The Mysterious Benedict Society premiered on Disney+ June 25th, 2021. Now, almost a year later, we are excited to announce that season 2 is about to wrap filming. Not only that, but thanks to star Kristen Schaal’s Instagram post, we have learned a September release is planned. This is certainly not something Disney wanted out there, but no putting that cat back in the bag now.
This is one of 2 release windows leaked on Friday. She-Hulk‘s apparent August 17th premiere leaked courtesy Disney.Co.UK yesterday. It’s possible these were tidbits intended to be revealed next Friday on National Streaming Day and a combination of overzealous communications staff and actors spilled them a bit early.
The Mysterious Benedict Society series adapts the popular children’s book series by Trenton Lee Stewart. I’d never heard of the books, but after watching the show I fell in love. The tone was *chef’s kiss.* It felt like a spiritual successor to Netflix’s splendid take on A Series of Unfortunate Events. I wasn’t surprised to learn the book series are often compared. We recommend everyone give it a shot. At only 8 episodes, it’s an easy binge.
Here is the delightful season 1 trailer:
Are you excited to learn that season 2 will (likely) premiere in September?
Drew Ryan is a film, TV, and Disney geek. He has degrees in English, Student Personnel Administration, and Library & Information Science from Lawrence University, Concordia University-Wisconsin, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Interested in the minutia and licensing of streaming service content, he is always publishing lists, suggestions, and advocating for Disney’s missing library to be added to Disney+. Drew subscribes to Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max, and Paramount+. You can find him waxing nostalgic over classic Disney Channel or geeking out over Marvel, CW shows, & Disney on Twitter.