The problem with a limited series like Behind Her Eyes is that “limited” can be interpreted in a multitude of ways. Producers may intend for a show to run for only one season, but if it is a huge hit, any preconceived constraints are thrown out the window, and the show can run permanently. If season 1 neatly ties up all the loose ends, things can get awkward, but this gives viewers a new reason to watch season 2: to see if the show can keep up the pace (see: Big Little Lies). This is especially true when a TV show is adapted from a novel, as Netflix’s Behind Her Eyes is now doing.
The series, which is based on Sarah Pinbrough’s novel of the same name, exploited a near-Day Valentine’s release to become Netflix’s most popular show by serving up a classic psychological thriller with all the necessary ingredients. Louise (Simona Brown), a single mother, had a drunken kiss with a man who later turns out to be her new boss, David, in the first episode (Tom Bateman). Louise befriends David’s wife, Adele (Eve Hewson), against her better judgement, and things get much more complicated when Louise and David start an affair.
When Louise realises that “Adele” is actually Adele’s old friend Rob, who can project his thoughts into Adele’s body, the Behind Her Eyes season 1 finale takes an unexpected turn. Louise finds this ability on her own, and it completely alters the story’s trajectory. If a second season of Behind Her Eyes is ordered, it will be considerably different from the first. Here’s what we know for sure about a possible follow-up.
Behind Her Eyes Season 2 Release Date
It’s worth noting that Netflix hasn’t stated whether or not Behind Her Eyes will be renewed for a second season, and this speculation is completely based on the show’s popularity. According to The Numbers, it was the second most popular title and the most popular series on Netflix in the United States at the end of February. Because of the recent upheavals in the world, it’s unclear when a second season will be released if Netflix buys it. Season 1 was shot over the course of four months (through What’s on Netflix) from June to October 2019, with the show releasing 16 months later, in February 2021. If the same timeline remains true, the second season will premiere in late 2022.
Keep in mind that the four-month production time was before to COVID-19; given how much the pandemic impacted film and television productions, season 1’s production timetable may not be a good indicator of what to expect in season 2.
Behind Her Eyes Season 2 Trailer
At this moment, we do not have a trailer for Season 2. The trailer will be released one month before the premiere of Behind Her Eyes Season 2 on Netflix, as is customary. Until then, you can watch the Behind Her Eyes Season 1 teaser on Netflix and YouTube; keep tuned for further details.
Behind Her Eyes Season 2 Cast
The majority of the cast should return for a second season, assuming Behind Her Eyes does not attempt an anthology-style format and instead continues the storey of Louise, David, and Adele. All of the astral projection and bodily changes, though, may make it impossible to tell who’s who. Because Adele’s physical body dies at the end of season one, actress Eve Hewson is unlikely to reprise her part exactly as she did previously. We also learn that Rob has had Adele’s body for years and that the Adele we see was never truly Adele. We’re not ready to rule out Eve Hewson’s appearance just yet, given how liberally flashbacks were employed in season one.
Brown, Bateman, and young Tyler Howett were able to return because Louise, David, and Louise’s son Adam were all saved. Rob’s actor, Robert Aramayo, may appear in flashbacks, but only in flashbacks, as his character’s real body died years ago.
Behind Her Eyes Season 2 Plot
Because the first season ended on a high note, it’s difficult to tell what the storyline of a second season of Behind Her Eyes will be like, but there may still be something to explore in season two. Louise realises at the end of season one that Rob has not only always loved David, but that he has also projected his mind into Adele’s body, and that “Adele” has always been Rob. Rob’s consciousness enters Louise’s body, and Louise’s consciousness enters Adele’s. Louise-in-Adele’s-body is murdered by Rob-in-Louise’s-body, and Rob takes over Louise’s life, marrying David and raising Adam. Although David is unaware that Louise is actually Rob, Adam thinks something is amiss with his mother at the season’s end.
Season two may pick up in this ambiguity, but it’s difficult to imagine how it would play out. Would the show really try to make the audience sympathise with Rob as he tries to deceive David and Adam, especially if Louise-the-character is effectively dead?