The latest legal drama on Netflix is now streaming. Like The Lincoln Lawyer before it, it is based on a popular book and was almost certainly going to get a second season, but it was not meant to be. Netflix ended the show in November 2022.
The series is based on Helen Wan’s 2013 novel The Partner. Arden Cho, Alexandra Turshen, Bradley Gibson, Dominic Sherwood, and Rob Heaps star in the show.
On August 26, 2022, all 10 episodes of season 1 were added to Netflix around the world. It got mixed to good reviews when it first came out. As of November 8, 2022, it has a 62% rating from critics on RottenTomatoes and a similar score from viewers.
On the side of the critics, opinions were all over the place. The San Francisco Chronicle called it “perfect background noise.” Nina Metz of the Chicago Tribune wrote that the show is “interesting enough to keep you watching.”
Is There Going to Be a Second Season of Partner Track?
Even though Netflix’s head of drama liked the show and there was a lot of buzz about it, Deadline reported on November 8 that Netflix would not be getting a second season of Partner Track. This news came on the same day as the election results and news from Disney.
According to a report from Deadline, “the streaming service had hired a writer’s room that was up and running and coming up with ideas for a possible second season.”
It also said that, compared to other shows, this one was pretty cheap, but not enough people watched it for there to be a second season.
In fact, Jinny Howe said the same thing in an interview not long after the first episode aired. Jinny Howe, Netflix’s head of drama, told Deadline on August 27 that “executives are high on Partner Track” and that “the show is looking good for a Season 2 renewal.”
Renewals depend on a number of things. There are three internal metrics that are said to be used to decide whether a show will continue or end. “Adjusted view share,” “Efficiency score,” and “Impact value” are the terms for these.
We can’t figure out these metrics from the outside, but we can look at Netflix’s top 10 metrics, hourly figures, third-party data (like how many hours were watched and how many episodes were finished), and external demand sources, which we’ll do below.
What We Expected From the Second Season of Partner Track on Netflix?
By the end of the 10 episodes, Ingrid is sad because her plan to get a partner at Parsons Valentine & Hunt failed, and Jeff Murphy finally stopped her. The same Jeff Murphy she had been in and out of a relationship with during season 1. Even though she had to work hard to get past all the obstacles in her way during the first season.
Georgia Lee talked to Deadline soon after season 1 came out and talked about where they would go in season 2. Here are some of the most important points:
- Don’t think that Ingrid and Murphy will get back together any time soon.
- Lee said this about relationships: “I’d like to say that Ingrid doesn’t pick Team Murphy, Team Nick, or Team Z. She picks herself. That’s the end of her trip.”
- Lee didn’t rule out the idea of Nick coming back (played by Rob Heaps).
- Rachel, Tyler, and Ingrid should do more.
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