‘Alexa & Katie’ is an American sitcom web television series that is available on Netflix. Created by Heather Wordham and with Matthew Carlson serving as the showrunner, the sitcom follows the lives of long-standing best friends Alexa and Katie as they start their freshman year of high school.
A pretty new show, Season 1 of ‘Alexa & Katie’, consisting of 13 episodes, premiered on March 23, 2018 and was received well by television critics and viewers alike. Unsurprisingly, Netflix wasted no time in renewing the show, and Season 2, consisting of 10 episodes, premiered a few months later on December 26, 2018. Since then fans and critics have all been clamouring for a new season, and Netflix has indulged them. Here’s everything you need to know about upcoming season of the show.
Alexa & Katie Cast: Who is in it?
Despite being a sitcom that revolves around two best friends, ‘Alexa & Katie’ has a long list cast members.
In the show, Paris Berelc plays the role of Alexa, an ambitious basketball player who is afflicted with cancer. Despite her illness, Alexa is a rebellious individual who believes in living life to the fullest and despises the sympathy she gets for her disease. Alexa’s best friend, Katie, is played by Isabel May. Quirky, awkward, and having a love for theatre, Katie is an extremely supportive person who stands by all of Alexa’s impulsive decisions.
Other main cast members in the show include Jolie Jenkins as Katie’s divorced, single mother Jennifer, Emery Kelly as Alexa’s dimwitted older brother Lucas, Eddie Shin as Alexa’s father and airline pilot Dave, Finn Carr as Katie’s younger, considerate brother Jack, and Tiffani Thiessen as Alexa and Lucas’ mother Lori.
Additionally, the show has several recurring cast members, including Kerri Medders as Alexa’s basketball rival Gwenny, Jack Griffo as Lucas’ intelligent best friend Dylan, Ricky Garcia as Lucas’ band member Cameron, Scott Wordham as coffee shop owner Barry, Nathaniel J. Potvin as Katie’s friend Ryan, Nadja Alaya as Alexa’s cancer-afflicted friend Megan, and Iman Benson and Merit Leighton as Alexa and Katie’s friends Reagan and Hannah, respectively.
Further, the show also has a considerable number of guest stars, including Anthony Keyvan as Nathan, Megan Truong as Britney, Tess Aubert as Mackenzie, Jenice Bergere as Coach Winters, Katie Walder as Ms. Rogers, Carmella Riley as Nurse Lynda, Avery Monsen as Nurse Chad, Liam Attridge as Steve, and Gregg Daniel as Dr. Breitweiser.
Alexa & Katie Plot: What is it about?
As the name of the show suggests, ‘Alexa & Katie’ is about the friendship between best friends Alexa and Katie, which takes on new dimensions after it is discovered that Alexa has cancer.
The show starts off at a time when Alexa and Katie are fresh into their freshman year of high school. At this crucial juncture of her life, Alexa discovers that she has cancer, and decides to undergo treatment. Although she tries to hide the fact from the rest of her classmates, her hair starts to fall off as a result of chemotherapy. However, with the help of Katie and a wig, Alexa manages to keep her secret at bay, at least for a while. Despite having a life-destroying disease, Alexa remains determined to live her life to the fullest, and keeps on taking impressive strides in her school basketball team. Katie, meanwhile, faces a tough time, and is terrified of losing her best friend forever. However, she does her best to stick by Alexa, and the two best friends face whatever life has to throw at them together. Apart from this heartwarming relationship between the two, the show also shows how Alexa’s cancer affects her parents, Dave and Lori, and her brother Lucas.
Although the show deals with the very serious issue of cancer and how it affects those around the patient, the show has a light and heartwarming teen soap tone to it, which makes it a feel-good watch. ‘Alexa & Katie’ does not dwell on the terrifying aspects of cancer, and instead focuses on problems which are relatable to youngsters, with the gloomy issue of Alexa’s cancer in the background. As such, it is a show which demonstrates that friendship can help people cope with even the worst challenges, and is a show which pre-teens and early teens are likely to enjoy.
Commenting on the show, The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “Warm and perhaps inspiring for young viewers, but definitely not intended for all ages.” In a similar vein, the International Business Times wrote, “Granted the sitcom’s purpose is to show how cancer is affecting Alexa’s normal high school life, as well as the unbreakable bond she shares with Katie — and it does both of those well. But if the show is taking on this serious topic, then it shouldn’t be afraid to tackle it from all angles.”
As far as general reception is concerned, Season 1 of ‘Alexa & Katie’ boasts a perfect score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, but Season 2 is not rated on the review aggregator website. On IMDb, the show enjoys a good rating of 7.3/10 on IMDb.
Alexa & Katie Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Alexa & Katie’ Season 2 premiered on February 15, 2019. As far as the next season goes, we have good news for the fans. Netflix has announced that the show has been renewed for a third season. Our best guess is that if the show does get renewed, ‘Alexa & Katie’ Season 3 can release sometime in February, 2020. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.
Alexa & Katie Trailer:
While we wait for Netflix to announce the release date of Season 3 of ‘Alexa & Katie’, here’s the trailer for Season 2 to give you a glimpse into the show and the story thus far. If you haven’t seen the show yet, head over to Netflix to catch all the episodes of the previous seasons.
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