Disney+ has officially renewed creators Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay’s coming-of-age adventure series The Mysterious Benedict Society for a second season.
The renewal comes after nearly two months since the Tony Hale-led series had concluded its 8-episode first season last August. Production on The Mysterious Benedict Society Season 2 is expected to begin sometime in early 2022.
“This show has been an absolute thrill to work on and I’m so thankful to the fans and Disney for the opportunity to keep telling this incredible story,” Hale said in a statement.“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to continue our journey into Trenton Lee Stewart’s witty, warm and wonderful world in a second season of ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society,” Hay, and Manfredi along with showrunners Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer said in a joint statement. This has already been such a special experience, thanks to our remarkable cast and collaborators. The belief that 20th Television and Disney+ have shown in our show and their commitment to its values of kindness, empathy. and the celebration of different ways of being, make this all very much a joy.”
Based on Trenton Lee Stewart’s best-selling children’s book series, The Mysterious Benedict Society is written and created by Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, with Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin set as showrunners. It stars Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Boafo, Ryan Hurst, Gia Sandhu, Mystic Inscho, Seth B. Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, and Marta Kessler.
“Season 2 of The Mysterious Benedict Society picks up as the team of four intrepid orphans reunite a year after their first mission, when they were assembled by Mr. Benedict and his cohorts to foil the nefarious “Emergency” created by Benedict’s twin brother Dr. L.D. Curtain,” reads the official synopsis. “Now they must embark on a perilous journey, relying on wits, intellect, and empathy to try to try to stop Curtain as he shifts to a new strategy with global implications.”
Executive producers are Manfredi, Hay, Swimmer, Slavkin, Jamie Tarses, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Deepak Nayar, and James Bobin, who directed the pilot episode. It is produced by Sonar Entertainment, 20th Television, and Jamie Tarses’ Fanfare.