The series follows four friends also roomates at Essex college—Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet), Whitney (Alyah Chanelle Scott), Leighton (Reneé Rapp), and Bela (Amrit Kaur) as they’re taking on their freshman year. Season 1 of ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls‘, premiered in 2021, running with 10 episodes.
Co-creator Justin Noble revealed to Entertainment Weekly, that the upcoming season 2 will feature a classic New England accessory: Snow!
“We’re going to be spending a lot of time in something that [co-creator] Mindy [Kaling] and I were really excited to write to and never really got to creatively in season 1, which is an East Coast winter. Because that was a big part of both of our college experiences going to school in the Northeast where the show is set. A lot of coats, a lot of snow. So we’ll be getting some of that.”
Season 2 character stories (per Entertainment Weekly):
“We will be continuing a lot of Leighton’s journey in coming out,” Noble says. “The last thing we would want to ever do is show a world where someone doesn’t own up to their own truth and share that with other people. So we’re excited for everyone else to see what we have coming Leighton’s way as she continues to grow into that confidence.”
“I think Bela might be ready to enter into a relationship,” he says. “Bela is a stand-in for a lot of people in their college experience, which is that she doesn’t really know what she wants. And I think depending on the day of the week, she might think that she’s ready to be in a relationship with someone, or she might still be in that flavor-of-the-week fun party vibe where she just wants to meet new people all the time and not be pinned down. That’s a journey that we could see Bela going through this season, kind of figuring out, where is she at? Is she ready to date for the first time in her life probably?”
“We definitely end the season with Whitney and Canaan [Christopher Meyer] being a couple. So we’re going to be picking up with their relationship where it was. And then a lot of her journey through season 2 will kind of be figuring out what happens when soccer season’s off,” Noble says. “It was such a dominating presence in her life. What do you do when a void that big enters your schedule when you used to fill it with something so specific and now that’s gone?”
“The show’s always going to be about sex and romance, but we like to also touch on real issues for people, and right now there’s so much talk about student loans and there’s a lot of people in Kimberly’s position who are trying to stay at schools that they want to be at,” he says. “So Kimberly is going to be dealing with that quite a bit, figuring out how to fix her problem. That is quite a lot of money that a student has to find to be able to stay at a school that was her dream. So that is going to be taking up a whole lot of her mental capacity.”
‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ will arrive on HBO Max this November. Locally you can look forward to streaming the series on Showmax.