It only took us one episode to fall head over heels for On My Block, Netflix's latest teen comedy. The 10-episode season follows five 14-year-old kids growing up in a rough neighborhood of South Central LA as they start freshman year of high school and also have to deal with everything from gang violence and first love to finding buried treasure (yes, buried treasure in LA — just go with it). More importantly, the show co-created by Awkward's Lauren Iungerich, Jeremy Haft, and Eddie Gonzalez, is a major step forward for diversity in a genre of TV shows that typically feature predominantly white teens in wealthier areas.
Starring Jason Genao, Sierra Capri, Diego Tinoco, Brett Gray, and Ronni Hawk and featuring an amazing soundtrack, we should note, season one is an easy, enjoyable, and necessary Netflix binge. Because of all that, and especially because of that shocking cliffhanger, we were desperate to find out if the streaming giant would renew the series for a second season. Well, we have some good news: they did!
Variety reports that Netflix has officially renewed the series, so you can officially start freaking out. In the past, the company has waited until months afterward to let anything slip, so it's nice that we didn't have to wait too long to find out the exciting news. On My Block is one of the most solid, diverse, and entertaining series aimed at teens released by Netflix in quite some time — it's no surprise they'd want to continue telling Monse, Jamal, Cesar, Olivia, and Ruby's story.