max's bombshell revelation that she has learned the identity of his brother's killer. Season 2 promises to raise the stakes for the duo, both in terms of the cases they're tasked to solve and their feelings for each other.

13 episodes have been ordered for Season 2 of Wild Cards, which is up from its freshman count of 10. Look for a premiere in 2025.