The end of the Valley of PThe second season saw a lot of people starting to, as Uncle Clifford told Mercedes, “dream new dreams.” For Mercedes, that means accepting retirement and life outside of Pynk; for autumn, it leaves Chucalissa to start a new life; and for Lil’ Murda and Clifford himself, it was openly falling in love. After struggling to keep a strip club alive amid COVID lockdowns, political (and gang) wars, and employees’ personal strife, they could use a little bit of imagination. to wish.
So, what does that mean for the next chapter of Katori Hall’s hit TV series? Here’s what we know so far.
Have Valley of P has been renewed for season 3?
Not yet. But while an innovation is yet to be confirmed at the time of writing, creator Katori Hall may already have some cooking ideas for the show’s next chapter. (She told Collider that the characters of Valley of P is “constantly talking to me.”) However, she also thinks the season 2 finale is “a great way to end.”
Hall said, “I always have ideas. The end of the season is really a great way to end. We went deep into, some dark stuff. We explored several caves and crevices this season. We have opened people’s hearts. There’s light at the end of the tunnel for our Pynk family, and the audience is ready to laugh again. The season finale was really special. People who have been with our Pynk family for a long time will really love the place where everyone loves us. “
With that said, we’ll be keeping an eye on the renewal news in the coming weeks.
What will happen Valley of P season 3 is about?
The season 2 finale brought some major turns and milestones for Valley of P character, could set up some interesting journeys in a potential third installment.
To start off on a high note, the sequel could delve deeper into Uncle Clifford and Lil’ Murda’s relationship, as they went public with their affair at Ernestine’s party. Murda also decided he doesn’t want to tour with Tina Snow anymore, so we can see what the next steps in his rap career will look like. Meanwhile, Clifford has his full hands on Pynk; Though she made a deal with Corbin to link the strip club to his upcoming casino, Autumn stole more than $40,000 from the business and disappeared, leaving them heavily in debt.
On the other hand, Mercedes is preparing to retire and spend more time with her daughter. But where will she go after graduating from Pynk School? Hall has a long-term vision for Mercedes. “I want her to have everything,” she previously said ELLE.com. “I want her to have a great relationship with her daughter. I want her to have a great relationship with her mother. They may need to go to therapy. They need to do everything.”
The sequel could also explore what happened next to Keyshawn, whose abusive partner Derrick called child protective services on her, thwarting her plan to escape with her children. She calls Diamond for help, but in the closing moments of the finale, he is kidnapped by Big Bone and Big Bawse, possibly related to Montavius’ death.
Who will be in the cast?
Given the potential plot points above, we might see more Nicco Annan as Uncle Clifford, Brandee Evans as Mercedes, Shannon Thornton as Keyshawn, J. Alphonse Nicholson as Lil’ Murda, Parker Sawyers as Andre, Tyler Lepley as Diamond, Jordan M. Cox as Derrick, Miracle Watts as Big Bone, Harriett D. Foy as Patrice Woodbine, Dan J. Johnson as Corbin, Morocco Omari as Big L and Dominic DeVore in as Duffy. We can also see Gail Bean as Roulette and Psalms Salazar as Whisper again.
Elarica Johnson, however, will not return as Autumn Night; she switched from Valley of P, like her personality. Johnson told Weekly entertainment that “it’s my choice” to exit the program. “That’s what I discussed with Katori [Hall],” she explained. “Looking at this season’s scripts, and the characters’ journeys and where Pynk is going, Autumn’s journey feels like it’s coming to an end. need to do and it’s time for her to move on.”
Hall also confirmed the news on Twitter, with a farewell for the character.
Perhaps there are also hopes for more famous cameos, especially after Megan Thee Stallion’s surprise appearance this season.
Erica Gonzales is Senior Culture Editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage on TV, movies, music, books and more. Previously she was the editor of HarpersBAZAAR.com. There’s a 75% chance she’s listening to Lorde right now.