'What Really Happened?': Andrew Jenks to launch season 2 of podcast examining critical moments in pop culture history

Andrew Jenkins earned critical acclaim with his first season of 'What Really Happened?' and will now return for a second season.


                            'What Really Happened?': Andrew Jenks to launch season 2 of podcast examining critical moments in pop culture history

Following the success and critical acclaim of season 1, Andrew Jenks will be launching a second season of documentary podcast series 'What Really Happened?'

Produced by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Cadence13, it chronicles Jenks as he examines and contextualizes famous figures and historical events, all the while discovering untold stories and unraveling newfound narratives.

Jenks is returning with the second season of his podcast (Source: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for MTV)
Jenks is returning with the second season of his podcast (Source: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for MTV)

According to an official description for the podcast, "Jenks is creating accessible stories that question what we previously accepted as the truth about pop culture icons and events. He doesn't go down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories, nor does the show attempt to solve every historical mystery. Instead, Jenks often times throws a wrench in the gears of history, getting either closer to the truth or creating more questions."

Season 1 saw Jenks exploring iconic moments such as Britney Spears' 2007 meltdown and discussing Michael Jordan's surprising decision to retire in his prime. Season 2 will feature the filmmaker unearth stories on many more such moments in sports, politics, music, and cinema.

Jenks has been in the industry for a long time, making his bow at the age of 19 with his first film, 'Room 335.' Made in his parents' basement, the film went on to be bought by HBO. Jenks followed it up by directing a baseball film for ESPN titled 'The Zen of Bobby V' and documentaries such as 'Dream/Killer' and 'Metta.' But besides his podcast, he's arguably best known for his MTV docuseries 'World of Jenks.'

'What Really Happened?' sees the 32-year-old searching for the truth in history and shift his focus from working on the screen to podcasting.