Sparking Joy With Marie Kondo Season 2: Release Date, Cast And New Details

In 2014, clutter-less queen Marie Kondo published her book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," in the United States. The book became a New York Times best-seller, and in 2016, Kondo went on to write and publish another best-seller, "Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up," per The Atlantic. The gratitude guru then scored a Netflix series, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," which won viewers' hearts while teaching her trademarked tidying method, KonMari.

Far from an average make-over show, "Tidying Up" emphasizes the importance of gratitude, love, and sentimental value while incorporating the six-step KonMari method of only keeping items in the home that spark joy, per Good Housekeeping.

In her second Netflix series, "Sparking Joy With Marie Kondo," the author focuses on small businesses, including a garden center and coffee shop. Again, the organizing phenomenon helps people shed items that don't spark joy, per Vogue. The three-episode series premiered in August, and Marie Kondo fans are eagerly awaiting a new series. So, what does Netflix have to say about a potential Season 2?

When will Sparking Joy With Marie Kondo Season 2 be released?

The Cinemaholic shares that Netflix has not yet released a premiere date for Season 2 of "Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo." Moreover, Netflix hasn't announced whether or not a new season has even been ordered.

According to The Ringer, the best-selling author's first unscripted Netflix show, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," went viral immediately, yet Netflix hasn't suggested another season is on the way. If "Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo" does as well, or even better than "Tidying Up," that still doesn't guarantee another season. However, the newer series only consists of three episodes, while the 2019 series has eight, which gives us some hope that another installment of "Sparking Joy" could be in the works. Netflixlife seems to think a second season is likely, due to the high success and shorter season of "Sparking Joy."

In the meantime, if you're getting the urge to organize before the holiday season, get inspired by watching all the episodes of "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" on Netflix.

Who will the potential new season's cast include?

"Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo" may differ from "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" in the type of areas being organized. But the participants of each show are connected by a common thread — they all want to clear the clutter and feel the joy. If we see a Season 2 of "Sparking Joy," we anticipate more of the same kind of cast, aka people who want to better their environments, relationships, and themselves.

In Season 2, we expect the creator herself, Marie Kondo, to be back with her original KonMari organizing method and appreciation techniques, along with her sweet and caring demeanor. 

Along with Kondo, her interpreter, Marie Iida, would likely return to the Netflix series if it's renewed. The Cinemaholic reports that Iida's interpreting career began when she worked in Tokyo, Japan, for Ethan Hawke, helping promote his 2006 movie "Hottest State." But the Netflix series has helped make Iida a household name.

Marie Kondo was passionate about organization from a young age

In a 2020 interview, the 36-year-old mother of three told Forbes that at only 15-years-old, she began heavily researching organizing and cleaning methods. She added that her diligent studying paid off and allowed her to help so many others. It's this experience, knowledge, and passion for helping others that makes Marie, her books, and the unscripted Netflix series so popular. 

In a potential Season 2 of "Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo," fans can expect more joy-sparking, de-cluttering, and organizing. If the episodes follow the freshman season, we'll be watching people implement the KonMari technique in their businesses as well as their personal lives. 

As we wait for Netflix to announce whether or not fans will see any more of Marie Kondo (fingers crossed!), we take comfort knowing we can get our KonMari fix by re-watching "Sparking Joy" episodes, reading Kondo's books, and even attempting the eight-week tidying up challenge found on her website.