During its first season, Freeform's Good Trouble worked hard to establish itself as a separate series from its more family-oriented parent show, The Fosters. With Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) now living on their own in Los Angeles, they're obviously facing more adult dilemmas. The first season ended with Callie having an identity crisis as she tried to decide between the two extremely good-looking men in her life: the respectable lawyer, Jamie (Beau Mirchoff), or the smoldering artist, Gael (Tommy Martinez). Meanwhile, Mariana exposed the pay gap between men, women, and people of color at her company, a place she already didn't feel very welcome.
When the show returns on Tuesday, June 18 at 8/7, both women will continue to grapple with these questions and the ramifications of their decisions. Showrunner Joanna Johnson joined cast members Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez at a screening of the Season 2 premiere at the ATX Television Festival on Friday to discuss where both girls go next and what else to expect from the upcoming season.
Here's what we learned about Season 2.
1. Callie continues to struggle in all aspects of her life. Callie is still a bit lost at the beginning of Season 2, and for good reason. But unfortunately, there won't be a quick resolution to her burgeoning love triangle. Although she's drawn to the passionate Gael, he doesn't want to be used to numb Callie's pain or quiet the thoughts in her head. Meanwhile, Jamie wants to take a big step forward in his relationship with Callie.
2. Mariana's relationship with Raj continues to blossom. But they're keeping it quiet at the office for obvious reasons. And things promise to get even more complicated when it comes time for Mariana to choose her team for her app, as some of her female co-workers assume it will be an all-female team.
3. There will be more appearances from The Fosters alums. Unfortunately, no one would dish on whether or not Noah Centineo will return as Jesus in Season 2. Apparently, he's a bit busy right now. Whatever.
4. There may or may not be more dance numbers. "We're going to see all kinds of interesting things," teased Johnson when asked about whether we'll see more tango numbers in Season 2. "I didn't want to overuse that; we're not going to be breaking into fantasy dance numbers every week."
5. There are no limitations to the issues the show will tackle. The show's Black Lives Matter storyline continues in Season 2, but Good Trouble will also shine a light on a number of other pertinent issues too. "I'm overwhelmed with things I want to get to," explained Johnson. "This season we're doing stories about the pipeline to prison in schools. ... These kids often end up being criminalized at a young age and end up in the criminal justice system." The series will also tackle the homeless situation in Los Angeles too.
Good Trouble Season 2 premieres Tuesday, June 18 at 8/7c on Freeform.