Pretty Smart Season 2 - What We Know So Far

"Pretty Smart," which premiered in early October 2021, is Netflix's latest broadcast network-style sitcom. It's filmed on a traditional living room sitcom set and its simple jokes are sweetened by a laugh track.

The series is about a young woman named Chelsea (Emily Osment), a sophisticated, Harvard-educated aspiring novelist, who moves in with her sister Claire (Olivia Macklin) in Los Angeles after her boyfriend dumps her. Chelsea and Claire are total opposites. Claire is a bubbly, carefree waitress who is as gorgeous as she is unintellectual. Their relationship has been strained because Chelsea kind of looks down on Claire for being less intelligent than her. Of course, as they live together, they get closer again. And Chelsea gets closer to Claire's roommates, too -– Jayden (Michael Hsu Rosen), a social media influencer, as well as Solana (Cinthya Carmona), a former lawyer-turned-New Age healer, and especially, Grant (Gregg Sulkin), Claire's hunky ex-boyfriend and Chelsea's co-worker at a gym called Build.

"Pretty Smart" Season 1 showcases a light, fun comedy starring a pair of former Disney Channel stars (Osment and Sulkin). Here's what we know — or are willing to speculate about — regarding a potential Season 2.

Is there a release date for Pretty Smart Season 2?

As of late January 2022, Netflix has not renewed "Pretty Smart" for Season 2 yet. As such, there is no release date available to share with dedicated fans of the newbie sitcom series, nor is there any way to reasonably speculate when we might see production on Season 2 begin.

We can also confirm that the next batch of episodes potentially served up by Netflix" would indeed be a second season, not a second part. The first season of "Pretty Smart" contained 10 half-hour episodes, all of which were filmed at Sunset Bronson Studios in Los Angeles, California. Sometimes Netflix splits seasons into "parts" where halves of a season come out a few months apart. That doesn't seem to be the case with "Pretty Smart," which on Netflix is marked as "Season 1," not "Part 1." If Netflix chooses to renew "Pretty Smart," we should get information about the episode order as well as a release date.

What's Pretty Smart Season 2's cast?

With no renewal announced, it's unclear which "Pretty Smart" cast members will return for Season 2. However, considering there were no dramatic exits or deaths in the Season 1 finale, fans can reasonably hope the same cast from Season 1 will be back. That includes Emily Osment, Gregg Sulkin, Olivia Macklin, Michael Hsu Rosen, and Cinthya Carmona. And perhaps some of the recurring and guest cast would return as well, like Kevin Miles –- better known as Jake from State Farm -– as Dave, Claire's ex-boyfriend, not to mention Geoff Ross as Howard, the manager at the restaurant where Claire works, and Ming-Na Wen as Jasmine, Jayden's mother.

Some of the behind-the-scenes people are likely to return as well. The show's creators and executive producers are Jack Dolgen and Doug Mand, who previously worked together on "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." Other executive producers are "How I Met Your Mother" veteran and "Doogie Kamealoha, M.D." showrunner Kourtney Kang, who helped develop the show and Pamela Fryman, who directed three episodes of "Pretty Smart," including the pilot, as well as most episodes of "How I Met Your Mother."

What's the plot of Pretty Smart Season 2?

"Pretty Smart" ended Season 1 on a cliffhanger, with Claire (Olivia Macklin) breaking up with Dave (Kevin Miles), then kissing Grant (Gregg Sulkin). Their kiss occurs just one moment before Chelsea (Emily Osment) walks into the room to tell her sister she needs to talk to her about wanting to pursue a relationship with Grant because they want to make sure it's okay with Claire first. What will happen with this twisty love triangle? This is probably the biggest subject that will have to be addressed when Season 2 picks up. "I don't know what's going to happen in Season 2," Osment told Entertainment Tonight. "So, I'm very excited to see."

Sulkin said he didn't know which sister he'd like Grant to be with in Season 2, either. "There's a real lovely innocence between Grant and Claire, and on the flip side, there's a real sort of evolution and growth with Grant and Chelsea. Chelsea's taught Grant so much ... Both Olivia and Emily are so great to work with, and so however the writers take it, I'll be happy with either."

For the record, Michael Hsu Rosen and Cinthya Carmona told Entertainment Tonight are rooting for Grant and Chelsea to get together. That's probably the direction things are headed, but there will surely be a little bit of family drama in Season 2 before we get there.