Much like the Sacred Timeline managed by He Who Remains, “What If…?” director Bryan Andrews says Season 2 of the show is already written, which means that — barring unfortunate circumstances or industry-wide strikes — fans can be certain of its arrival.
“Going into the second season, we’re sticking with anthology form,” Andrews said. “It’s going to be all-new stories, lots of fun, new heroes, and pulling more from Phase Four than we were obviously able to this season.”
Andrews also hinted at doors that might be opened in Season 2 due to the release of new and upcoming feature-length MCU films. “We’ll see hints of ‘Eternals’ and ‘Shang-Chi’ and the ‘Black Widow’ characters,” he promised. Andrews also noted that the creative freedom his team has with “What If…?” opens up doors for the stories they can tell. “We’re not a show that’s designed to set up Avengers 5 … When I took the job, one of my rules was, ‘Let’s be free.'”
Writing is only one of the first steps in producing a television show, so fans shouldn’t expect Season 2 of “What If…?” to drop soon. It’s probably a ways off, but that’s okay, because there will be plenty of new MCU content to enjoy before it arrives.