New Mystery, Cast & Location: CRUEL SUMMER Season 2 Starts Filming in Vancouver
Updated with casting change:
New mystery. New cast. New location.
In season 2 of the breakout series from Freeform, Cruel Summer’s mystery moves from a small town in Texas to a waterfront town in the Pacific Northwest, as production shifts from Dallas to Vancouver.
Vancouver filming dates: April 21 2022 – August 19 2022.
Set in an idyllic waterfront town in the Pacific Northwest, the second chapter follows the rise and fall of an intense teenage friendship. Approaching the story from three different timelines surrounding Y2K, the season twists and turns as it tracks the early friendship between Megan (Sadie Stanley), Isabella (Lexi Underwood) and Megan’s best friend Luke (Griffin Gluck), the love triangle that blossomed, and the mystery that would impact all of their lives going forward..
New showrunner: Elle Triedman.
New cast: Sadie Stanley, Lexi Underwood, Griffin Gluck, KaDee Strickland, Lisa Yamada, Sean Blakemore.
Paul Adelstein recurs.
Season one was the story of a popular teen abducted by the vice-principal and the awkward teen who seemingly took her place as Queen Bee. Told from their perspectives, it took place over three summers — 1993-95 — in a small Texas town with Olivia Holt as popular, perfect Kate Wallis and Chiara Aurelia as nerdy, awkward Jeanette Turner turned Queen Bee..
Producers: Studio eOne, Iron Ocean Productions’ Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple