As an ultimate epilogue to the ‘Steven Universe’ saga, Cartoon Network’s most progressive show, ‘Steven Universe Future’ has gained a lot of popularity for its animation, honest depiction of wide-ranging themes and well-written characters. Revolving around the aftermath of saving the Gem empire and showcasing the personal conflicts of the human-gem hybrid Steven, the coming-of-age sci-fi series manages to tie up all the loose ends from the finale of its parent series and the eponymous film.
After the show concluded on March 27, 2020, fans are wondering: when will ‘Steven Universe Future’ season 2 release? Has it been renewed or canceled? Well, here’s everything we know about the future of the animated series.
Steven Universe Future Season 2 Release Date
‘Steven Universe Future’ season 1, also known as ‘Steven Universe’ Season 6 premiered on December 7, 2019, and ended its run with a four-episode finale on March 27, 2020, on Cartoon Network. The series consists of a total of 20 episodes with a runtime of 11 minutes each.
As far as season 2 is concerned, here’s what we know. The first season of the show was lauded for its responsible representation of childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, LGBTQI+ characters, etc. Although season 1 is advanced as a limited series and ends on a conclusive note, there’s a chance that the makers might want to extend the tale of the Gem universe by exploring Steven’s arc, as he transits from a vulnerable teen to a responsible young man.
In a conversation with Variety, the show’s creator, Rebecca Sugar, said, “It has been an eye-opening experience to meet the community that has come together around the show: I have been so moved, and I have felt so seen. Though our epilogue series is coming to a close, please trust that like us, these characters will always be growing, changing, and supporting each other.” Is she hinting a possible renewal?
At this point, the chances of the show coming back is 50-50. If and when it is renewed, we expect ‘Steven Universe Future’ season 2 to release sometime in 2021, on Cartoon Network.
Steven Universe Future Season 2 Cast: Who is in it?
Except for a few, almost all the members from the main cast of season 1 might reprise their roles in season 2. Zach Callison will lend his voice to Steven Universe, while Estelle will be the voice behind Garnet. Michaela Dietz and Deedee Magno Hall might return to voice Amethyst and Pearl, respectively.
The talented voice ensemble might also include Tom Scharpling as Greg Universe, Grace Rolek as Connie Maheswaran, Charlyne Yi as Ruby, Erica Luttrell as Sapphire, Kimberly Brooks as Jasper, Michelle Maryk as Larimar, Jennifer Paz as Lapis Lazuli, Shelby Rabara as Peridot, among others.
Steven Universe Future Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?
Season 1 is set after the events of the eponymous movie, which takes place two years after the finale of ‘Steven Universe.’ Throughout the season, Steven struggles to discover his true calling and gets frustrated and anxious when he fails to analyze his ever-changing new powers. Finally, Connie takes him to her mother, who informs Steven, that his mental and physical health is getting progressively worse because of the impact of his traumatic childhood and his constant efforts at evading the need for help. In the finale, we see Steven leaving his people behind to go to Homeworld, seeking help from the Diamonds. When everything fails, Steven is forced to make a difficult choice, which will affect his future.
In season 2, Steven might forego his need for protection and transform into a matured version of himself. We can expect Steven to try and balance his expectations from people and also work towards bettering his mental health. Steven might even learn to tame his powers to prevent them from exerting unnecessary control over his mind and body. The second season might also introduce new threats that will force Steven and his Gem friends to come together to deal with it.
Steven Universe Future Trailer
As we wait for an update on ‘Steven Universe Future’ season 2, check out the trailer for season 1!
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