Is Reservation Dogs returning for another season? Continue reading to find out more about Reservation Dogs Season 2.
American teen comedy-drama television series Reservation Dogs features Native Americans. It is a noteworthy first because it has an almost fully Indigenous North American cast and production staff, as well as writers and directors who are all Indigenous. The show has been well received by the audience and critics around the world. Hence, as the first season concluded back in September 2021, viewers started wondering whether or not the show has been renewed for a second season.
It appears that the wait for the fans won’t go too long because we have some great news to share! We’ve put together a 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 FX network and Hulu.
Here is everything we know about Reservation Dogs Season 2.
Will there be a Season 2 of Reservation Dogs?
Yes, Reservation Dogs will be returning to your television screen for another season. The network has aired all the episodes of the first season, which ended on September 20, 2021. Since the premiere in a couple of days, the series was officially renewed for a second season by the network in the same month.
The show was renewed way before the finale episode of season one aired on the platform. The official Twitter handle of Reservation Dogs also shared the news among their followers, quoting, “Second Season? STOODIS. #ReservationDogs will be back.” Take a look at the official post below:
— Reservation Dogs (@RezDogsFX) September 2, 2021
The official Twitter handle of FX network also confirmed the renewal of the show by simply quoting, “season 2, stoodis” Take a look at the official post below:
season 2, stoodis pic.twitter.com/2iGpPQtLdP
— FX Networks (@FXNetworks) September 2, 2021
Why did the FX network renew Reservation Dogs for Season 2?
According to Deadline, the first season, which currently touts a 100% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was Deadline’s Show You Have To Watch back on August 3, also garnered positive reviews and social media buzz upon its debut in August.
Nick Grad, FX’s President of Original Programming, announced the series’ renewal on Thursday and shared the following: “We couldn’t wait to share Reservation Dogs with viewers and are thrilled that they seem to love it as much as we do. We’re happy to put in an early order for another season. Sterlin Harjo delivered on his creative vision, partnering with Taika Waititi and the rest of the creative team, the brilliant cast and crew to create one of TV’s best new comedies and a groundbreaking showcase of representation and raw talent.”
While Reservation Dogs boasts a primarily Indigenous cast on-screen, during the show’s TCA presentation, Harjo revealed that the writer’s room also consists of all Indigenous scribes – a milestone for Native American representation in television. With a comedic approach to Native American storytelling, Waititi added that he and Harjo sought to move beyond the stereotypes and tired narratives about the Indigenous community.
“We don’t want to depress people. There’s so much humor in our communities, so many jokes,” Waititi said during the TCA panel. “All they want to do is see us riding whales, talking to the trees, playing flutes on mountaintops and talking to ghosts and learning something from our grandmother. To subvert expectations is such a powerful thing.”
Reservation Dogs Season 2 Release Date
After months of waiting, the network has officially confirmed that Reservation Dogs Season 2 is set to premiere on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. These episodes will be available to Hulu subscribers at the usual time slot starting at 12:01 a.m. (ET).
The official Twitter handle of the series also confirmed the news by sharing the official release date, along with the star cast in a short clip quoting, “Keep reaching for higher ground. #ReservationDogs Season 2 premieres August 3, only on #Hulu. Stoodis.” Take a look at the official post below:
— Reservation Dogs (@RezDogsFX) June 20, 2022
Reservation Dogs Season 2 Expected Plot
The upcoming season is expected to pick up from the finale episode of the first season, Satvrday, released on September 20, 2021. The episode was directed by Sterlin Harjo and written by Migizi Pensoneau. The official synopsis of the episode states, “The Reservation Dogs try their hand at being vigilantes as a tornado rolls into town.”
In the episode, the viewers got to see that, a tornado is moving toward the Rez Dogs as they get ready to fly to California. The majority of the neighborhood seeks refuge in the church basement, while Uncle Brownie rides through the streets in search of the necessary equipment to divert the tornado. William Knifeman, Bear’s guardian ghost, reappears to check on him and see if he has finished what he needs to do before leaving town. The NDN Mafia and the Rez Dogs converse with each other and make important decisions about their futures in the church as a group.
Take a look at the exclusive Episode 8 highlight titled, “Today’s the Day – Season 1 Ep.8 Highlight”, which was released on the official youtube channel of FX network on September 28, 2021. The short tagline of the clip states, that Bear tells the others about the Spirit Warrior he has been seeing. Take a look at the 3-minute clip below:
So, it is expected that this already established premise will lead to the pilot episode of Reservation Dogs Season 2. It’s also speculated to pick up any potential cliffhangers and subplots in the first episode of the following season and dive right into this world with more new themes.
Giving fans something different and unique to look at instead of the same old plotlines. In order to create the best story while prioritizing these cherished characters, the network must entice viewers to stream the series.
Reservation Dogs Season 2 Cast
As of July 5, 2022, the original cast members from Season 1 are expected to reprise their roles. On the other hand, no additional casting announcements had been made by the network for the upcoming season. The series’ main actors are listed below with the following character descriptions:
Devery Jacobs as Elora Danan Postoak: She is the most responsible and driven member of the gang. Elora lost her mother when she was still a toddler.
D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai as Bear Smallhill: Bear sees himself as the “leader” of the gang, despite being the only one of the group to think so. He grew up with only his mother parenting him and is still very close to her. He longs for a relationship with his estranged, deadbeat dad. Bear experiences visions of a spirit guide.
Lane Factor as Cheese: More laid back than Elora or Bear, he rolls with the flow of whatever mischief or misadventure comes his way. No family members are presented, and Cheese tends to connect with various adult characters in the show.
Paulina Alexis as Willie Jack: A tomboy, she is very close with her parents. Daniel was Willie Jack’s cousin and she is strongly affected by his death.
Reservation Dogs Season 2 Episodes
Reservation Dogs Season 2 is reported to have 10 episodes which are two more than the first season usually having an average runtime of approx 25–30 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of July 5, 2022, the exact episode titles and synopsis for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed.
For the time being, we recommend that fans wait patiently and binge-watch Season 1 to know how the season will conclude. Here’s the complete episode guide for you to understand the order properly.
- S1E1: F*ckin’ Rez Dogs – August 9, 2021
- S1E2: NDN Clinic – August 9, 2021
- S1E3: Uncle Brownie – August 16, 2021
- S1E4: What About Your Dad – August 23, 2021
- S1E5: Come and Get Your Love – August 30, 2021
- S1E6: Hunting – September 6, 2021
- S1E7: California Dreamin’ – September 13, 2021
- S1E8: Satvrday – September 20, 2021
Where to stream Reservation Dogs Season 2?
When available to stream, Reservation Dogs Season 2 along with Season 1 will be available on the FX network and on Hulu. The first season will also be accessible on Hotstar for Indian viewers.
Moreover, the viewers can also stream the show by renting or purchasing on iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play, depending on the viewers’ location and membership plans, which the users can choose from to renew their accounts and watch the series.
— Reservation Dogs (@RezDogsFX) May 19, 2022
Reservation Dogs Overall Reception
The show has earned high praise from critics and multiple honors, including nominations for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and Golden Globes, a Peabody Award, two Independent Spirit Awards, and two Peabody Awards.
The series has a 98% rating with an average score of 8.20 out of 10, based on 57 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. The site’s critical consensus reads: “Aimless afternoons yield absurd delights in Reservation Dogs, a low-key comedy that deftly captures the malaise of youth and Rez life thanks in no small part to its impressive central crew.”
Reservation Dogs Official Trailer
From Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo, co-creators and executive producers, the half-hour comedy Reservation Dogs, which chronicles the antics of four Native American teens in rural Oklahoma who steal, rob, and save in order to travel to the exotic, enigmatic, and remote continent of California, gives a glimpse of the series’ concept in its trailer.
Reservation Dogs Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series follows, “From Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, Reservation Dogs is a half-hour comedy that follows the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California. The show’s first-of-its-kind Indigenous creative team invites audiences into a surprisingly familiar and funny world.”
Catch up on the previous episodes of Season 1 while you wait for more Reservation Dogs Season 2 updates.