Created by Katori Hall based on her play “Pussy Valley”, P-Valley first premiered on July 12, 2020, received great reviews from critics with many calling the show as “one of the year’s best shows”.
Known for its portrayal of the stripping world through black women and queer characters, the series brings forth an honest representation of the craft that reflects the training, discipline, and talent rather than sex appeal and women objectification as often seen in stereotypical portrayals of the stripping world.
Becoming critics and viewers must-see series, it was a matter of when for Starz to renew the series for a second season. Speaking about the series, president of original programming at Starz, Christina Davis told the press that owing to the authentic and compelling characters in The Pynk, the story truly comes alive and is the reason behind the audience’s love and high ratings.
The series got its renewal midway through the first season itself – a wise decision – and in a teaser shared, it looks like the day is not far when fans can finally stream the series.
As opposed to the first season which saw just 8 episodes, the second season will see 10 episodes. Reportedly, Hall has five-year plans for the series if it continues to do well among the viewers and critics.
Although Starz has not announced any official premiere date, the series is likely to premiere in the early fall of 2021.
What to expect from Season 2:
The creators will bring back more music from Mississippi artists that featured heavily in the first season as well. Hall called out musicians and producers for submissions, especially black female artists around whom the show heavily centers.
Hall also asked the actors to “come as they are” for filming Season 2 to portray authentic and real bodies. Actress Brandee Evans who plays Mercedes revealed how the “no inhibitions” rule has been a freeing and inspiring experience for her to not worry about how her body looks.
Also, making its way into the plot of Season two will be Miss Rona, or as the world knows the coronavirus pandemic. The series will share light on how the black community is affected by the outbreak and their effort in surviving.
The series revolves around the lives of the strippers and employees at a Mississippi club, The Pink. P-Valley stars Brandee Evans, Nicco Annan, Shannon Thornton, Erica Johnson, Skyler Joy, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Parker Sawyers, Harriett D. Foy, Tyler Lepley, and Dan J. Johnson.