When it comes to comedies, the streamer has two consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding comedy series for “Ted Lasso” in 2021 and 2022. In the same vein as that U.K.-set drama, the network's “Bad Sisters” takes place in nearby Dublin, Ireland, and takes a cutting, darkly funny look at a family of sisters who become engaged in a police probe involving their recently deceased brother-in-law. The series is part thriller, part interesting family satire, and full of twists and turns.
Season 1 of the show had a totally self-contained story that concluded its numerous narratives by the finale. As a result, it is both happy and shocking news for fans of the series that a second season of the black comedy has been formally greenlit by Apple TV+. Here's everything we know so far about the second installment, including the release date, plot, and much more.
The Release Date of Bad Sisters Season 2
“Bad Sisters” premiered on Apple TV+ on August 19, 2022, and concluded in late October. The story was told in ten episodes in a limited series format. With a new season announced, it may be some time before it airs owing to pre-production, primary photography, and post-production. There is no word on when the new installment will be released, but we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
The Plot of Bad Sisters Season 2
Season 1 of “Bad Sisters” included many unforgettable moments as viewers were introduced to the five Garvey sisters who live in a seaside village in Dublin, Ireland. Eva Garvey (Sharon Horgan), Grace Williams (Anne Marie-Duff), Ursula Flynn (Eva Birthistle), Bibi Garvey (Sarah Greene), and Becka Garvey (Eve Hewson) were all brought together by the investigation into John Paul's (Claes Bang) mysterious death, which was initiated by insurance agent Thomas Claffin (Brian Gleeson), with the assistance of his brother Matthew (Daryl McCormack The mystery is framed by flashbacks interwoven throughout the season, which reveal terrible details about John Paul's ruthless and spiteful nature.
What fans can expect in the next installment remains a mystery, given the first installment was based on a Flemish limited series named “Clan” from the early 2010s. Horgan was asked in an interview with Decider if she would consider a follow-up, to which she said, “It's a difficult situation. Because, as you stated, that is the story.
It started as a limited series, which is how I approached it. But everyone, including our masters, continues telling me how much they enjoy it…” The showrunner went on to say, “So I'm not sure. I suppose if a truly brilliant concept came along. At the same time, I'm quite pleased with how everything turned out.”
The Cast of Bad Sisters Season 2?
A slew of recurring characters rounded out the cast. When asked if she would return for another season, Size Quinn, who played John Paul and Grace's daughter Blanaid, answered Hello Magazine, “Yes, I believe so! My connection with Grace has a lot of potentials.”
Most of the supporting roles in the series revolve around the Garveys or the Claffins, and with the latter's investigation into the disappearance of John Paul certain to continue in the future, it is not unreasonable to expect the majority of the cast to return for a second round.
The Showrunner of Bad Sisters Season 2
Sharon Horgan, who plays Eva, the eldest Garvey sister, is the primary showrunner for “Bad Sisters.” The actress/writer was a co-creator, star, and writer for Amazon Prime Video's “Catastrophe” from 2015 to 2019, as well as BBC Three's “Pulling” in the mid-to-late 2000s before developing the powerful program about sisterhood it has subsequently become.
Both episodes were comparable in tone and structure to “Bad Sisters,” demonstrating her unique talent for dark comedy, incisive dialogues about life and relationships, and compelling narrative strands that frequently delve into an unexpected area that the spectator did not see coming.
Horgan collaborated on the adaptation of “Clan” alongside Dave Finkel and Brett Baer, both of whom worked on NBC's “30 Rock” and Fox's “New Girl.” When The A.V. Club asked if she would consider doing a Season 2 of “It's not like we didn't think about it when filming season one,” the showrunner explained. However, it is based on a short series and has a nice, gratifying ending.
Despite being a dark comedy, the show is not afraid to take its audience to difficult and emotional places, so viewers should be prepared for more adult storytelling in the series' next installment.