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Freeform’s hottest summer show is back for another season, two years after the first outing left audiences reeling. Now with a new cast and a new setting, season two of Cruel Summer promises more mystery, more drama, and some romance too.

The latest bunch of episodes from the anthology series follows a brand new set of characters, primarily Megan Landry, described as a computer genius, played by Kim Possible‘s Sadie Stanley, and the exchange student who moves into her home Isabella LaRue, played by Little Fires Everywhere‘s Lexi Underwood.

With the coastal town of Chatham, Washington providing the geographical backdrop, Megan and Isabella develop a love triangle with Megan’s best friend Luke (Griffin Gluck), and the three soon become involved in a murder investigation after a body surfaces at a nearby lake. Season two won’t have time jumps as significant as the first season’s, as it takes place over the summer of 1999, the winter of 1999, and the summer of 2000.

What time and where does Cruel Summer air?

Cruel Summer 2 trailer via Youtube

Freeform’s Cruel Summer airs Mondays at 10pm ET. Viewers can catch it on Freeform as it airs, but don’t worry if you can’t make it — episodes will all be available on Hulu one day after they air.

What is the release schedule of Cruel Summer‘s second season?

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Season two will be composed of ten episodes airing from June 5 through to July 31.

  • Episode 1, “Welcome to Chatham” — June 5, 2023
  • Episode 2, “Ride or Die” — June 5, 2023
  • Episode 3, “Bloody Knuckles” — June 12, 2023
  • Episode 4, “Springing a Leak” — June 19, 2023
  • Episode 5, “All I Want for Christmas” — June 26, 2023
  • Episode 6, “The Plunge” — July 3, 2023
  • Episode 7, “It’s the End of the World” — July 10, 2023
  • Episode 8, “Confess Your Sins” — July 17, 2023
  • Episode 9, “The Miseducation of Luke Chambers” — July 24, 2023
  • Episode 10, “Endgame” — July 31, 2023


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Francisca Tinoco

Francisca Tinoco

Francisca is a pop culture enthusiast and film expert. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences from Nova University in Portugal and Master’s Degree in Film Studies from Oxfrord Brookes University in the UK have allowed her to combine her love for writing with her love for the movies. She’s a freelance writer and content creator, working in both the English and Portuguese languages in various platforms, including WGTC.