Rap Sh!t Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Rap Sh!t Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?
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Is HBO Max’s popular comedy series returning for another season? Read on to find out more about Rap Sh!t Season 2. 

The first season’s last episode, Something for The Road, was released on September 1, 2022. Since then, the fans of the TV series have been wondering if the show would get an early renewal or not. A major TV network like HBO Max usually takes time to consider all the factors before approving another season. The great news is that the fans can be relieved as the show has been greenlit.

The renewal was signposted earlier this summer when, days ahead of its launch, it was awarded over $12.6M in small screen tax credits from the state of California to move the Miami-set series west for a sophomore run. On the other hand, the reviews of the series have overall been great, which makes it an easy decision for the network to continue the series for another season. 

Rap Sh!t Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

It was reported that “Rap Sh!t” was met with a very positive response to critical acclaim from critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 7.4/10, based on 18 critical reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “Issa Rae’s razor-sharp sensibility is fully felt in Rap Sh!t, a raucous chronicle of female camaraderie and youthful ambition.”

Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 80 out of 100 based on 13 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. This is exciting as the holdup for the fans won’t last too long now because we have all the details to share! Take a look at this quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on HBO Max.

Here’s all we know about Rap Sh!t Season 2 so far. 

Rap Sh!t Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Will there be another season of Rap Sh!t?

The official Twitter handle of HBO Max also confirmed the renewal a few hours ago, quoting, “Get ready for a whole lot more Miami. @IssaRae’s #RapShit is returning for Season 2.” Take a look at the official post below: 

Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max, said, “We are so excited to continue this journey with Shawna and Mia and the incredibly fun world of Rap Sh!t. With the wonderfully comedic and unique perspectives of Aida Osman, KaMillion, Issa Rae, Syreeta Singleton, and the team at Hoorae, season two is sure to bring even more seducing and scheming.”

Rap Sh!t Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Rap Sh!t Season 2 Speculated Release Date

The prospective premiere date has yet to be acknowledged as the renewal of the series was just announced a few hours ago, and the production is yet to begin. But if we have to predict the potential release date of Rap Sh!t Season 2, it might happen sometime around mid-2023, just like the first season. 

The likely month can be around July to August 2023. On the other hand, this is just speculation that the next season might follow the same pattern and be released in a similar time frame. All these details will be released by HBO Max once the production of the series wraps up on a timely schedule. 

Rap Sh!t Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Rap Sh!t Season 2 Cast and Crew

The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles along with their respective character descriptions are as follows: 

  • Aida Osman as Shawna Clark: A struggling rapper who works at a hotel
  • KaMillion as Mia Knight: A single mother and rapper working multiple jobs to support herself and her 4-year-old daughter, Melissa. 
  • Jonica Booth as Chastity: A party promoter who goes by “The Duke of Miami” or simply “Duke.” 
  • Devon Terrell as Cliff Lewis: Shawna’s long-distance boyfriend who is a law student in New York
  • RJ Cyler as Lamont: An aspiring producer with a sharp ear for talent and the father of Mia’s daughter

The recurring cast members are as follows: 

  • Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut as Fatima: Cliff’s law classmate and close friend
  • Daniel Augustin as Maurice: Shawna’s friend and co-worker
  • Amandla Jahava as Jill: Shawna’s college friend and employee at Spotify
  • Jaboukie Young-White as Francois Boom: Shawna’s former schoolmate and producer
  • Brittney Jefferson as Alesia: Mia’s friend from high school
  • DomiNque Perry as Nelly: A single mom and high school friend of Mia’s

The show is exec produced by Rae and showrunner Syreeta Singleton, as well as Montrel McKay for Hoorae, and Jonathan Berry and Dave Becky for 3 Arts Entertainment. Rae wrote the season one premiere episode and co-wrote the finale episode with Singleton.

Rap Sh!t Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Rap Sh!t Season 2 Episodes

Rap Sh!t’s new season is expected to have the same episode count of eight episodes with a runtime of 31–32 minutes. The first two episodes are expected to be released on the same day, followed by new episodes every week until the season ends. We speculate that it is intended to follow the same framework as the first season to be consistent.

Rap Sh!t Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Rap Sh!t Season 1: What happened in the finale episode?

The finale episode, Something for The Road, was released on September 1, 2022. The episode is directed by Jay Ellis and written by Issa Rae & Syreeta Singleton. In the episode, the viewers get to see Mia dismisses Shawna’s attempts at reconciliation. She goes out with Alesia and Nelly and meets Cash, who spills his drink on her during the James Harden party.

The party eats in a diner, where Cash lavishes Mia with cash in an attempt to seduce her. Maurice informs Shawna that he has been arrested. Shawna deletes the digital trail of any credit card scam interactions. She tells Cliff she misses him and later meets Francois and invites him to collaborate on a project.

Chastity sets up a meeting with Mia and Shawna and informs them that she can either manage them or harm the group’s prospects. Shawna apologizes to Mia and swears to keep her ego in check. Mia informs Lamont that she does not wish to date him. Francois positions the duet as the opening act for Reina Reign’s tour. The cops arrive at the motel to arrest Shawna. 

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Where to stream Rap Sh!t?

When available to stream, Rap Sh!t will only be accessible on HBO Max as it is an exclusive series developed for the digital streaming platform.  Moreover, the membership of the platform costs $10 per month (or $100 per year) for the ad-supported plan and $15 per month (or $150 per year) for the ad-free option. The viewers can choose the membership plan according to their preference and stream the vast catalog that HBO Max has to offer its users with tv-series and movies ranging across different genres.

Rap Sh!t Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Catch up on all the previous episodes while you wait for more updates on Rap Sh!t Season 2.