A second season of Fred Rogers Productions’ Alma’s Way has been ordered by PBS KIDS and is slated to debut in fall 2023.
The series, centered on a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl living in the Bronx, focuses on critical thinking, self-awareness, responsible decision-making and empathy. The second season will consist of 25 half-hour episodes, as well as two 30-minute specials.
The new season will introduce audiences to new characters and present stories that deepen their relationship with those they already know. Viewers will also be introduced to more New York City cultural landmarks.
Two key staffers have been promoted for the second season. Head Writer Jorge Aguirre (Goldie & Bear) has been promoted to co-executive producer, and Dana Chan, former junior story editor, has been promoted to story editor.
Alma’s Way was created by Sonia Manzano (Maria on Sesame Street) and is produced in association with Pipeline Studios (Elinor Wonders Why).
“We’re thrilled that audiences have so warmly embraced Alma’s Way and will soon get to tag along on new adventures with Alma as she continues to think things through alongside her friends and family in the Bronx,” said Ellen Doherty, chief creative officer at Fred Rogers Productions and an executive producer of the series. “The show’s focus on critical thinking and community has resonated strongly with viewers universally, and the new season will provide them with an even more expansive look at Alma’s world.”
“Alma’s Way suggests to children that the process of thinking is exhilarating, joyous and fun,” said Manzano, executive producer and series creator. “I’m delighted that my relationship with PBS KIDS and Fred Rogers Productions will continue as we bring another season of Alma’s Way to life.”
“Families across the country are telling us that Alma’s Way’s curriculum, music and focus on community truly resonates with them and is making an impact in their children’s lives. We’re excited to bring another season to PBS KIDS,” added Sara DeWitt, senior VP and general manager at PBS KIDS.