Peacock announced the premiere date for the second season of the Girls5eva series at SXSW this weekend. Season 2 will debut with three episodes on Thursday, May 5, with a new episode launching weekly on Thursday.
The first clip from the second season was also revealed and can be watched using the player below.
In attendance at SXSW in Austin, Texas, were stars Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, Busy Philipps, and showrunner/executive producer Meredith Scardino. The panel was hosted by moderator and guest star Andrew Rannells.
Scardino said: “Season 2 of ‘Girls5eva’ answers the simple question: What would happen if ‘Girls5eva’ was renewed for a second season? We are so excited to share the next chapter in Dawn, Wickie, Gloria, and Summer’s journey as they enter ‘Album Mode’ and embark on making their first studio album on their own terms.”
All eight episodes of season one of the critically acclaimed comedy series are now streaming on Peacock. “We are so excited to continue ‘Girls5eva’ alongside this incredibly talented group of cast and producers,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, previously.
“It was hard to miss the immediate fandom that was born after the launch of this series. This aspirational comeback story is filled with heart and friendship, perfectly blended with catchy songs and humor, and delivered by an exceptionally versatile cast.
She added: “We look forward to following this group’s journey as they continue to hit just the right notes.”
Season one of the series reached “Certified Fresh” status on Rotten Tomatoes, with the Top Critic rating remaining at 100%.
As a companion to the first season, Peacock and Epic Records released a soundtrack album, Girls5eva: Music From The Peacock Original Series. The nine-track collection is available here.
In the Girls5eva series, when a one-hit-wonder girl group from the ’90s gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can‘t they also be Girls5eva?
The series stars Grammy Award-winner and Tony and Emmy Award-nominated singer Sara Bareilles, Grammy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Renée Elise Goldsberry, Emmy Award-winning Saturday Night Live mainstay and comedy icon Paula Pell, and New York Times Best-Selling author, actor, activist, writer and host Busy Philipps.
Emmy Award winner Meredith Scardino serves as creator and executive producer for the series.
Emmy winners Jeff Richmond, Tina Fey (Little Stranger, Inc.), Robert Carlock (Bevel Gears) and David Miner (3 Arts Entertainment) also serve as executive producers along with Emmy nominee Eric Gurian (Little Stranger).
Girls5eva is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.