After the season finale of Netflix’s YA drama, The Society revealed what had happened to the youths of West Ham, the show’s audience was clamouring for more. Netflix has cancelled The Society season two, so there will be more tears.
Netflix laid the blame for the outage squarely on the shoulders of COVID-19, saying: “Despite our best efforts, we have decided not to press forward with the second season of The Society, and I am not happy about it. COVID’s actions have forced us to make these decisions, which we are sorry about.”
According to a source at The Hollywood Reporter, the “uncertainty” about air dates, “unexpected budget rises,” and the complexities of managing a large cast were obstacles that proved too huge to overcome, despite the fact that both series did well.
Showrunner Chris Keyser said, “We spent the previous few months getting ready to go back again, dealing with all the COVID protocols.” “I received a phone call from Netflix saying, “We have made this decision.” It was undoubtedly distressing and unexpected.”
“We were dealing with Netflix and the surge in the budget and all that type of stuff,” Keyser remarked. It was something that was being discussed on a regular basis since we were aware of the difficulties.
A summer shoot was originally planned for Season 2, according to Keyser. “That didn’t stop us from preparing for the fall and winter seasons. They came to the conclusion that it was simply too much for them. That’s what I’m assuming.”
He said, “I can’t pretend I’m surprised.” “My recollection is that we discussed the difficulties of producing in this setting for months on end.
“It’s obvious that no one wants to see the storey they’re creating come to an end, and I don’t want the characters to wind up as New Ham’s children, who vanished without a trace. However, I can’t control everything.”
He went on to say, “This is incredibly upsetting.” “But it’s open to everyone. We have no choice but to live with the losses this pandemic has brought, as so many people have done during this time. I suppose we’re like all the small companies and restaurants that have shut down and aren’t returning. People in our area are unemployed, but this is a nationwide problem.”
More than 130,000 people have signed a Change.org petition urging Netflix to keep the show going, following the shocking announcement. Kathryn Newton, a well-known actress, was one of the people who signed the petition.
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Despite the fact that the first season aired more than two years ago, many remain hopeful that the show would return. Because of the three-year gap between Stranger Things seasons and the fact that the majority of The Society performers are already adults (although portraying characters who are far younger than their actual age), it’s not an impossibility.
Many of the Cast Members Who Appeared in Season One Have Now Gone on to Other Projects
Kathryn Newton, who played Allie in The Society, has subsequently gone on to appear in Freaky and The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, as well as filming Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Pacific Rim: The Black’s Gideon Adlon and The Staircase’s Olivia DeJonge are working on projects, and Jack Mulhern recently wrapped up filming for his role in Mare of Easttown and is currently filming the miniseries Painkiller with Uzo Aduba and Matthew Broderick.
Even though The Society was cancelled, creator Christopher Keyser hasn’t been waiting for the phone to ring. Julia, starring Sarah Lancashire, David Hyde Pierce, and Bebe Neuwirth as Julia’s husband Paul and publisher Avis DeVoto, is now in development by him and his former Frasier castmate Bebe Neuwirth. After that, Keyser is expected to pen a script for Ben Affleck’s upcoming film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution.
Season 2 of the Society – What Questions Were Left Unanswered?
There was a time when they were stuck in an alternate reality that resembled but was not the same as the one they had grown up in.
However, now that a piece of the puzzle has been uncovered, another important question must be addressed: will the town’s youth ever be able to return home, or will they be trapped there for all time?
This is what the cast had to say about the show’s return when it was officially announced (via Variety): “We’ve got some major news for the people of New Ham, and it’s even bigger than Gordie’s discovery that we’re in a parallel reality.
“Are you all set to go? Season two of The Society is currently in the works. Is this something you understand? More pie, please. The fugitive has become even more so. Here are a few more to add to the collection. Additional information is available. Concerning Charlie. And the father of Becca’s child. As well as his hair. You won’t regret waiting for it, I assure you of that.”
TV Guide quoted him as saying, “It’s impossible to predict” if they’ll divulge everything. “The questions have been answered. Even if we decide that it’s more fascinating for the kids to be in the dark but not fully certain, for dramatic purposes, at some point in time.
“In my opinion, the details will remain a mystery to them indefinitely, even if they ever figure out how or if it can ever be reversed. It’s difficult to find out about these topics.”
Season 2 of the Society Will Premiere on Netflix When?
Netflix cancelled the second season of The Society because of the impact of COVID-19 on the television and film industry.
Season two of The Society will begin filming in 2019, and a release date of “late 2020” was revealed on April 2 (via Deadline).
The Trailer for Season 2 of the Society: When Can I See It?
The second season of the show never had a trailer, but here’s the first season’s trailer.
Who’s Back for Season 2 of the Society?
Then anybody else?
However, Kathryn Newton was supposed to return as Allie in season two.
It was stated in a Cosmopolitan interview in 2019 that she was initially apprehensive about her first day on set.
“I told Reese Witherspoon, her Big Little Lies co-star, before starting The Society, ‘I’m terribly afraid.’
“You already have a leadership role, so you should be alright’ Reese said her. Everyone should go out to supper, bowl, or just hang out at home.
“The show is great because we’re all so familiar with one other and have such a deep love for one another, you know? We’re still using group texting. I’ve made several new acquaintances, which is a relief.”
In addition, the following were scheduled to return for a second go-around:
Where Do You Think You’re Going to (Jacques Colimon)
Campbell’s adage is true (Toby Wallace)
In Becca’s opinion, this is a (Gideon Adlon)
In this case, Sam (Sean Berdy)
If I had my way, I’d (Alex Fitzalan)
I’m Kelly, of course (Kristine Froseth)
In Helena’s case (Natasha Liu Bordizzo)
I’m going to be Elle (Olivia DeJonge)
José Julián plays the role of Gordie in the film.
An acorn (Salena Qureshi)
That would be me, Luke (Alex MacNicoll)
Grizzly bears (Jack Mulhern)
As Clark put it, “It’ (Spencer House)
Theodore (Emilio Garcia-Sanchez)
Lexie’s name is Lexie (Grace Victoria Cox)
Additionally, Olivia Nikkanen (who plays Gwen) was made a series regular.
In her official biography, she was referred to as ” Gwen was the type of girl you avoided at all costs in high school. A member of the royal court, but not quite Queen Bee.
“Her social standing is much more tenuous in New Ham. Despite her anxieties, Gwen’s wit, humour, and latent talents will enable her to find a new place in the world of tomorrow.”