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A strict media policy and new stars: All the rumours about Cheer season two in one place.

Okay so, you’ve watched all six episodes of Netflix’s Cheer (possibly a few times), you’ve followed the stars on Instagram and caught up on how life has been for them since Daytona.

Now what?

With the worldwide success of the docuseries, which follows the Navarro College cheerleading squad as they prepare for 2019’s championship in Daytona Beach, Florida, it would be a no brainer for Netflix to renew the series so we can see more tumbling, more camaraderie and inevitably, more brutal injuries.

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But Netflix have remained tight lipped for now on whether there will be another season, so we’ve gathered all the information we could find about a possible season two and well… this really could go either way.

Daytona 2020 is less than three months away.

This year’s Daytona NCA and NDA college nationals is set for April 8-12… which is a little over two months away.

The film crew followed the Navarro cheerleaders around for four months and condensed it down into six episodes, and if the plan was to do the same again well… they’re already too late.

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The very strict media policy.

We had a glimpse at the media policy surrounding filming at Daytona in Cheer, when the docuseries stated it was not allowed to film at the event and relied on amateur footage from the Navarro squad.

But it's reportedly even more intense than that.

An exclusivity policy in the Competition Rule Book states:

"Teams may jeopardise their eligibility to compete in the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship if they participate in a televised program or print media that portrays their team, school or general activity of collegiate cheer and/or dance in a negative manner.

NCA & NDA must deem the program or material content reasonable and appropriate regarding performance integrity, safety, individual and school privacy and reputation, and overall image.

Schools that desire to compete at Nationals and participate in such media (reality show or documentary, news articles, books, etc.) should consult their school legal council to develop an access license and consult with NCA & NDA in advance to pre-determine any possible conflicts of interest."

According to Varsity, the rule has been in place since 2017.


Netflix has got around it once, but there was a slight negative tone in the later episodes towards Varsity's monopoly of cheer media and access in the US. So will the docuseries be able to do it again?

We know for sure Monica wouldn't jeopardise her team's chance of winning for any damn thang.

The Last Chance U of cheerleading.

This is some more positive news, I promise.

Cheer director Greg Whiteley is also the man behind another Netflix doco-series, Last Chance U, which follows community college football players.

Cheer could easily take a leaf out of Last Chance U's book by featuring a cheer team other than Navarro... although that would mean saying goodbye to Monica.

An idea floated by fans online is a series on Navarro's main competition Trinity Valley and their coach Vontae Johnson, who we briefly saw in season one.

A new cast.

Even if Cheer does return to Navarro for another season, a few of this season's stars will be missing.

A number of 2019 champions have left the college, including Gabi Butler and Mackenzie 'Sherbs' Sherburn. On the bright side, Jerry Harris and LaDarius Marshall have returned for one more semester, and Morgan Simianer and Lexi Brumback are both back in Corsicana.

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Another series would mean new cheerleaders - we just hope they point their toes.

Netflix is... dropping hints.

Well, sort of.

The streaming service has noticed how invested we've all become in Cheer, so its social media team have been making sure we're kept up to date with what the NC cheerleaders are up to and providing us with extra wholesome content of Jerry being his sweet angel self. Surely that's a good sign.

Look. We're just dying for some more Cheer.

Please Netflix, give us more cheerleading content before we go full Annette.

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