We discuss whether there will be a Season 2 of the Paramount + series School Spirits and its renewed or canceled status.
School Spirits is a Paramount+ series that kicked off on March 9, 2023. The series follows Maddie, a high school kid who recently passed away and is stuck in the afterlife. One of the things that she is unsure of is how she died.
So with the help of her new friends in the afterlife and her best friend in her life Simon, she uncovers the mystery of who killed her and how.
I didn’t have many expectations heading into covering this series. I wasn’t familiar with Peyton List and wasn’t sure if it would lean more toward a more teenager style of show or be geared toward a little of both.
However, I walked away from this series a massive fan of List, and I can’t wait to see more of her work. Outside of List, I give plenty of credit to the writers of this series for keeping you guessing at every turn.
It felt like every time we closed in on a killer. They had another trick up their sleeves.
Will there be a Season 2 of School Spirits – renewed or canceled status
June 21st, 2023
Almost two months after the Season 1 Finale, Paramount+ has confirmed that there will be a second season of School Spirits.
This comes as no surprise given the popularity, and audiences will be pleased with the continuation.
April 19th, 2023
At the time of writing, School Spirits has not been renewed for a second season.
If I were a betting man, I would put a lot of money on Paramount+ renewing this for a second season. There are several reasons why I think this.
First, the series is loved by critics and audiences as it sits at 80% and 93%, respectively, on Rotten Tomatoes (as of April 7, 2023). That is an impressive score on both sides.
Second, Peyton List is a star, with over 20.8 million followers on Instagram, and with the incredible performance she gives on the show, Paramount would be crazy not to try to lock her in for another season.
Finally, the thing in its favor is the show is based on a book, and I would imagine the writers have an idea of where they would like to go for another book and/or season.
Now without going into spoilers, where could season 2 of School Spirits go? I have a few ideas of where they could go with the show kicking off with possibly another kid dying at the school. With that, you could have Maddie help them discover the truth by investigating it, and that would also be a reason to include Simon on the show, bringing him back to help Maddie with the “real” people aspect of solving the murder.
Another route the series could go is Maddie adapting to her new life in the afterlife and her struggle with it all. Something along the lines of her understanding that her life will never be the same again.
Also, maybe we can explore this “afterlife” a little more and understand that. Either way, I want a season two of School Spirits, and I hope we get an announcement soon.
School Spirits Season 2 Release Date
Paramount+ have not made a decision yet on the renewal of School Spirits. However, we do not believe the production for a second season will be taxing, and we could see the series return in early 2024.
How many seasons of School Spirits are there?
At the moment, there is only one season of School Spirits. However, there is definitely plenty more story to tell. Paramount+ could easily make at least two seasons of School Spirits with the scope of this story.