He’s Expecting Season 2: Renewal status, release date, and more

Netflix’s Japanese comedy-drama, He’s Expecting has just arrived on the streamer, and fans are already wondering whether they will see more of Karuto and Ari’s parenthood journey. As of now, there has been no word about a potential season two of He’s Expecting. That said, we are hopeful that a second outing will see the light of the day soon. So, here’s everything you need to know about a possible follow-up to He’s Expecting.

Release date of he’s Expecting Season two

Since the series is not yet renewed, it is not sure when it will be back for a sequel. But considering its prior release timeline, our educated guess is that the comedy-drama would premiere in the spring of 2023, at the earliest.

 Season one of He’s Expecting was confirmed on 8th April 2021. However, the series was in the works for two years before its official announcement. Its existing season comprises eight-episode with an average running time of 23 minutes. It is available for streaming on Netflix on a subscription basis. 

The plotline of He’s expecting season two

He’s expecting centers around a cisgender man, Kentaro Hiyama, whose life takes a dramatic turn when he learns about his pregnancy. The series focuses on the discriminatory views of society about male pregnancy while also shedding light on the roles of parents in raising a child. In addition to this, He’s Expecting talks about the struggles of mothers carrying babies, while also shedding light on their societal expectations of them. 

Season two of He’s Expecting will continue the story of Kentaro and Aki, who welcomes a baby boy, Ko “Joy” Hiyama by season one’s end. The sequel is expected to draw content material from Eric Sakai’s sequel manga series titled Kentaro Hiyama’s First Pregnancy: Childcare Edition. The manga has an ample supply of material to adapt for television with its recently published 12 chapters. Thus, the follow-up will revolve around the new parents juggling work with their responsibilities. We could anticipate that the sequel will include elements of comedy blended with unexpected drama. 

The casting details of He’s Expecting Season two

He’s Expecting features Takumi Saitoh and Juri Ueno in the lead roles as Kentaro Hiyama and Aki Seto respectively. And it is a safe bet to say that the actors will reprise their respective roles in the future round of episodes. Season two may also include new characters, but this is just our speculation. 

Mariko Tsutsui, Ryo Iwamatsu, Kazuya Takahashi, and Lily Frank would likely make a comeback in the sequel. Aside from them, the series also consists of several supporting characters such as Tanabe, Takagi, and Eric among others. Though it is very early to predict the fate of these characters, we will be happy to see them again.

Shinichi Takahashi executive produces the first season of the series, while Yu Ota, Yuriko Mamiya, and Tsutomu Hirabayashi serve as its producers.

Trailer for He’s Expecting Season two

There is no trailer for He’s expecting Season two at this moment. But we shall keep you posted as soon as we get any further updates about He’s Expecting Season two. 

Watch this space for more. Also, we’d love to hear your opinions about a possible He’s Expecting Season two. Comment down your answers below.


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