Netflix’s Last Chance U returns for its second season next month, and it’s bringing a lot more star power.
Based on a 2014 GQ magazine article, Last Chance U follows some of the country’s most elite athletes who have found themselves in perilous life circumstances. Seeking redemption, these former Division 1 players are now on the East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) Lions champion junior college football team, where they hopefully will get a chance at go on to compete at the next level.
Season Two of Last Chance U, which begins July 21, follows the next group of young men under Coach Buddy Stephens who are training to become future pro stars. EMCC graduates 20-plus players each year into football scholarships at four-year universities. Stephens has guided the junior college to multiple national championships, and last August, nine of his former players were in NFL training camps.
According to Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming Lisa Nishimura,
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, Coach Buddy Stephens, Academic Advisor Brittany Wagner [ who is no longer at the school] and the entire team at EMCC have bravely opened their doors for the filmmakers to capture their real world as it unfolds. We eagerly anticipate having a front row seat as they continue to fight for their dreams in the coming season.
Check out the trailer for Season Two below: