Please note: this preview was initially published in March 2021 and was last updated in October 2021 to reflect new updates.
Created by Sarah Lampert, the first season of Ginny & Georgia first touched down on Netflix on February 24th, 2021 with 10 episodes.
Following the death of Georgia’s husband, the series sees Ginny & Georgia leaving Texas to relocate to a smaller town to start afresh. Without delving into too many potential spoilers, the series explored some heavy topics including crime, race, and self-harm, as well as expected content like marriage, friendships, and family dramas.
Here’s everything you need to know about the future of Ginny & Georgia on Netflix, including renewal status, what the series could cover, and what the fans are saying about the new family drama.
How well did Ginny & Georgia perform on Netflix?
Thanks to numerous sources, we can tell how well Ginny & Georgia performed on Netflix and perhaps what’s most interesting is that a rather well-known pop star gave the show a big boost in viewership shortly after release.
We’re referring to Taylor Swift who was included in the show in a rather throwaway joke line about how many men one of the characters in the show had gone through comparing it to the list of Swift exes over the years.
According to FlixPatrol top 10 data, the show survived for 48 days in the United States’ top 10 lists and 44 days in the UK’s top 10 lists. The show also performed well in South Africa, most of Mainland Europe, and Australia.
As of September 2021, the show ranks #6 in the top shows for 2021. This is the conclusion after counting up the world’s top 10 data.
In the United States, the show lasted for 7 weeks on the Nielsen top 10 racking up over 4,247 million viewing minutes in total while in the top 10s.
On IMDb PRO, the show debuted at #14 and the week after shot up to #3 which coincides with the week Swift Tweeted.
Finally, Netflix themselves released viewership data for the show on April 20th, 2021 as part of its Q1 2021 investor letter. They revealed, using their 2-minute viewing metric, that 52,000,000 people checked out the show.
Additional data in late September 2021 revealed that Ginny & Georgia had clocked up 381 million viewing hours placing it #10 on the viewing hours chart.
Has Ginny & Georgia been renewed for season 2 at Netflix?
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Officially renewed (last updated: 04/19/2021)
It took just shy of 2 months after the release of the series before we got word that Ginny & Georgia would be returning with the cast producing a video announcing the new season.
In a statement released by the creators of the show, Debra J. Fisher and Sarah Lampert, the pair said “We are so appreciative of the incredible response and love you all have shown Ginny and Georgia,” adding “We’re especially grateful to Brianne and Toni, who set the highest bar every step of the way. We can’t wait to return to Wellsbury for season 2.”
Given the video, we can safely assume the return of the following cast members:
- La Torraca as Austin
- Raymond Ablack as Joe
- Sara Waisglass as Maxine
- Felix Mallard as Marcus
- Scott Porter as Paul
- Jennifer Robertson as Ellen
When is production on Ginny & Georgia season 2 starting and when will season 2 be on Netflix?
Current production status: Pre-production – planned to start in November 2021 (last updated: October 14th, 2021)
Despite being renewed in April 2021, production hasn’t been as fast-moving as similar titles in the genre like Virgin River.
Instead, we finally got word that a production date had been scheduled in September 2021. We can reveal that the series is currently eying a November 29th production start date and then run all the way through to April 8th, 2021. It shares a somewhat similar schedule to Firefly Lane season 2 meaning we’ll likely see the two release close to each other again.
In mid-October, the official Instagram page for the show revealed that they were in the process of “gearing up to film season two”. Debra Fisher also teased that production was getting close by posting on Instagram a picture with Brianne Howey saying “S2 coming in hot”.
Filming will once again take place in Toronto in Canada with Blue Ice Pictures, Critical Content, and Dynamic Television all involved with the production.
Given this production schedule, our best estimate right now is that Ginny & Georgia season 2 will squeeze onto Netflix in mid-to-late 2022.
What could happen in season 2 of Ginny & Georgia?
Spoilers ahead! If you haven’t finished season one, don’t read any further!
Obviously, the biggest question concerning viewers is Georgia’s potential involvement in the death and disappearance of her previous husband. We could see the series take a really dark turn if the consequences of her actions eventually catch up with her. We’ve already seen several figures from the familys’ past re-emerge, and we expect to see more of this in a potential season 2.
At the end of season one, we saw Ginny and Austin leave under unhappy circumstances. We’re sure they’ll turn up safe and sound, but their mom will have to face up to her actions that caused them to skip town. We also predict that their dad, Zion, will leave Boston for Wellsbury to be closer with his kids. If there are still sparks present between him and Georgia, this could create tension in her new relationship with Paul.
The close of season one also saw Ginny’s personal life become a bit of a mess. Will season 2 see Ginny reconcile with her friendship group, or will things get even messier? After cheating on her boyfriend, Hunter, we expect Ginny will explore things with her bad-boy neighbor, Marcus.
Back in May 2021, Antonia Gentry teased what we can expect from season 2 saying:
“It’s a roller coaster ride. Even I don’t know the full details, but I am on the edge of my seat. I know it’s going to be a full package of just excitement and plot, and craziness,”
In the meantime, fans of the show can see the cast join David Spade, Fortune Feimster, and London Hughes in The Afterparty special for the show.
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