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Blindspotting Season 2 - What We Know So Far

In mid-June, the "Blindspotting" universe officially expanded with the premiere of the "Blindspotting" television show on Starz. The new TV show arrived three years after the movie of the same name starring and co-written by Daveed Diggs ("Snowpiercer") and Rafael Casal ("Bad Education"). "Blindspotting" tells the story of two friends, Colin (Diggs) and Miles (Casal), who live in Oakland, California. Colin struggles to keep himself on the right side of the law as he gets closer and closer to the end of probation — a goal that is hampered by Miles, a man who frequently invites violence and chaos into their lives. "Blindspotting" was met with both critical and commercial acclaim upon release, gaining box office success. The movie ultimately earned $4.3 million domestic and $5 million globally, which is a considerable return on its nearly $340K budget. These days, Rotten Tomatoes reminds us of the movie's goodwill with its 94% Fresh critics score and 87% audience score.

Out of the movie's success sprang Starz's "Blindspotting." Announced in September 2020 via Deadline, the "Blindspotting" show was confirmed to be a continuation of the movie. It would follow Jasmine Cephas Jones' character, Ashley, who was originally introduced in the movie as Miles' long-term partner with whom he has a son. Diggs and Casal were announced as writers, executive producers, and co-creators of the TV continuation. In addition to the familiar faces popping up on the "Blindspotting" TV show, there are also some creative continuations as well, with Ashley's internal monologue frequently taking the form of stylish spoken word solos and modern dance scenes finding their way into the action, to name a few key examples.

Will "Blindspotting" be back for Season 2? Here's what we know so far. 

What is the release date of Blindspotting Season 2?

Currently, no release date has been set for "Blindspotting" Season 2. This is primarily due to the fact that Starz has yet to announce whether "Blindspotting" has been renewed or canceled — as one might expect with a show that has only recently premiered. While it's increasingly common for new TV shows to get early Season 2 renewals ahead of their Season 1 premiere (a prime example is Amazon greenlighting "The Wheel of Time" Season 2 well before Season 1's release), it's not a standard practice in the industry. As such, Starz will likely stick to a more typical renewal timeline and announce their decision on "Blindspotting" Season 2 near the end of Season 1's eight-episode run.

If "Blindspotting" is renewed for Season 2, it's fair to say we could expect it to be released as early as June 2022, one year from the premiere of Season 1. This estimate takes into account the fact that pre-production on Season 2 would begin in the fall of 2021 — shortly after Season 1 wraps — and filming on the new season would begin at the end of 2021 or in early 2022, with enough time allotted to edit the episodes and put together a new season. However, if "Blindspotting" Season 2 is renewed but faces delays for any reason, viewers could see the new season premiere on Starz later in 2022.

Who will be in the cast of Blindspotting Season 2?

It's still early days for the first season of "Blindspotting," which means we can't say for sure which cast members will show up in Season 2 if the season ends up happening. No matter what, it feels safe to say that Jones, who plays Ashley and whose arc is the primary focus of the show, will return for "Blindspotting" Season 2. Similarly, fans can probably safely bet that Atticus Woodward will return to play Ashley and Miles' son, Sean, as will Helen Hunt as Miles' mother, Rainey. Depending on how the story of "Blindspotting" Season 1 unfolds, there's a chance Rafael Casal will return to continue playing Miles, the character he originated in the "Blindspotting" movie.

As for additional Season 1 supporting cast whose odds of returning look good, it seems likely that Benjamin Earl Turner (Earl), Jaylen Barron (Trish), and Candace Nicholas-Lippman (Janelle) would resurface in the new season. Beyond this, we can't say for sure which current Season 1 cast members will return for Season 2, so you'll have to keep your fingers crossed that your favorite "Blindspotting" characters make it through Season 1 unscathed.

What is the plot of Blindspotting Season 2?

No updates for the "Blindspotting" Season 2 story have been revealed by any cast or crew member involved with the show. That's not to say there isn't a vision for the show, should it get renewed, because that's entirely possible; it may just be that nobody is ready to share that vision with the world. As such, viewers will have to keep watching "Blindspotting" Season 1 if they want to get a solid feel for where the story will likely start heading in Season 2.

For now, we're still at the start of a new chapter for Ashley and Sean after their lives have been upended. The Season 1 premiere, "The Ordeal," is set six months after the events of the "Blindspotting" movie. We rejoin Ashley as she watches her partner, Miles, get arrested for drug possession in front of their Oakland home on New Year's Eve. With Miles behind bars, Ashley realizes that the only way she'll be able to maintain some stability in her life, as well as Sean's life, is to move in with Miles' mother, Rainey, and Miles' sister, Trish. This seems like a temporary living situation until Miles gets out, but when it suddenly becomes more long-term, the arrangement forces Ashley to reassess what her life will look like as part of Rainey's household, as a single parent, and as a young woman who feels like her life has stalled out.

We'll keep you posted on new "Blindspotting" Season 2 details as they emerge, so check back with us soon!