Netflix's new teen thriller The Society may have just come out, but people are already obsessed. The show blends together your favorite aspects of a teen drama like Riverdale with the fascinating trials and tribulations of a social experiment a la Lord of the Flies. Whether you binged the series in just one sitting (🙋🏻) or are still working your way through, you're definitely hoping for a second season to get all your mysterious questions answered.
So will there be a new season? And what new problems will the citizens of New Ham be facing now that winter is on its way? Here's everything you need to know about The Society season 2...
*Spoilers for season 1 of The Society below*
Is The Society season 2 happening?
In a surprise twist, Netflix has decided to cancel The Society. The show, which was previously renewed for a second season, was one of two series that the streaming decided to cancel due to COVID affecting production.
The cast previously got the chance to announce the news through special video messages.
After hearing the news that the show later got cancelled, they got into a group chat and Kathryn shared a photo of all of them together.
When was it supposed to come out?
Before it was cancelled, season 2 was set to be released sometime in 2020. Production was planned to get started in August 2020, but was unable to start due to COVID-19.
Which cast members had planned to return?
Since the show was cancelled, we won't get to know for sure. However, we're only able to guess who planned come back based on who participated in the special announcement video. It seems like were going to see more of Kathryn Newton as Allie and Jacques Colimon as Will after the recent coup in New Ham. Alex Fitzalan, Toby Wallace, and Grace Victoria Cox will also planned to come back as Harry, Campbell, and Lexie, the new leaders of New Ham. Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Olivia DeJonge were going to return as Helena and Elle, hopefully going against their boyfriends to bring back New Ham to what is once was. Sam and Grizz shippers also had a lot to look forward to as both Sean Berdy and Jack Mulhern seemed set to return. Rounding out the cast was Alexander McNicoll as Luke, Gideon Adlon as Becca, Kristine Froseth as Kelly, and Jose Julian as Gordie.
What will season 2 going to be about?
The citizens of New Ham would have had a lot going on if the show had come back for another season. Between figuring out the mystery of why they were transported to a copy of their town to the new leadership that has taken over thanks to Campbell's coup d'état, there was a lot that was going on within that group.
"New Ham under new leadership, [and] that’s not very stable because it’s a triumvirate of three people, none of who trust anyone else in that triumvirate. How that’s going to work and whether they will work together or will begin to undermine each other, we don’t know," show creator Christopher Keyser told IndieWire. "They’re going to need to begin to produce their own food. Food means agriculture and that’s uncertain. What stories might come out of a successful planting season or an unsuccessful planting season? […] We have not yet dealt with what happens when sickness or injury happens. There are all kinds of pressures that are going to be placed on a community like that that we haven’t explored yet."
While it seemed like everyone is against Allie and Will after Campbell and his group lied to the town about them rigging the elections, the cast previously said that there were some members that wouldn't lean into his lies.
"I don't think he quickly believes whatever has been sold to him about what is going on," Jack Mulhern, who plays Grizz, told Entertainment Tonight. "I think that in his heart of hearts he kind of knows what's going on and that'll be a point of conflict in the future, if there is a future. You know?"
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