If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to visit Abbott Elementary, you’re in for a treat. Quinta Brunson’s biggest new comedy of the year premiered in December 2021, joining Ted Lasso and Schitt’s Creek as one of our favorite comedy series of all time. The mockumentary-style feel-good show follows the teachers of an underfunded public school—and their hilarious principal—as they try to mould young minds (played by equally-hilarious child actors) with limited resources but plenty of heart.
The Emmy-nominated comedy is returning soon, so now is the time to catch up on the previous 13 episodes. Continue reading to find out what we know about season 2 and how to watch Abbott Elementary online.
Is there going to be another season of Abbott Elementary?
Yes! Of course, it is, hello. Abbott Elementary was renewed for a second season in March, while the first was still airing, because it was so successful. According to Deadline, the second episode of the show received ABC’s highest comedy ratings since the finale of Modern Family in 2020, which is a BFD.
When will Abbott Elementary Season 2 be released?
Abbott Elementary Season 2 will premiere on ABC on September 21 at 9 p.m. ET. The show was renewed in March and given a 22-episode order later in the summer. In typical Principal Coleman (Janelle James) fashion, the big announcement was made directly from her desk to social media.
Which Abbott Elementary cast members will return for Season 2?
We’ve done our research, and here’s a list of who we can expect to see return for season 2:
- Quinta Brunson plays Janine Teagues, a bubbly second-grade teacher who is dating for the first time.
- Janelle James plays Ava Coleman, an inexperienced but relatable principal.
- Tyler James Williams plays Gregory Eddie, a former substitute first-grade teacher who is now a full-time employee.
- Melissa Schemmenti, a second-grade teacher with a lot of bark and maybe a little bite, is played by Lisa Ann Walter.
- Chris Perfetti plays Jacob Hill, a history teacher who just wants to fit in with the other teachers.
- Janine aspires to be a kindergarten teacher, played by Sheryl Lee Ralph.
- Mr. Johnson, a grumpy janitor with a colorful past, is played by William Stanford Davis.
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What will happen in Season 2 of Abbott Elementary?
We already know that Janine is newly single after season one, and Gregory has decided to take a full-time job at Abbott. Does this imply that love will be in the air?
It appears that not yet. “I have an endgame in my head for the entire show, for every character,” Quinta told TVLine. “However, if we wanted the room for that ‘will they/won’t they’ to mean nothing possibly or later, I wanted the room to do that.” That is why we ended it with Gregory on his own journey and Janine on her own journey. These are two characters who, if they meet in the middle and become friends, are fantastic.”
Quinta has also hinted that season 2 of Abbott Elementary will expand the characters’ world by filming more mockumentary outside of school.
“I think one thing that excites me is that for the first season, I really wanted the characters to stay mostly in the school,” she told Deadline. “And I did it on purpose—I just wanted the audience to fall in love with our school, and they did, and it worked, and I’m overjoyed.” So this season, we get to go to some of the characters’ houses, hang out with them at night, and so on.”
Where Can I Watch Abbott Elementary Season 2?
To watch Abbot Elementary Season 1, you have two options: Hulu and HBO Max, where season one is available since August of 2020, and season two will be available on the same.
Abbott Elementary Season 2 Trailer