Season 2 of Cruel Summer takes place in the fictional town of Chatham, Washington. However, it was actually filmed in the coastal city of Richmond, British Columbia.
Cruel Summer, a Freeform original drama that featured a nostalgic story, debuted in April 2021 and quickly gained popularity. The eight-episode season followed the mysterious disappearance and eventual rescue of a popular high schooler, Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt), and her classmate, Jeannette Turner (Chiara Aurelia), who was accused of knowing Kate's whereabouts but kept it to herself in order to steal Kate's friends and boyfriend.
When Season 1 of Cruel Summer ended, many fans were eager to see what would happen to Jeannette after learning that she did, in fact, know who took Kate and where she was. Unfortunately for fans of the season, Freeform revealed that Cruel Summer would be an anthology series focusing on a fresh cast of characters dealing with new crime-related issues.
Cruel Summer Season 2 follows the same concept as its predecessor and is divided into three time periods: Summer 1999, Winter 1999, and Summer 2000. As a result, many people have been curious to learn more about the show's location and wonder where it took place. Well, we are here to help you.
Season 2 of Cruel Summer Takes Place in the Fictional Town of Chatham, Washington!
The second season of Cruel Summer has begun, with the first two episodes available for viewing since June 5, 2023. Just like its predecessor, season two of the series contains realistic, stunning settings that help the show feel real and its setting truly lived in. While neither seasons take place in an actual location, Season 2 takes place in the fictional town of Chatham, Washington, yet the surroundings depicted in both seasons are extremely real. But where did filming actually take place?
Cruel Summer Season 2 takes place in Chatham, Washington.
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Unlike other successful programs, the first two seasons of Cruel Summer do not appear to be intimately connected. Season two is yet to unveil all of its secrets, although it appears to be completely apart from the events of season one. Keeping this in mind, each season features entirely new casts, plots, and filming locations.
The first season, which follows Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt), Jeanette Turner (Chiara Aurelia), Jamie Henson (Froy Gutierrez), and Martin Harris (Blake Lee), is shot in Texas, where the show's fictional town is set. Skylin, Texas is entirely fictitious, but all of the Dallas backdrops are true. The first season was shot in the bustling city over the course of six months, delivering the appropriate Texas vibe for each of the ten episodes.
Season 2 was set in an entirely new town, one that is strongly reliant on its closeness to open water. It was shot in the coastal city of Richmond, British Columbia, including Sunset Marina and the Sea To Sky Highway, over a significantly shorter period of time – roughly four months. According to local news outlets, production began on March 8, 2022, and lasted through June 29, 2022. Fans of the show can view the familiar places for themselves by visiting either city for a sightseeing trip, and season two episodes will be released soon.
The Second Season of the Freeform Blockbuster Is Divided Into Three Timelines!
Cruel Summer Season 2 is divided into three timelines.
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While Cruel Summer will not feature any of the Season 1 cast members, the teen drama will include several themes that fans appreciated in the first season. The show, like the first season, will present the new plot across three different timelines, according to its synopsis. The series shifted from 1993 to 1994 and 1995 as Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt) and Jeannette Turner (Chiara Aurelia) discussed their differing viewpoints on what transpired in Season 1.
According to Distractify, Cruel Summer Season 2 will have a similar idea but will take place in the late 1990s. The season will alternate between the summers of 1999, 1999's winter and holiday season, and 2000's summer.