The band is getting back together once more as the original musical comedy series Girls5eva on Peacock is coming back for a second season. The series renewal was announced on Monday, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
Girls5eva stars Sara Bareilles (Jesus Christ Superstar), Busy Philipps (Cougar Town), Renee Elise Goldberry (Hamilton), and Paula Pell (30 Rock). Following a one-hit-wonder girlband from the 90s, the estranged women decide to reform the group in present day and give fame one more shot. The series is executive produced by Tina Fey (30 Rock), David Miner (Master of None), Jeff Richmond (30 Rock), Robert Carlock (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Meredith Scardino (Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt). In addition to executive producing, Scardino also is the series creator.
The first season was released on Peacock May 6, 2021. Consisting of eight episodes, the series quickly garnered a passionate fan base and critical acclaim. Announcing the series renewal on Monday was Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. Entertainment Weekly picked up Katz’s official statement: “We are so excited to continue Girls5eva alongside this incredibly talented group of cast and producers…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. We look forward to following this group’s journey as they continue to hit just the right notes.”
Also celebrating the incoming sophomore season was the actress Philipps, who posted on her Instagram sharing the news. She wrote: “ITS HAPPENING! Did someone say reunion?! #Girls5eva is coming 3gether for Season 2 on @PeacockTV! We’re officially TWO hit wonders! Summer, Gloria, Wickie and Dawn will be BACK for Season 2 of #Girls5eva, only on @PeacockTV! —-> swipe to see some screenshots of when @scardinoandsons group FaceTimed us all last night to give us the news. 😭❤️✨😭🙏😂We’re SO EXCITED WE CAN’T WAIT!!!!!…”
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Watch the official season two announcement below: