MTV heard your cries, Awkward. fans! They know just how impatiently you’ve been waiting for the second season of Lauren Iungerich’s teen comedy– to find out what Jenna (Ashley Rickards) will do now that she knows who wrote the carefrontation letter and just how everyone at school will react to new couple Jake (Brett Davern) and Jenna. As it turns you, you won’t have to wait much longer, as today MTV announced during their upfront event that season two of Awkward. will premiere on June 28th.
But that’s still aways away, so how about we give you a little more to look forward to? We visited the Los Angeles set of Awkward. earlier this month to chat with the cast about what’s going down in the few days after the Winter Formal. Here are some teaser tidbits:
“We start off the season wondering what to do about the carefrontation now that Jenna knows that Lacey wrote it,” Lacey herself, Nikki DeLoach revealed.
“That’s what the first episode deals with: is Jenna going to tell her mom? How is she going to deal with this? I think the way the writers wrote it was really great because it’s unexpected, and I think the viewers will really be happy and satisfied by the way that the whole thing comes out.”
But of course Team Jake’s victory is going to be a big deal, as well. Jenna and Jake will very much be together when the show returns, and as it turns out, they have a couple of perhaps surprising characters in their corner.
“If you could just combine Jake and Matty, you’d have the ideal high school male…but as a father I see Jake as the safer choice,” Mike Faiola, who plays Jenna’s dad Kevin, told us.
Additionally, it is Jake’s ex Lissa (Greer Grammer) who may be the biggest– or at least most surprising– champion of this new couple: “She realizes everything she’s done wrong, and she gets why it happens, and she understands why Jake left her. She’s really great about the whole Jake and Jenna thing, and she’s really Team Them, which for me, Greer Grammer, is tough because I’m still a little heartbroken!”
Another couple that is trying to prove they can go the distance is Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed) and Ricky Schwartz (Matt Fahey), though whether or not they actually can last may not look so good. Per Fahey, “[Ricky] and Tamara are doing okay, but Ricky always has something up his sleeve. He kind of screws things up, gets her back, screws things up, get her back,” and the pattern will continue in the second season.
But there are a couple of big changes coming– one to the Hamilton house in the way of a new addition…to the backyard. And Desi Lydic spilled that Valerie actually becomes a teeny bit more of an authority figure this year.
“Valerie experiments with power this year. She’s got some power, and it’s fun to see how Valerie throws that power around, what she does with it, and I will say…there’s one moment in particular that Valerie actually gets something right, and that was nice!”
One thing you shouldn’t expect, though, is a new catchphrase for Sadie (Molly Tarlov). After all, “You’re welcome” is so perfectly fitting for her personality, she’s planning to keep it around for a long time!
Awkward. will return to MTV on June 28th at 10:30pm. Be sure to stay tuned right here for our full feature interviews from the season two set, and sound off in the comments below with what YOU want to see happen this year!
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