Is The Undoing season 2 confirmed? Let’s consider the renewal status of the HBO series in the wake of the first season’s recent conclusion.
Entertainment has played a very important part in many of our lives this year, offering escapism in a time where it feels essential.
A number of popular musicians have released projects through lockdown, anticipated films have been released on streaming services, and indeed, plenty of shows have been unveiled and subsequently embraced by audiences.
One of the latest to attract attention has been The Undoing, which came to a close with its sixth episode – titled ‘The Bloody Truth’ – on Sunday, November 29th 2020.
Created by David E. Kelley, the series is based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s 2014 novel, You Should Have Known.
A cast featuring the likes of Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant and Édgar Ramírez have given the story new life on our screens, but can we expect a return?
Is The Undoing season 2 confirmed?
- No, The Undoing season 2 is not confirmed. HBO billed the title as a limited series, announcing no plans to follow it up with more episodes.
On the other hand, it’s not unheard of for a limited series to earn later instalments, as HBO themselves have shown us. Big Little Lies initially aired as a limited series and proved a huge success with general audiences, later leading to a second season the following year.
Viewing figures play a crucial role in determining whether a series should be renewed or not, so it’s likely that HBO will consider the data carefully. It’s already worth mentioning that the penultimate episode boasted huge live numbers of 1.28 million viewers.
However, it also comes down to whether the story facilitates more episodes.
In the case of The Undoing, it could go either way. Things were arguably all wrapped up by the end of season 6. Although, if the show were to be picked up for a second season, there are a number of potential avenues to explore, whether that be Jonathan in prison or those he has left living in the fallout of his actions, confronting the consequences.
If The Undoing is renewed, audiences will perhaps hear news in the early months of 2021.
At the moment, however, a second season appears highly unlikely.
Fans are up for it
Since the limited series came to its conclusion, fans have flocked to Twitter to praise it and voice their hopes for a second batch of episodes.
Check out a selection of tweets:
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