Class is almost back in session at Abbott Elementary.
The sophomore season of the hit series is due to premiere on ABC Sept. 21. Viewers will be able to catch up with Janine (Quinta Brunson), Gregory (Tyler James Williams), Melissa (Lisa Ann Walter), Barbara (Sheryl Lee Ralph), Jacob (Chris Perfetti) and Ava (Janelle James) after some major changes took place in the season one finale.
What's more, fans can expect more time with their favorite teachers, as season two will have 22 episodes, compared to season one's 13, according to Deadline. Quinta, who is also the showrunner, teased this exciting change during the show's Comic-Con panel July 21. "We spent a lot of the first season showing what this show is capable of… Now we get to have some fun," she said. "We've done all the building, and now we get to have some of these fun bottle episodes."
"And more episodes," executive producer Patrick Schumacker added, to which Quinta asked, "Can we say that?"
Well, it's too late now!
While Patrick and Quinta let that secret slip, they were very careful about spoilers. All they would say about season two's storylines are that there's a very special guest star appearing in the first episode.
Could this guest star possibly be Kid Cudi a.k.a. Scott Mescudi? Back in March, Quinta shared that the writers already had an idea for a character he could play in the series. At the time, it was just a possibility, but then Cudi tweeted, "If u call me, I'm there. I got u."
In more good news, William Stanford Davis, who plays the quirky but hilarious school janitor Mr. Johnson, has been promoted to series regular, according to TVLine.
We've got a feeling the 2022 to 2023 school year is going to be a good one!
Season two of Abbott Elementary premieres Sept. 21 on ABC.