'Cheer' season 2 is almost here, and we can, we will, we must binge

Ready to reunite with Monica and the Navarro crew in 'Cheer' season 2 on Netflix?

Cheer Season 2. (L to R) Lexi Brumback, Gabi Butler and Faith Gatlin in Chee
(Image credit: Netflix)

Monica's back, baby! Cheer season 2 is about to take over televisions across the country. In a few short days, we'll be having mat talk with the cheerleaders at Navarro College and watching them prep for 'Tona. 

In early 2020, Netflix bingers were introduced to Monica Aldama and her kids, a.k.a. the cheer squad at the Texas community college. Although Corsicana, TX, seems far removed from cities like Austin and Dallas, this docuseries made us take notice of the small Southern town. 

Everyone instantly fell for the camaraderie between the cheerleaders and couldn't resist their undeniable talent. Plus, we've gotten close looks into the students and their personal journeys, some of whom struggled to get where they are today. 

Navarro has earned 14 national championships since 2000 and claimed its fifth NCA Grand National Championship since 2012 under Monica's lead. Now, the team can add TV sensation to their list of accolades, considering the show's immediate rise in popularity. 

If you were looking for something to binge while holing up at home, the squad is back for Cheer season 2 with many a full-out to keep you entertained!

Watch the 'Cheer' season 2 trailer:

Get a sneak peek at what's ahead for the crew over at Navarro. (Hint: tough practices, amazing routines, some turbulence and a bit of competition from their rival team.) 

What's different in 'Cheer' season 2?

Unlike the debut season, Cheer will now follow the team's rise to fame and how they're dealing with it all: though Gabi Butler was well-known in the cheer universe even before the show's debut, her cohorts have since become social media sensations in their own right. 

But sadly, this popularity has also come with pitfalls: following the release of the six-part documentary, one of the team's most beloved members, Jerry Harris, was arrested on child pornography and sex charges in September 2021. We'll catch Monica and the team's reaction to the shocking news. 

On a positive note, we'll get a better glimpse into Navarro's rival team, Trinity Valley Community College, and its head coach, Vontae Jonhson. The two teams typically go head-to-head with one another in competitions, and as the trailer suggests, should Navarro slip up, there will be a new victorious team on the horizon. 

We're anxious to see how Navarro fares at the NCA National Championships (held in Daytona, Florida) though the pandemic is likely to play a role in the second season at some point. The crew will undoubtedly have to work through those hurdles. 

Monica Aldama book: Read it before 'Cheer' season 2 drops

Psst: if you can't get enough of Coach Monica (guilty!), you can order her book Full Out Lessons in Life and Leadership from America's Favorite Coach, which just hit bookshelves on January 4. 

Amazon, Full Out: Lessons in Life and Leadership from America's Favorite Coach by Monica Aldama ($19.69) 

Amazon, Full Out: Lessons in Life and Leadership from America's Favorite Coach by Monica Aldama ($19.69

When does 'Cheer' season 2 premiere?

Catch it all unfold on Netflix on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Looks like we'll see you all in Corsicana! 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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