Note: The following article discusses allegations of sexual abuse that some readers may find outrageous.
Netflix has dropped the first trailer for season two of its blockbuster series Encourage.
The documentary series follows the Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer Team as they train for the National Cheerleading Championships and return to the streaming service d. January 12 for nine new sections.
The trailer for the new season catches up with the Navarro College team, including coach Monica Aldama and cheerleader Gabi Butler, who have seen their lives change forever since the first season aired.
Last September, one of the series’ most popular stars, cheerleader Jerry Harris, was charged with producing child pornography. He pleaded not guilty to seven charges involving five underage boys in December.
The 21-year-old is said to have requested nude photos of a 13-year-old boy, with 14-year-old twin brothers claiming Harris harassed them online for sexual images when he was 19 and they were 13.
At the time, Harris’ spokesman told the media: “We categorically dispute the allegations made against Jerry Harris, which are alleged to have happened when he was a teenager.
“We are convinced that once the investigation is complete, the true facts will be revealed.”
In the trailer, Aldama tells the camera, “I can not even process it right now,” while audio regarding Harris’ arrest is played.
According to Variety, an episode of season two will include an interview with the brothers who first came forward with the accusations concerning Harris.
Encourage season two reportedly began filming in secret in January 2020, when production was shut down due to COVID-19 in March. Filming was then resumed in September 2020.
Synopsis for season 2 is as follows: “The Emmy-winning breakout sensation is back and the stakes have never been higher. As Navarro defends its championship crown against a number of challenges, including their toughest rivals at Trinity Valley Community College, unexpected events threaten the team’s camaraderie and the season itself. “
If you have been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, which works to eliminate all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, at their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape crisis in Scotland The telephone number is 08088 01 03 02.
Readers in the United States are encouraged to contact RAIN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673.
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