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'Cheer' Director Opens Up About the Possibility of Season 2

Netflix‘s Cheer was a smash hit in January just before the pandemic changed everything globally – but will it be coming back for another season?

The director for the cheerleading docuseries, which centered around the Navarro cheerleading team, spoke out in an interview with The Wrap.

“We’re still trying to figure that out. There’s enough interest in there being a subsequent season that it’d be silly for us not to explore it. But under the current conditions it’s made it complicated, I’ll say that. We’re still working through it,” Greg Whiteley explained.

“I feel like you have to be careful,” he went on to say about Coach Monica Aldama‘s breakout star success and potential appearance in Season 2.

“While there is some wisdom in leaving people wanting more, there is this temptation to go, ‘Oh my gosh, this is such a great character. We love being around them and the audience just can’t get enough of them.’ The worst thing that you could do is just say, ‘Well, of course, we just got to go back.’”

“At the base of what we do is illustrating some sort of arc. Who is this person? What does this person want? What is their life like? What’s at stake during the time that we’re going to be filming them? And are we able to film whether or not they get what they want, or the fallout of the stakes that they don’t get what they want?” he continued.

“What becomes difficult is if you have filmed that already and an audience has loved it, it’s tough to duplicate it. It’s tough to just go back. But if you do go back, you better be willing to dig a little bit deeper so that there is an arc that you can arrive at that will be pleasing for an audience.”

Here’s what Coach Monica said about the pandemic’s effect on cheerleading…

'Cheer' Star Coach Monica Aldama Speaks Out After Daytona Is Canceled Due to Coronavirus: 'My Heart Is Breaking'

Coach Monica Aldama is speaking out after some sad news for the cheer community amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The Cheer Navarro coach spoke out in an Instagram post on Thursday (March 19) following the news that the annual Daytona cheerleading competition was canceled due to the outbreak.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Monica Aldama

“I am heartbroken with the circumstances that the world is currently facing. We are in unprecedented times and everyone needs to take precautions for the safety of one another. Because of this pandemic, the Navarro Cheer team’s season has come to an end. Sunday evening Varsity made a decision to cancel the NCA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, FL. This decision was inevitable as things have progressed and our country is in uncertain times,” she wrote.

“My heart, however, is breaking for the lost memories and the lost time with my beautiful team. I was not ready to say goodbye so quickly. I was not mentally prepared for the team to turn in uniforms, pack their things and leave town. I want to thank the kids for pouring everything they had into this entire year – for the late nights- the games- the community service- the holidays given up. They are fighters and have always given me 100%. Their routine was so beautiful and their work ethic was bar none. I have always been able to control the narrative and resort to plan B or C or even Z. For the first time in my life I had no control and my life has been a roller coaster over the past week. What I do know is that we will be back better than ever!!! ‘God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.’”

So many big events have been either canceled or postponed amid the coronavirus crisis. Find out what else…

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'Cheer' Cast Reacts to Daytona 2020 Being Canceled Because of Coronavirus

The cast of Netflix’s Cheer – the team from Navarro College – won’t be able to defend their title at the NCA and NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance National Championship.

Varsity Spirit announced that the competition, as well as many others, have been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.

“Following recommendations of the CDC, we are not proceeding as planned with scheduled events for the next eight weeks. We are actively exploring all options, including rescheduling events, extending the competition season, and hosting virtual competitions,” the company shared with fans and athletes.

La’Darius Marshall took to Instagram to share that he and the team were heartbroken over the decision, but understood why.

“Daytona you will be missed and greatly appreciated. I love everyone one of my teammates and all the love we shared. The end of my cheerleading career has come a bit early,” he wrote. “For everyone who supported me all this way I want to say thank you and I love you. I’m heartbroken for my team and coaches. Long live the bright light we all shared together and the countless fullouts we have done to get ready for this competition. I never got to say goodbye to my brothers and sisters but I know we all love each other dearly. To the rest of the world I love you guys and thank you for being our #1supporters.”

Lexi Brumback, Gabi Butler, and Shannon Woolsey also shared their thoughts about the cancellations. Check out their tweets below!

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Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Got a Gift from Netflix's 'Cheer' & They're Freaking Out

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are such big fans of the Netflix series Cheer that the streaming service sent them a package from the Navarro Cheer Team!

The 42-year-old actor posted a photo of the package he just got in the mail, which was wrapped in a Netflix bow. No word yet on what was actually in the box though.

Mila and I are officially freaking out. #navarro,” Ashton captioned the post.

The letter on the package said, “Ashton + Mila, We heard you’re a fan! Your support means the world to us. From, Netflix + The Navarro Cheer Team.”

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These Celebs All Freaked Out Meeting Jerry from 'Cheer' at the Oscars - Watch Here!

A ton of celebrities at the 2020 Oscars got a fun surprise on the red carpet, all thanks to breakout Cheer star Jerry Harris!

Jerry, one of the fan-favorite cheerleaders from the hit Netflix docuseries, covered the press line for The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Sunday night (February 9) and met the likes of Marriage Story‘s Laura Dern, Little Women‘s Greta Gerwig, Richard Jewell‘s Kathy Bates, Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Bad Guy” hit-maker Billie Eilish, and Frozen‘s Idina Menzel, all of whom recognized him the moment they laid eyes on him.

“Jerry! This is what I wanna say to you,” Oscar winner of the night Laura Dern said. “You’ve got this! You can do this, Jerry! My daughter was giving me some mat talk as I was arriving in the car, and we love you and we love your big, beautiful heart.”

Little Women director Greta Gerwig totally freaked out and confessed she watched Cheer every night when she’s pumping breast milk. “I feel like I manifested you somehow,” she told Jerry Harris, who had to be told what she meant by “pumping.”

Plus, Ellen gifts Jerry a scrapbook highlighting moments from the biggest night in Hollywood and surprises him with $10,000 to put toward his student loans, courtesy of Shutterfly – Watch it all go down here!

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Andy Samberg & Adam Scott are Joined By Their Wives at Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2020

Andy Samberg and Adam Scott are enjoying a night out with their leading ladies!

Andy was joined by wife Joanna Newsom while Adam was joined by wife Naomi Scott as they attended the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (February 9) at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Andy Samberg

Other stars stepping out for the party included Billy Eichner, Big Mouth star/creator Nick Kroll, Harold and Kumar star Kal Penn, Martin Lawrence and fiancee Roberta Moradfar, along with Cheer stars Jerry Harris and Andy Cosferent.

FYI: Adam is wearing Tod’s shoes with Montblanc cufflinks and a IWC Schaffhausen watch.. Billy is wearing a Boss tux and Tod’s shoes. Jerry is wearing Kenneth Cole.

15+ pictures inside of the stars at the party…More Here! »

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Kendall Jenner Learns Cheer Stunts from Netflix's 'Cheer' Cast - Watch!

Kendall Jenner was in for a huge surprise during her latest appearance on Ellen!

During her interview set to air on Thursday (January 30), the 24-year-old model revisited her high school cheerleading days by receiving a surprise visit from the cast of Netflix’s hit docu-series Cheer.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kendall Jenner

During the episode, Kendall was given her own Navarro College uniform from cheerleader Morgan Simianer. Later on, the Cheer cast taught Kendall and Ellen executive producer Andy Lassner how to do a cheer stunt.

READ MORE: Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ Cast Wows With Incredible Routine on ‘Ellen’ – Watch!

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