On the Come Up 2 – will there be a sequel to On the Come Up?

By Marc Miller
Published: September 24, 2022 (Last updated: February 17, 2024)

This article discusses whether there will be a One the Come Up 2, a sequel to the Paramount+ film On the Come Up, and will contain spoilers. 

On the Come Up combines rags to riches or nobody to somebody tales that are classic storytelling narratives. Except this film is an adaptation of Angie Thomas, who wrote the young adult novel, The Hate U Give, which was turned into an acclaimed movie in 2018. So, naturally, heavy themes will accompany our hero, Bri, rap battling her way out of Garden Heights. That includes themes of racism, police overreach, and stereotyping of people of color.

Paramount+’s On the Come Up sequel potential release date

On the Come Up will be released on Paramount + on September 23rd, 2022. The film currently has a 72% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In our review of On the Come Up, our film critic M.N. Miller says the film “has an authentic voice reverberating throughout the picture.” While a sequel to Angie Thomas seems unlikely, that didn’t stop Game of Thrones from spinning off its axis! If the film has lasting legs on Paramount+ and considering the modern themes, we could see a sequel by the fall of 2024.

On the Come Up sequel cast – who might be in it?

  • Jamilla Gray as Brianna Jackson  
  • Sanaa Lathan as Jayda “Jay” Jackson 
  • Da’Vine Randolph as Aunt Pooh 
  • Titus Makin Jr as Trey Jackson 
  • Method Man as Supreme 
  • Michael Cooper Jr as Malik 
  • Miles Gutierrez-Riley as Sonny 
  • Michael Epps as DJ Hype  

On the Come Up sequel plot: what could On the Come Up 2 be about?

After the ending of On the Come Up, I think the best option would be for an On the Come Up prequel. The book details Bri’s father throughout the novel. The backstory was talked about with affection by Sanaa Lathan’s Jay and Da’Vine Randolph’s Aunt Pooh, who reminisced on meeting Lawrence “Lawless” Jackson. The film could explore the same themes during a time when social justice was ignored, and if anyone talked about that subject, you could be labeled a troublemaker or lawbreaker by macro-level groups. This would be the background while telling the story of the Garden Heights rap legend and his murder.

If you wanted to stick with Bri and be on the verge of career stardom, you could tell a story of her making her first album. Of course, we need to move her and Malik’s relationship forward, possibly them reuniting if Bri has lost her way as a new superstar. Also, please, can we break Pooh out of prison to keep Bri on the straight and narrow?

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