Last year Amazon took viewers to the center of American Black culture: Harlem, New York. The new streaming service series Harlem, created by Tracy Oliver, follows a group of girls in their 30s who live in New York as they negotiate work and relationships. First, we have, Camille, a professor of anthropology at Columbia who is having trouble finding love. Then there is Tye, a queer app developer who is allergic to vulnerability. Quinn is a wealthy fashion designer and hopeless romantic. Finally, there is the colorful and unfiltered singer Angie.
The show’s first season got positive reviews for its performances, character portrayals, and honest yet understated portrayal of African-American womanhood. And that’s why Amazon has formally renewed Harlem for a second season, and fans will undoubtedly want to explore the cliffhanger from season one’s finale! The ten-episode series debuted on Prime Video on Friday, December 3. After binge-watching, we had the same question that fans do: When will Harlem season 2 return?
Here’s everything about Harlem Season 2:
Harlem Season 1 Recap
The four main characters in the Harlem television series—Camille, Angie, Tye, and Quinn—have an unbreakable friendship when the show first starts. Camille is happy with where her career is going and is delighted to be single. However, everything changes when her ex, Ian, returns to Harlem. Camille almost had an affair with one of her classmates because she fears running into him. Camille’s situation only gets worse when Dr. Elise Pruitt starts working at the university. They don’t seem to “hit it off” right away.
Quinn has a series of unsuccessful dates, the worst of which ends with the theft of her handbag, leaving her stranded on Long Island without a way to get home. Although she has her own business, it isn’t doing too well, and her mother continuously defames both of them. Tye, on the other hand, has created a successful app and is getting ready for a Forbes interview. Angie is the other person in the “unbreakable group.” She first rejects a part in Get Out: The Musical because she thinks she is a failing singer. She reconsiders the part in the musical though after falling (and un-falling) for Amanuel, an artist who lives in his car.
When Tye meets with Anna, a prior one-night stand partner, for the Forbes interview, her luck starts to run out. The interview goes well, but after a few dates, Tye and Anna do not split ways peacefully. Angie is similarly unlucky because she has to pay a $600 fee before she can start working on the show. Angie, therefore, pretends to be a babysitter in order to earn extra money. When Camille finally meets Ian, she finds it difficult to accept the fact that he is now engaged. When Camille unintentionally criticizes the restaurant where he serves as head chef, the situation is made considerably worse.
Camille decides to go on a date with Jameson to unwind, but in doing so, she skips a meeting with Dr. Elise Pruitt and ends up getting demoted. Shawn is the first man Quinn actually likes. She finds it difficult to accept that he has a son named J.J. and is a dancer. But eventually, some new business comes to her company. The only problem is that Mira, Ian’s fiancée, wants a new wedding gown. The “unbreakable” gang almost splits up over it, but they quickly patch things up.
This is fortunate because Tye will need them if she passes out and ends up in the hospital. While Tye is unharmed, the other three are shocked to discover that she is married. Camille meets Dr. Elise Pruitt in an attempt to grow her career and invites her assistance for the associate position. She is instantly stopped, and Camille is informed that she isn’t ready.
Harlem Season 1 Ending
Harlem’s last two episodes bring us to the present day. Following a dress rehearsal of Get Out: The Musical, Tye informs Angie that it is awful. Quinn babysits J.J. to get to know her better and to improve her relationship with Shawn. However, as a result of their friendship, Quinn eventually asks Isabela out on a date. Tye makes an attempt to get Brandon to sign the divorce papers but is unsuccessful, which may foreshadow a difficult divorce battle.
Angie finds out that one of Get Out: The Musical’s major actors has been forced to leave. Angie is consequently promoted to one of the leading stars. But the musical’s quick cancellation from production makes her joy short. Harlem’s first season ends right when Camille and Ian confess their continued love for one another. Mira, Ian’s fiancee, watches them while they make out.
Harlem Season 2 Release Date
Harlem Season one was announced in 2019 and started its production in January 2020. And after a lot of production delays, it was finally aired on 3 December 2021. Since Harlem Season 2 was announced in February 2022 we think it will be released around the end of 2022 or early 2023.
Oliver said that they realized they had success when she stepped into a pub in Harlem and overheard people talking enthusiastically about the show. And she is beyond appreciative to Amazon for giving ‘Harlem’ a second season since it has struck a chord with so many viewers. She most looking forward to seeing the lovely cast again.
According to Vernon Sanders, head of worldwide television at Amazon Studios, “with the first season of the show, ‘Harlem’, Tracy Oliver created something very remarkable. He said it was hilarious, highly praised, and culturally relevant. He then added that the show, which tackles real-life conflict with humor and levity, means a lot to their international Prime Video subscribers and fits the kinds of stories they want to make wonderfully. They are looking forward to following Quinn, Camille, Angie, and Tye’s Season 2 adventure and giving fans more chances to laugh out as they support these four strong Black women going about it on their own.
Show Maker On Harlem
Oliver said that she came up with the concept for the show a few years ago after seeing “there just wasn’t that many Black female friendship stories on the television.” She continued by saying that many tv shows featuring women in their 20s portray it as a “period where you’re young, you’re crazy, and you’re finding it out. However, by the time you’re in your 30s, you should already have everything planned out, which she didn’t agree with.
“But, I was thinking, “I’m in my 30s; I don’t have everything together.” I also have a lot of friends who are either just starting off or still working things out. I thought, “Let’s face it, being in your 30s doesn’t necessarily mean you have it together”.
Harlem Season 2 Cast
Harlem follows the life experiences of best friends Camille (Meagan Good), Angie (Shoniqua Shandai), Quinn (Grace Byers), and Tye (Jerrie Johnson.) The main four are definitely going to return for the second season of Harlem.
Camille is a well-liked young professor of anthropology at Columbia who has a thorough understanding of different cultures dating customs but struggles to manage her own romantic relationships. Tye is a successful queer app inventor who prefers to keep her vulnerability—and romantic interests—at a distance. Quinn is a trust fund fashion designer and hopeless romantic who strives to help others while managing a failing company. Angie, a self-assured, lively, and unfiltered singer, and actress shares a luxurious, rent-free home with Quinn.
The other can cast that will return for the Second Season are Whoopi Goldberg playing Dr. Elise Pruitt, Tyler Lepley playing Ian, Sullivan Jones playing Jameson, Juani Feliz playing Isabela, Kate Rockwell playing Anna, Jonathan Burke playing Eric, Jasmine Guy playing Patricia, Rana Roy playing Mira, Christine Jones playing Nora, Robert Ri’chard playing Shawn and Andrea Martin playing Robin Goodman.
Harlem Season 2 Plot
In the Harlem Season 1 finale, Camille assisted Quinn in delivering Mira’s custom-made wedding gown. Camille walked inside to watch Ian and Mira’s reception instead of sitting in the car, where she daydreamed about getting married to the man while she was there. She ran into Ian as she was leaving, and the two of them sat down and talked. After confessing their continued love for one another, they shared a kiss. Mira, who was crying, noticed them from a distance. We expect that complex drama’s second season will start off where the first left off with Harlem.
It would be more dramatic if Mira pretended to carry out the ceremony but then leaves Ian at the alter. Even worse would be if she attempted to compete with Camille for Ian’s affection. What about Jameson, though? Will Camille halt her plans in order to reignite her love for Ian? What will Camille do in her new career after quitting the job she loved? With Isabela, Quinn goes on her first date. How long is the honeymoon period going to last? Will she enjoy being with a woman, or will it end just like all her prior relationships?
Tye may need to get a hysterectomy to treat her medical problems. However, she was terrified of the possibility that she would one day be unable to have children of her own. She and Brandon got into a fight which she made it about money. Given that her net worth is expected to increase, we believe he will be vengeful and take her to court. In order to support herself and restart her profession, Angela will have to keep holding back her pride. Will she continue to flirt with Eric?