The recent surprise addition of Bonding on Netflix has been a smash hit in its short space of time of being available. Will the series be coming back for season 2? What would likely happen in season 2 of Bonding and when will season 2 be on Netflix? Let’s take a look at what we know so far.
The new series from Rightor Doyle which is based on his real-world experience (but highly fictionalized) sees two friends reunite years after high school. One is working as a dominatrix and employs her friend to become her assistant in the weird world. It’s about relationships, the adult industry and modern day living in New York City.
The series was originally planned for the streaming service Black Pills but to our knowledge, that service is barely operating and that’s when Netflix stepped in back in December to carry the show. With a brief build up in April, the show finally released on April 24th.
Without Netflix’s help, it’s hard to see what network or service would’ve carried this show. In a statement, Rightor thanked Netflix saying “I am a huge sub to my big, bold corporate entity that has been brave enough to tackle a queer dominatrix show with a heart. And I thank them.”
The chances are given how short the episodes are and the fact there are only 7 episodes means that you likely blew through all episodes in a very short space of time. The show’s Twitter account was all too aware that this would likely be the case.
Me looking at all of you who binged the entire season already. pic.twitter.com/Pzu4eoFoR6
— BONDiNG (@bondingnetflix) April 25, 2019
Now let’s look at ahead for what we know about season 2 of Bonding on Netflix.
Bonding Season 2 Netflix Renewal Status
Official renewal status: Not yet renewed (last updated: 04/26/2019)
The series hasn’t been given a second season as of yet. The show likely has lots of different areas to move into the future with much more character development potentially on the horizon.
Right now, we’re not expecting a confirmation of renewal until at least August 2019.
There are a few metrics we can look at to see how well the show is performing though.
Reviews for the series so far have been positive. As of the time of publishing the series is sitting at a 7.4/10 on IMDB with viewers praising the funny script, simple characters and particular praise for the actors and actresses playing the roles featured. Rotten Tomatoes currently pegs the series with a rating of 80%.
As always, Netflix won’t reveal the viewing figures for the series so based purely.
The show’s Twitter account has also been fielding requests for a second season already. Saying that if you’re requesting more episodes already that you’re “so greedy”.
It’s clear there’s scope for more stories from the creator even if Bonding doesn’t get renewed. In the above statement Rightor said: “As a creator, I am interested in queer stories. I am interested in female stories.” later adding “I am interested in you judging and liking this damn show.”
When will season 2 of Bonding be on Netflix?
As of the time of publishing, it’s a little to early to tell when a new season would come to Netflix. But if the show kept to its short episode count and episode length, it’s not out of the question to potentially see more episodes of Bonding coming to Netflix in 2020. For the moment, however, it’s too early to tell.
— Brendan "Immigrants Always Welcome" McIntyre 💛🌈 (@osuphantom) April 26, 2019
Now it’s over to you. Do you want to see BONDiNG return for a second season on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.