Seven Seconds Season 2: Cancelled after one season

Seven Seconds season 1 is out and with reviews for the show being extremely high, there’s no doubt there’s going to be a season 2 of Seven Seconds coming to Netflix. Below, we’ve got everything we know about the possibility, its renewal status and a potential release date too.

Netflix isn’t in need of more mystery crime dramas but more are always welcome. Seven Seconds doesn’t do anything particularly new but it is masterfully filmed and paced throughout the 10 episodes.

The premise of the show is an investigation to the death a 15-year-old African American boy in Jersey City. Added to this, the police are trying to actively cover up the crime.

Seven Seconds Season 2 Renewal Status

Official Renewal Status: Cancelled (last updated 04/19/2018)

When original plans for the show were laid out, it was announced that the show is an anthological series. Given this, it’s likely that season 2 was definitely on the horizon for the show.

Despite the showrunners intention, Netflix canned the show on April 19th.

Cindy Holland who is VP of Original Content at Netflix said “We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of Seven Seconds. Together they created a compelling, timely and relevant crime drama. The first season is a complete, stand-alone story that we are proud to feature on Netflix for years to come,”

That goes against the original intentions for the series which may underline another reason as to why the show has been canceled. More often than not, shows are canceled on Netflix because of low viewership and because Netflix doesn’t release stats, it’s hard to say if Seven Seconds was a victim of this reason.

If we compare to other shows in February (which was a very busy month for Netflix Originals) you can see that Seven Seconds pulled in nowhere near the sort of search traffic as Altered Carbon did.

It’s not now known whether the series will be shopped to other networks. Suitable networks for this type of drama could include FX, Showtime or AMC given they have similar titles in their libraries.

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Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.