It’s a second chance, at least. The Last Chance U TV show has been renewed for a second season on Netflix. Directed by Greg Whiteley, the sports docu-series gives a behind-the-scenes look at the junior college football program under Coach Buddy Stephens, at East Mississippi Community College (EMCC). The first six-episode season of Last Chance U premiered on Netflix, July 29, 2016.
Deadline quotes Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming as saying, “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Greg Whiteley who has genuinely captured both the struggles and triumphs these young men face in a world that often seems designed to hold them back.”
Here is how Netflix describes the Last Chance U TV series:
Last Chance U
Directed by Greg Whiteley (Mitt, New York Doll, Resolved), Last Chance U is a character driven, gut-wrenching behind-the-scenes look at the world of college football.
The six-part series follows a group of young men training to become the future stars of the NFL. The football players are the latest recruits to East Mississippi Community College (EMCC), an undefeated team with 3 consecutive National Championships under their belt. The EMCC Lions have become a phenomenon in junior college sports, attracting elite athletes, some of whom have been held back by poor academic performance or behavioral issues. Under Coach Buddy Stephens, EMCC has become one of the most successful but least known athletic programs, graduating more than 20 players per year into football scholarships at four year universities, with nine of his former players currently playing in the NFL.
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of the Last Chance U TV series? Do you plan to stream the second when it drops to Netflix?