The Society, a Netflix YA drama, left viewers begging for more following a riveting season finale that revealed what had happened to the West Ham adolescents. However, there will be more tears to come since Netflix has decided to cancel The Society season two.
Netflix cited COVID-19 in a statement, stating: “We've made the difficult choice not to proceed with the second seasons of The Society and I Am Not Okay With This.” We're unhappy to be forced to make these judgments as a result of COVID-created conditions.”
Despite being pleased with how both shows performed, a source told The Hollywood Reporter that “uncertainty” regarding air dates, “unexpected budget rises” due to the epidemic, and the complexities of managing a large cast proved too great to overcome.
“We've spent the last few months preparing to return, working through all the COVID requirements,” showrunner Chris Keyser told Variety. “And then I received a call from Netflix, informing me that ‘We have reached this conclusion.' Obviously, that was quite unpleasant and abrupt.”
“Obviously, no one wants to see their storey come to an end, and I'd prefer that my characters do not finish up as the children of New Ham, having vanished abruptly and never to be seen again. However, I am not completely in charge of that.”
“This is quite distressing,” he added. “However, it would be applicable to everybody. We have no choice but to live with the losses inflicted by this pandemic, as so many people have done during this time period. I suppose we're similar to all the little companies and restaurants that have closed and will not reopen. Our folks are unemployed, but this is true throughout the country.”
Since the shocking announcement, fans have created a Change.org petition pleading with Netflix to continue the series, which has garnered over 130,000 signatures. Kathryn Newton, the actress, signed it and shared it on Twitter.
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Many fans remain hopeful that the series would return, despite the fact that the first season aired more than two years ago. That is not to say that it is an unachievable goal – after all, Stranger Things had a three-year hiatus between seasons, and because the majority of the performers in The Society are already adults (albeit playing roles younger than their actual ages), their ageing between seasons would be minimal.
Since The Society concluded, Kathryn Newton has starred in the films Freaky and The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, and she is presently filming Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Gideon Adlon directed the television series Pacific Rim: The Black, Olivia DeJonge is directing the horror series The Staircase, and Jack Mulhern previously appeared in Mare of Easttown and is currently directing the miniseries Painkiller alongside Uzo Aduba and Matthew Broderick.
Christopher Keyser, the show's creator, has also not been sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring since The Society was cancelled. He is now developing a drama series based on the life of American cookery teacher and author Julia Child titled Julia, which will feature Sarah Lancashire from Happy Valley alongside David Hyde Pierce as Julia's husband Paul and Bebe Neuwirth as publisher Avis DeVoto from Frasier. Following that, Keyser is expected to write the screenplay for Ben Affleck's upcoming version of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution.
The Society Season 2 – What Questions Were We Left With?
While they were locked in an alternate reality that looked and felt identical to their hometown, their parents, younger siblings, and everyone else were trapped in the “true” reality.
While one aspect of the riddle had been addressed, another critical question remained: will the town's youth ever find their way home, or will they be trapped there indefinitely?
Helena, played by natasha liu bordizzo, sits at a desk in the first season of Netflix's the society.
When the show was scheduled to return, the actors stated the following in an official release (via Variety): “To the residents of New Ham, we have some major news, much bigger than Gordie's discovery that we are in a parallel reality.
“Are you up to the task? We're currently working on season two of The Society. Are you aware of what this means? Additional pie. Additional fugitive. Additional memes. Additional responses. Concerning Charlie. Additionally, he is the father of Becca's child. Additionally, Grizz's hair. The wait will be worthwhile.”
However, Keyser stated that “more answers” did not always entail “all the answers.”
When Will The Society Season 2 Air on Netflix?
As previously stated, Netflix terminated The Society season two owing to the impact of COVID-19 on the television and film industries.
The Society season two production began in 2019, and it was reported on April 2 (via Deadline) that it would premiere in “late 2020.”
When Can I View the Society Season 2 Trailer?
And here is the trailer of season 2
Who will return for season 2 of The Society?
To be honest, nobody.
However, Kathryn Newton was scheduled to reprise her role as Allie in season two.
In a 2019 interview with Cosmopolitan, she admitted that she was initially rather frightened before stepping on set.
“Before I started The Society, I told [Big Little Lies co-star] Reese Witherspoon, ‘I'm incredibly afraid.'
“Reese was like, ‘You're already a leader; you'll be OK.' Take everyone out to dinner, bowling, or to a game night.'
“That established a basis in which we were all extremely comfortable with and loved one another, and the show benefits from that, you know? We continue to use a group chat. I've made some new buddies.”
Additionally, the following were scheduled to return for round two:
Campbell, Will (Jacques Colimon) (Toby Wallace)
Betsy (Gideon Adlon)
Sean Berdy (Sam) Harry Fitzalan (Alex Fitzalan) Kelly (Kristine Froseth)
Elle Helena (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Olivia DeJonge)
(José Julián) Gordie
Pod (Salena Qureshi)
Grizzly Luke (Alex MacNicoll) (Jack Mulhern)
Mr. Clark (Spencer House)
Mr. Jason (Emilio Garcia-Sanchez)
Lise (Grace Victoria Cox)
Gwen's actress Olivia Nikkanen was likewise promoted to series regular.
“In high school, Gwen was the girl you didn't want on your wrong side. While she is not quite Queen Bee, she is unquestionably a member of the royal court.
“Her social standing is shakier in New Ham. While Gwen is prone to anxiety attacks that leave her vulnerable and lonely, her wit, humor, and secret abilities will help her reframe her place in the new world.”
Olivia Tikkanen at a society screening in May 2019
We expected Chaske Spencer to reprise her role as Mr. Pfeiffer. He was one of the bus drivers that took the children on their school trip, and he was seen arguing with Harry's mother Karen (Anastasia Barzee), as well as Sam and Campbell's father Doug (Paul Anthony Stewart), at the show's start.
Fans of the show have already expressed their concerns about him – what role did he play in all of this?
Keyser was also in the running to return as showrunner for season two.
Two persons who are unlikely to return are Allie's older sister Cassandra (Rachel Keller) following her murder, and Dewey (Seth Meriwether), who was executed by shooting following his conviction for murdering Cassandra.
They may, however, have returned — after all, the existence of an alternate universe implied that everything was possible.
The Society, a Netflix YA drama, left fans screaming for more after an enthralling season finale revealed what had become of the West Ham teens. However, there will be more tears shed as a result of Netflix's decision to cancel The Society's second season.
Netflix took the tough decision not to continue with the second seasons of The Society and I Am Not Okay With This, citing pandemic We are dissatisfied to be compelled to make these conclusions as a consequence of COVID-created circumstances.”