Netflix has a lot of interesting and groundbreaking documentary films and docuseries under their belt and one of them with high demand for another season is Jailbirds Season 2.
Depicting the life of inmates in the United States of America, in a similar vein to another popular Netflix show Orange Is The New Black, is only actually based on real life. The first instalment premiered in 2019 and received glowing reviews from critics, with the viewers praising the emotional nature of the narrative.
Will there be Jailbirds Season 2?
The latest entry in the docuseries, Jailbirds: New Orleans dropped on September 24, 2021, on Netflix. The series contains three episodes that are 38-42 minutes in length, and all episodes dropped on the service the same day. Upon its release, the series received mixed reviews from critics, with some finding it too voyeuristic.
Currently, the showrunners and Netflix (Love and Monsters) has yet to announce any plans to continue the series. The production for Jailbirds: New Orleans started before the pandemic hit and prisons in the United States in America is the worst-hit area of the pandemic right now. Even if Netflix (Zero Chill) is interested to continue the show, we might get a glimpse into life at different prisons due to the nature of the show.
By going to different jails in different cities, audiences in America and worldwide alike can get an idea about the American prison complex and system looks like.
Therefore it might be a while for Jailbirds Season 2 to arrive. Not only having to wait until pandemic restrictions in most jails, but negotiations with said jail also has to be set in motion to allow filming of their conditions for inmates. Considering that policing is a hot-button topic in the United States recently, a lot of prisons might avoid such exposure on a global streaming platform.
On the Netflix (Firefly Lane) side, there might be another factor in consideration to shelf put the show on hold for a while. Viewers data is very important for Netflix (Spinning Out) and considering the hassle they have to go through if they renew the show this year, it might be a while until Jailbirds Season 2 is announced by them. Assuming production starts in the middle of 2022, Jailbirds Season 2 might be released on 2023 earliest.
Who will be in Jailbirds Season 2?
It all depends on the direction the series going, If we will be invited to a journey into a glimpse of life in a different correctional facility in other parts of the United States or if we will stick around in Orleans Justice Center.
If it’s the former, it’s anyone’s guess who and what kind of inmates will be featured on the show. But if it’s the latter well there’s a lot to expect!
The series features Harley Himber (in prison for drugs and trespassing) and Magen Hall (in prison for second-degree murder, armed robbery, and obstruction). Timanisha Taylor (convicted for multiple felonies such as aggravated assault and home invasion) is another one of the inmates.
Other inamtes such as Jamie Evans (in prison for burglary and theft), Heather Tredick (serving a sentence for possession of crack and parole violation), and Julie Raffray (arrested for drug possession and second-degree murder). It also features the prison’s correctional officers, such as Lieutenant Picard, Captain Steele, Sergeant Stamps, and Deputy Hunter.
Since the American prison system prefers to keep around prisoners as cheap prison labour, even after long breaks of the show they’ll probably still be around with the exceptions of the correctional officers who might change due to promotions.
If Jailbirds Season 2 airs, we are likely to continue seeing most of the correctional officers while inmates such as Hall, Evans, Tredick, and Raffray could also feature. Inmates like Juicy, Crystal, Amber, Laura, and Byrielle, who briefly appear in the first season, might feature more prominently in Jailbirds Season 2. With the exception Himber and Taylor are unlikely to appear as they were both released from prison at the end of season 1. We could also see some new faces of inmates among the cast, as American prison system has never ending supplies of prisoners that the show might be interested to cover.
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