Survival of the Thickest Renewed For Season 2? Here’s All About It

Survival of the Thickest is a Netflix original comedy-drama series. It was co-created by Michelle Buteau and Danielle Sanchez Witzel and released on July 13, 2023. Further, the series features Michelle Buteau as a plus-sized woman who is trying to transform her life after a breakup. The series received a positive critical response, with a 7.5 out of 10 IMDb rating and an 85% critical response on RottenTomatoes. The eight-episode series was not dropped as a limited series, and there was no closure to certain elements, leaving room for another season for the same. 

What is Survival of the Thickest about?

The story revolves around a black woman, Mavis Beaumont, who attempts to rebuild her life after a breakup. She is a struggling stylist who struggles to get her life together. With the help of her friends and relatives, Mavis tries to survive. She also tries to manage her career and relationship simultaneously. Not only this, she focuses on a “body-positive attitude, a cute v-neck, and some lip gloss.”.

This series has received seven nominations overall. It includes four for Buteau as a writer, star, and executive producer in comedy and Outstanding Breakthrough Creative. Notably, it was a huge success for Buteau as a writer. 

Is Survival of the Thickest renewed?

The series was renewed for a second season. This news was shared by Butueau on NBC’s Today Show. Moreover, StrongBlackLead also tweeted the same news and captioned,

Another tweet captioned,

Survival of the Thickest Season 2 Release Date

We must tell you that Netflix has not yet disclosed the official release date for Survival of the Thickest Season 2. The streamer has only confirmed the second season renewal as of now.

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Survival of the Thickest Season 2 Cast

There is no official cast announcement for the second season of the series. However, we can expect the actors from season 1 to reprise their roles. They include Michelle Buteau as Mavis Beaumont, along with the roles of her best friends, with Tone Bell as Khalil and Tasha Smith as Marley.

The additional cast members are:

  • Garcelle Beauvais as Natasha Karina
  • Ambre Anderson as Dr. Britta
  • Anissa Felix as India
  • Peppermint as Peppermint
  • Taylor Selé as Jacque
  • Marouane Zotti as Luca
  • Michelle Visage as Avery
  • Sarah Cooper as Sydney
  • Anthony Michael Lopez as Bruce
  • Liza Treyger as Jade
  • Becca Blackwell as Day
  • Allan K. Washington as Trent


In conclusion, Survival of the Thickest has been renewed for a second season. Although Netflix has not yet disclosed the release date and cast for the same. Moreover, those who have not yet watched the first season of the series should get ready to binge-watch this comedy-drama on Netflix.

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