Netflix announced the renewal of the breakout true-crime satire, American Vandal. The investigation continues with eight all-new episodes in 2018, exclusively on Netflix. American Vandal co-creators/executive producers Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda, as well as showrunner/executive producer Dan Lagana, are slated to return. The streaming service also released a brief video announcing the return of this Netflix original series.
From co-creators Tony Yacenda (Pillow Talking) and Dan Perrault (Honest Trailers), and showrunner Dan Lagana (Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous) comes American Vandal, a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring sophomore documentarian investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of troubled Senior (and known dick-drawer) Dylan Maxwell. Not unlike its now iconic true-crime predecessors (i.e. Netflix's Making a Murderer), the addictive American Vandal will leave one question on everyone's minds until the very end: Who drew the dicks?
American Vandal Season 1 starred Tyler Alvarez (Peter Maldanaldo), Griffin Gluck (Sam Ecklund), Jimmy Tatro (Dylan Maxwell), Camille Hyde (Gabi Granger), Eduardo Franco (Spencer Diaz), Jessica Juarez (Brianna Gagne), Lou Wilson (Lucas Wiley), Camille Ramsey (Mackenzie Wagner), Calum Worthy (Alex Trimboli) and G Hannelius (Christa Carlyle). Additional executive producers include Joe Farrell for Funny or Die and Ari Lubet, Josh Lieberman and Michael Rotenberg for 3Arts. American Vandal is produced for Netflix by CBS Television Studios, Funny Or Die and 3Arts.
The first eight-episode season of this Netflix comedy series debuted on September 15, and it has already won widespread critical acclaim and a huge fan base. The new trailer features a new voice over from documentarian Peter Maldanaldo, talking about how some can be born into "the perfect family, the perfect school, the perfect life, but can you be born above the law?" This voice over is done over numerous shots of a high school yearbook, presumably revealing the new high school students this new season will be focused on, and, given Peter's narration, along with the matching outfits of the students in these photos, it seems this new season will be set at a private school this time around.
Series creators Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault hinted in an interview shortly after the first season debuted on Netflix that the second season will feature, "the same documentarians (Peter Maldanaldo and Griffin Gluck's Sam Ecklund), but it will have a completely different feel." Shifting the focus from a public school to a private school is certainly quite different, although, unfortunately, this trailer doesn't clue us in as to what crime may be committed at this new school, which of these students featured in the photos are the victims, and which ones may or may not be the perpetrators of said crime. Take a look at the American Vandal Season 2 trailer, courtesy of Netflix YouTube.