‘In From The Cold’ Won’t Return for Season 2 at Netflix

The show has been quietly canceled following its 2022 premiere.

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In From The Cold Canceled At Netflix

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One of the early TV releases of 2022, a new action-thriller series In From The Cold, left audiences on a cliffhanger. Sadly, there won’t be a second season, What’s on Netflix has learned following a heartfelt Tweet implying cancelation earlier this year. Here’s what you need to know.

Created by Adam Glass, known for his work on titles like Supernatural and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, the first season of In From The Cold blends classic action thriller elements with superpowers.

Season 1 of In From The Cold debuted globally on Netflix on January 28th, 2022.

Has In From The Cold Been Renewed for Season 2?

Official Renewal Status: Canceled

In an interview with Netflix, Adam Glass mentioned that three seasons were initially planned. Referring to the season’s cliffhanger ending, he stated, “Obviously, the end-of-the-season reveal leaves open many questions, and I think you have to play all of that out.”

How Well Did In From The Cold Perform on Netflix?

According to Netflix’s Top 10 data, the show accumulated 85.83 million hours of viewing in its first 16 days on Netflix.

It was released on January 28th, so it was only eligible for two days in the first week listed below.

Week Period Hours Viewed(M) Rank Week in Top 10
January 23rd, 2022 to January 30th, 2022 24,720,000 6 1
January 30th, 2022 to February 6th, 2022 44,800,000 (+81%) 3 2
February 6th, 2022 to February 13th, 2022 16,310,000 (-64%) 10 3

The show did not make it into the top 10 between February 14th and February 20th, meaning it garnered less than 11.04M hours viewed. That drop in week 3 was an early indication that viewership fell off fast and given the hours weren’t particularly high in the first place, it suggested the show wasn’t finding a big audience.

Where did most of the viewership come from? Raw top 10 data from FlixPatrol helps answer that question!

In the United States, the show was in Netflix’s Overall Top 10 for 12 days and the TV top 10s for a total of 14 days. Generally, it stayed in the top 10s in most regions for about a week to two weeks before dropping out.

Nielsen data reflects this, showing the top 10 between January 24th and January 30th (In From The Cold qualified for two days) ranked number 7 in the “Original” category with 349 million minutes (5.18 million) recorded. This suggests that US viewing comprised 20% of the overall viewing for those first two days. More updates will follow.

Nielsen Data For In From The Cold Netflix

Nielsen data for In From the Cold

Glass had emphasized the show needed to do well with viewership to justify returning. We’ve covered before that multiple factors go into renewals at the streamer. In an interview with Looper, Glass emphasized the importance of viewership for a potential season 2 and even season 3:

“It’s up to you to make it happen. Tell all your friends and family to watch it so that we can continue the story. We already have plans for Season 2 and even Season 3. There’s a big story here, and we hope to have the opportunity to keep telling it.”

In April 2023, Glass put out a post on X suggesting that the show failed to get the audience required for renewal and implied the show would not return. He stated:

“We hoped we’d reach a larger audience, but we did not. But that does not detract from the great work of our cast, crew, executives, directors, and writers. Making #InFromTheCold was a dream come true; I’m forever grateful to #Netflix for making it happen.”

What’s on Netflix has since confirmed that the show will not be returning in any form at the streamer.

What We Expected from In From The Cold Season 2

Many burning questions remain regarding the storyline, especially since the show ended on a significant cliffhanger.

Warning: spoilers for season 1 below.

In the final episode of In From The Cold, we see Jenny and Chauncey racing to uncover the culprit behind the chaos of the past seven episodes, leading them to recover a lost child and identify the real target.

As it turns out, the target is Jenny’s mother and former boss, Svetlana Petrova, who orchestrated all the killings and even her daughter’s kidnapping.

Glass hinted at what to expect in season 2:

“Season 2 will take us to New York City and delve into the origin story of ‘the Whisper,’ aka the formidable assassin known as Anya, whom Jenny attempted to leave behind.”

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In From The Cold. (L to R) Margarita Levieva as Jenny, Mat Cruz as Tomás Alonso in episode 105 of In From The Cold. Cr. Samantha López/Netflix © 2021

Would you like to see a second season of In From The Cold on Netflix? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Kasey Moore of What’s on Netflix first wrote this post in March 2022. It has now been updated in December 2023.

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