Update: NBC announced on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, that Good Girls Season 2 will premiere on March 3, 2019. The show will now air on Sundays at 10/9c.
The renewal of Good Girls for a second season at NBC came as a relief to fans who were eager to see what happens after the cliffhanger ending of the Season 1 finale.
The renewal also came as good news to show creator Jenna Bans, who had talked about her plans to resolve the Season 1 finale cliffhanger even before NBC officially confirmed the series for Season 2. Although the show’s ratings were modest in comparison with top-rated NBC shows such as This Is Us (TV series 2016- ), Bans had expressed optimism that Good Girls would be renewed for Season 2.
It was the positive reviews that kept hope alive that the series would be renewed.
“We just pitched Season 2 to the Powers That Be, and everyone seemed really engaged and enthusiastic about it,” Bans said. “We’re pretty excited about the places we’re taking these three women. It’s a darkly funny mix of the unexpected and also certain things our audience seems to be craving.”
Good Girls Season 1 wrapped up in April after it premiered in February 2018. The series quickly acquired a regular audience, averaging 1.5 rating in the key 18-49 demo, and 6.1 million views overall in the Live-plus 7 Nielsen ratings.
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— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 8, 2018
But NBC had more compelling reasons besides the modest but overall satisfactory ratings to bring back Good Girls for Season 2. The network recently closed a lucrative deal with the streaming giant Netflix. NBC and show producers Universal TV entered into a co-licensing agreement that allows Netflix to distribute Good Girls outside North America.
The co-licensing deal with Netflix is being touted as a model for how to keep alive network shows that have a smaller but loyal and highly enthusiastic fan base.
Good Girls fans are now assured they will get to see what happened after the Season 1 finale cliffhanger when Rio, after beating up Dean, gave Beth a gun and dared her to pull the trigger.
The ending scene of the Season 1 finale shows Beth aiming the gun as if preparing to pull the trigger.
While eager fans look forward to seeing whether Beth really has what it takes to shoot a man at point-blank range, we bring you everything you need to know about the upcoming Good Girls Season 2, including release date, cast, trailer, plot and more.
Good Girls Season 2 release date
NBC has not announced the official release date for Good Girls Season 2, but the upcoming season is expected to premiere in early 2019.
We will update readers as soon as NBC officially announces the release date for Good Girls Season 2.
Good Girls Season 2 trailer
NBC has not released an official trailer for Good Girls Season 2. We will update readers when the first official teasers and trailers are released.
Meanwhile, enjoy the trailer for Season 1.
Good Girls Season 2 details
Good Girls is a crime comedy-drama created by Jenna Bans. Bans also serves as executive producer with Dean Parisot (who directed the pilot), Universal Television’s Jeannine Renshaw and Mark Wilding.
Bans is also the creator and executive producer of The Family (TV series 2016) with David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks and Paul McGuigan. She worked as a regular writer with the team at ShondaLand that wrote Grey’s Anatomy (TV series 2005- ) and Scandal (TV series 2012-2018).
Good Girls satirizes crime dramas with macho leading characters, such as The Sopranos (1999-2007) and Breaking Bad (2008)-2013).
Good Girls Season 1 premiered on NBC on February 26, 2018, and ended on April 30, after a total of 10 episodes. NBC confirmed the series for Season 2 on May 7, 2018. The series was released internationally on Netflix on July 4, 2018.
Good Girls stars Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman. Other stars include Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Izzy Stannard, and Matthew Lillard.
Good Girls Season 2 returning cast
The main cast of Good Girls Season 1 is expected to return for Season 2.
Beth Boland, played by Christina Hendricks, is a mother of four children who feels betrayed by her husband, Dean Boland, a car salesman, after she uncovers his infidelity and massive personal debts.
Matthew Lillard plays Beth’s unfaithful husband, Dean Boland.
Ruby Hill is played by Retta. She is Beth’s friend and works as a waitress. She is going through a stressful time because she has no money to pay for her daughter Sarah’s kidney disease treatment.
Sarah Hill is played by Lidya Jewett, while Reno Wilson plays Stan Hill, Ruby’s cop husband.
Mae Whitman plays Annie Marks, Beth Roland’s younger sister. She is a single mother who works at the local Fine & Frugal store. Her ex-husband Gregg is suing her for custody of their daughter Sadie.
Zach Gilford plays Gregg Marks, while Izzy Stannard plays Sadie.
Manny Montana plays Rio, a local crime boss who runs a money laundering operation.
Good Girls Season 2 plot
Good Girls follows the adventures of three suburban moms whose lives spiral out of control after they turn to armed robbery to solve their financial problems.
It started with the three friends joking about robbing a grocery store where Annie works.
When Beth finds that her husband Dean is having an affair and that he has accumulated debts that put them in danger of losing their house, she decides that robbery would be a good idea.
“You get to help your little girl, you get to win your custody battle, and I get to save my family,” Beth (Christina Hendricks) tells Ruby and Annie after she (Beth) uncovered her husband’s infidelity and accumulated debts.
They eventually rob the store and make away with half a million dollars, much more than they had expected to take.
But others discover their secret. Three crime gang members visit Beth at home, claiming that the money was theirs and that they want it back.
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— TV Guide (@TVGuide) May 8, 2018
While trying to recoup the partly spent money, Boomer, Annie’s boss at the grocery store, also visits her to let her know that he recognized her as one of the robbers due to her black tattoo. He wants Annie to pay for his silence with sex.
Beth arrives and confronts Boomer who threatens to go to the police but Beth hits him over the head with a bottle and he falls unconscious.
The ladies hold Boomer captive while they try to recoup the money to pay back the crime gang. Rio (Manny Montana), the gang leader, sends the girls on an errand to Canada to bring a parcel containing fake money. They bring back the money, but the FBI is soon on their trail.
The women decide to rob the grocery once again, hoping they can set things up so that Rio takes the blame and goes to prison. But things don’t go as planned and in the end, Rio shows up at Beth’s house and beats up her husband Dean. He then hands Beth a gun and dares her to shoot him.
“Alright, if you’re a boss, this is how it works,” Rio said. “You don’t just try to get someone arrested; you take care of them and that’s how you move up.”
In the ending scene of the season finale, Beth aims the gun as if preparing to pull the trigger.
Season 2 will reveal whether she takes advantage of being handed a gun to get rid of Rio once and for all.