Reservation Dogs season 2: how to watch, episodes and everything we know about the comedy series

Reservation Dogs season 2
(Image credit: FX)

After being one of the standout new shows in 2021, Reservation Dogs season 2 is bringing TV viewers back to Rez Dog territory with all new episodes.

Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi served as co-creators for Reservation Dogs, a rare show that not only speaks to the lives of Indigenous teenagers but has incredible representation in front of and behind the camera. Every series regular, writer and director is Indigenous, bringing their own experiences as part of the show.

Reservation Dogs season 1 was put on more than 80 critics’ year-end best lists and won multiple awards, including being named one of the American Film Institute’s TV programs of the year in 2021.

So what’s in store for Reservation Dogs season 2. Here’s everything you need to know about the comedy series.

How to watch Reservation Dogs season 2

Reservation Dogs is an FX on Hulu show, meaning that it is available exclusively on the Hulu streaming service. All episodes of the show from its first two season are on the streaming service. To watch them you need to a Hulu subscriber, either to the standalone Hulu service, Hulu with Live TV or the Disney Bundle.

Outside of the US, UK viewers can watch Reservation Dogs on Disney Plus, as well as in other parts of the world (season 2 episodes began arriving on Disney Plus in New Zealand in September). Reservation Dogs is also available to stream on Star Plus where that streaming service is available. 

We're still waiting on a release date for Reservation Dogs season 2 in the UK, though season 1 episodes come shortly after they wrapped up in the US, so we'll update this page when that information is known.

What is the Reservation Dogs season 2 plot?

Reservation Dogs cast walking in black suits

Reservation Dogs cast (Image credit: FX)

NOTE: Some spoilers ahead for Reservation Dogs season 1

Reservation Dogs follows a group of four Indigenous teenagers living in rural Oklahoma. Following the death of their friend, the crew looks to steal, scheme and save their way to fulfill their friend’s dream of going to California.

Things didn’t go as smoothly as they had hoped in season 1. Despite some early successes, the Reservation Dogs’ plan fell apart and they all decided to go their own way. According to a plot synopsis from FX, this is what’s to come on season 2 of Reservation Dogs:

"Elora ghosted Bear and took off for California with the Rez Dogs’ mortal enemy, Jackie, the leader of a rival gang. Abandoned by his closest friend, Bear seeks a male parental figure to teach him how to 'be a man' — but his choice of uncles to emulate leaves a lot to be desired. Meanwhile, Willie Jack thinks everything in their town is falling apart because of the curse she cast on Jackie and she’s determined to put that genie back in the bottle. Cheese, who, like Willie Jack, decided that Cali wasn’t for him, reunites with his grandmother who isn’t his grandmother.

"Lucky for the kids, they have the support of their loving and eccentric community of aunties and uncles to see them through, including Bear’s mother Rita, local law enforcement Big, Elora’s Uncle Brownie, Willie Jack’s parents Dana and Leon and Spirit, aka William Knifeman.

"Reservation Dogs has curses and catfish, dance numbers and trust falls, decent people, terrible people and a cavalcade of supporting characters who color and shade this already vibrant world."

Reservation Dogs season 2 episodes

Here are the episode synopses for the Reservation Dogs season 2 episodes that have been released:

Reservation Dogs season 2 episode 1, "The Curse"
"As the town recovers from the tornado aftermath, Willie Jack tries to reverse a curse."

Reservation Dogs season 2 episode 2, "Run"
"Elora and Jackie's road trip takes a turn for the worst."

Reservation Dogs season 2 episode 3, "Roofing"
"Bear gets a job."

Reservation Dogs season 2 episode 4, "Mabel"
"The village comes together to send Mabel on her journey."

Reservation Dogs season 2 episode 5, "Wide Net"
"The Aunties let loose while at their yearly IHS conference."

Reservation Dogs season 2 episode 6, "Decolonization"
"Two influencers attempt to bring the younger generation together at the NARDS Youth Summit."

Reservation Dogs season 2 episode 7, "Stay Gold Cheesy Boy"
"Cheese does time."

Reservation Dogs season 2 episode 8, "This is Where the Plot Thickens"
"Big takes a trip down memory lane."

Reservation Dogs season 2 episode 9, "Offerings"
"With a letter from Daniel, Willie Jack seeks guidance from the past."

Reservation Dogs season 2 episode 10, "I Still Believe"
"The Rez Dogs go on a journey for Daniel.”

Reservation Dogs season 2 trailer

Here’s a look at what the Reservation Dogs crew is going to getting into in season 2 with the official trailer: 

Who is in the Reservation Dogs season 2 cast?

The comedy is led by the four teenagers that makeup the Reservation Dogs, Devery Jacobs as Elora Danan, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai as Bear Smallhill, Paulina Alexis as Willie Jack and Lane Factor as Cheese. The show was a breakout for the quartet of young actors.

The supporting cast of Reservation Dogs include Elva Guerra (Dark Winds) as Jackie, Sarah Podemski (Resident Alien) as Rita, Zahn McClarnon (Dark Winds, Westworld) as Big, Gary Farmer (Resident Alien, Our Flag Means Death) as Uncle Brownie, Jennifer Podemski (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Dana, Jon Proudstar (Jackrabbit Sky) as Leon and Dallas Goldtooth (Rutherford Falls) as Spirit.

Is there going to be a Reservation Dogs season 3?

Reservation Dogs season 2 may be done, but fans can still be happy because there is more on the way. FX has officially renewed Reservation Dogs for season 3, with it set to return exclusively to Hulu in 2023.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.