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But the series isn’t just about dicks. It explores the relationship between teens, the role of social media in untangling something like this, and the hierarchy of high school. There are so many in-jokes and perfect details that the world of American Vandal becomes real and you forget you’re watching a fake true-crime doc.
On Oct. 26, Netflix confirmed that season 2 is happening with a new teaser.
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American Vandal season 2 plot
In the teaser, a voiceover, which sounds vaguely like season 1’s narrator Peter Maldonado, asks if someone can be “born above the law.” We see yearbook photos of students who appear to go to a different high school than in season 1. It’s possible that season 2 will focus on another student accused of a crime.
On Aug. 21, Netflix released the official season 2 trailer, which does indeed tease a new crime at a new school. Season 1’s documentarians Peter Maldonado and Sam Ecklund reappear at private high school St. Bernadine, where someone known as the Turd Burglar has caused a literal shitstorm. Student Kevin McClain has been expelled for contaminating the school’s lemonade, but did he really do it?
“What if the motive is just, poop is funny?” Peter asks.
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American Vandal season 2 cast and news
Behind the scenes, not much is changing for American Vandal season 2. Co-creators and executive producers Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda will be returning, along with showrunner Dan Lagana. Season 2 will once again consist of eight episodes and will be produced for Netflix by CBS Television Studios, 3Arts, Funny or Die, which debuted the season 2 announcement video above.
Peter (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam (Griffin Gluck) return as season 2’s investigators, but with a new cast including Boardwalk Empire‘s Travis Tope and Sweet/Vicious‘ Taylor Dearden.
American Vandal season 2 premiere date
Season 2 will debut on Sept. 14, 2018.
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Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.