It looks like we don’t have to say bye to our girls Camille, Tye, Quinn and Angie because Amazon Studios has renewed Harlem for a second season. Just in case you’re not already familiar with the series which was created and written by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip), here’s what it’s about:
“Camille (Megan Goode) is a popular young anthropology professor at Columbia who has an extensive knowledge of the dating norms of many cultures, but has a hard time navigating her own love life; Tye (Jerrie Johnson) is a successful, queer dating-app creator who prefers keeping vulnerability—and romantic partners—at arm’s length; Quinn (Grace Byers) is a hopeless romantic and trust-fund fashion designer who is trying to give back to the world while running a struggling business; Angie (Shoniqua Shandai) is a confident, vibrant, and filter-free singer and actress who also lives rent-free and fabulously with Quinn. Together, they level up from their 20s into the next phase of their careers, relationships, and big city dreams.”
Harlem premiered last December to rave reviews. Since then, the series has been nominated for both an NAACP Image Award and a GLAAD Award. This is as it should be. Harlem is a fantastic series that takes a look at the friendships of Black women in a real way. There is no backbiting or women trashing each other. They are just genuine friends who lift each other up. That’s the kind of Black joy that is so rarely seen onscreen. Though these women do have their moments, they always remain true to each other and are more like sisters than friends.
To celebrate the amazing news, the ladies were joined by Tracy Oliver, and Executive producers Amy Poehler and Pharrell Williams to make the announcement.
The excitement over this renewal is real. Back when we did our interview with Tracy Oliver, we expressed how much we hoped to get a second season. And now we know that is happening. With the cliffhanger we got, a second season was a definite must. We can’t wait to see what is in store for the ladies in season two, but we know it will be just as good if not even better than season one.