'All American' Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot: When is it Out on The CW and Netflix?

The CW will release Season 2 of its NFL drama All American this October following a successful first season that wrapped this May. All American Season 2 will move to a new night for the new TV season, moving from Wednesdays before the entire season drops on Netflix later in the year.

Apart from the day change, it is business as usual for All American, with all the main cast returning and a plot that continues to be inspired by the real life story of footballer Spencer Paysinger.

When is All American Season 2 out on The CW and Netflix?

All American Season 2 will air on Mondays on The CW, with the season beginning on Monday, October 7, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.

Currently, Season 2 has 13 episodes, though according to the show's creators this could be extended. Showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll told TVLine there would be extra instalments "if there's room on The CW's schedule for more."

After airing, episodes will first stream online the next day on The CW's website and app before coming to Netflix. So far, the streaming service has not revealed its release date for the second season, though, like the first season, it is expected to be released on full on Netflix shortly after the finale airs.

UPDATE: On October 8, The CW ordered three more episodes of All American Season 2 after the first episode aired with series-high viewing figures, bringing the total to 16.

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The cast of "All American" Season 2. The CW

Who is in the cast of All American Season 2?

Alongside some new cast members, The CW has confirmed the following cast members will be returning: Spencer (played by Daniel Ezra), Coach Baker (Taye Diggs), Grace (Karimah Westbrook), Coop (Bre-Z), Dillon (Jalyn Hall), Corey (Chad Coleman), Jordan (Michael Evans Behling), Olivia (Samantha Logan), Asher (Cody Christian), Layla (Greta Onieogou) and Laura (Monét Mazur).

According to TVLine, they will be joined by Star actress Kayla Smith playing recurring character Rochelle, described by TVLine as a "female sports agent in the making who is obsessed with Beverly High football and shakes things up for Spencer and the team."

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"All American" Season 2 will feature an episode dedicated to Nipsey Hussle Getty

What will happen in All American Season 2?

The official plot synopsis for All American Season 2 from The CW reads: "The return of All American finds Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), now a football State Champion, with a tough decision to make. Does he stay in Beverly Hills and play for Coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs)? Or does he move back home to South LA, reunite with his mother, Grace (Karimah Westbrook), brother, Dillon (Jalyn Hall), and play for his father, Corey (Chad Coleman) – the new head coach for the South Crenshaw Chargers?

"This isn't an easy decision for him to make because it's not just about football. It's about choosing between the people he loves. No longer is Beverly Hills just some affluent place that represents his shot out of the hood. Now, he has friends there, including his antagonist turned ally, Asher (Cody Christian), who's fighting to hold on to his football dreams. He has his girlfriend there, Layla (Greta Onieogou), who's secretly battling her own demons. And most importantly, he has a second family there in the likes of the Bakers – Billy, Laura (Monét Mazur), Jordan (Michael Evans Behling) and Olivia (Samantha Logan) – who are struggling to adapt to the new normal of their broken home.

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Still from the "All American" Season 2 trailer The CW

"However, when Spencer's thrown an unexpected curve ball, the fallout to his life will end up affecting everyone he holds dear, including his best friend, Coop (Bre-Z), who's trying to take control of her life by stepping back from gangs and pursuing her musical dreams."

The showrunner has also revealed that Episode 1 of All American Season 2 will play tribute to Nipsey Hussle, the deceased rapper whose music featured prominently in the first season. This was revealed by Karen Civil, who posted a picture of Hussle on her Instagram with the caption: "October 7 We Pay Homage. All American II."

Is there a trailer for All American Season 2?

In September, The CW released a trailer for the new season. It shows Spencer trying to choose between his two options and sees one character promise him: "Welcome to being the big man on campus. Nothing's going to be the same for you."

All American Season 2 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on The CW.