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Netflix Renews ‘Last Chance U’ for Season Two

New Season Expected to Be Available for Streaming in 2017

Netflix has greenlit sports documentary series “Last Chance U” for a second season. Described as a gut-wrenching, behind-the-scenes look at the world of junior college football, “Last Chance U” follows the stories of elite athletes in tough life circumstances who struggle to find their redemption on a champion junior college football team and hopefully realize their dreams of competing at the next level. Greg Whiteley (“Mitt,” “New York Doll”) will continue as director.

“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Greg Whiteley who has genuinely captured both the struggles and triumphs these young men face in a world that often seems designed to hold them back,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming. “Coach Buddy Stephens, Academic Advisor Brittany Wagner and the entire team at EMCC have bravely opened their doors for the filmmakers to capture their real world as it unfolds. We eagerly anticipate having a front row seat as they continue to fight for their dreams in the coming season.”

The scoop in season two: “Last Chance U” will follow the next group of young men training to become the future stars of the NFL. Under Coach Buddy Stephens, who has guided the junior college to multiple national championships, East Mississippi Community College graduates more than 20 players per year into football scholarships at four year universities, and nine of his former players currently play in the NFL.

“Last Chance U” is a Netflix production in association with Condé Nast Entertainment, Endgame Entertainment and One Potato Productions.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Continues the trend of Netflix calling everything they do a “hit” and “proving” it by renewing everything…

    And somehow we’re supposed to think they’re better than “regular TV” or cable…