FX on Hulu’s Reservation Dogs is renewed for season 2. Created by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Sterlin Harjo (Mekko), Reservation Dogs focuses on the lives of four Indigenous teens living on a reservation in rural Oklahoma as they mourn the loss of a friend and dream of moving to California. The smart and hilarious series is making history because every writer and director on the show is Indigenous, as are almost all of the cast and production team. Reservation Dogs premiered on August 9, 2021, and critics and viewers alike quickly fell in love with its humor, depth, and layered characters.
Per THR, Reservation Dogs has now been renewed for season 2 before season 1 has even come to an end. Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX, commented on the renewal, calling Reservation Dogs “one of TV’s best new comedies and a groundbreaking showcase of representation and raw talent.” Read his full statement below:
“We couldn’t wait to share Reservation Dogs with viewers and are thrilled that they seem to love it as much as we do. We’re happy to put in an early order for another season. Sterlin Harjo delivered on his creative vision, partnering with Taika Waititi and the rest of the creative team, the brilliant cast and crew to create one of TV’s best new comedies and a groundbreaking showcase of representation and raw talent.”
Reservation Dogs draws from Harjo and Waititi’s personal experiences, and both co-creators celebrated the news of the renewal on their Instagram accounts, as did many of Reservation Dogs’ cast members. In his post, Harjo thanked fans of the show “for all the love.” Reservation Dogs stars D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Alexis, and Lane Factor as the four central teens. It also features Elva Guerra, Sarah Podemski, and Zahn McClarnon, among others.
FX on Hulu’s synopsis for Reservation Dogs reads, “A half-hour comedy that follows four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma as they steal, rob, and save to get to the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California.”