The Innocents Season 2: Renewal Status and Netflix Release Date

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The Innocents ended season 1 with a massive cliffhanger and almost definitely leads into season 2. Will Netflix be picking up the series for a second season or will it be added to the cancellation list? Let’s take a look at whether or not The Innocents is getting season 2 and when it’ll be on Netflix.

The new sci-fi series set predominantly in the United Kingdom features a girl on the run from the authorities as she possesses a special ability like her mother to shapeshift into others. Only eight episodes made up the first season which released on Netflix on August 24th.

The Innocents Season 2 Renewal Status

Official Renewal Status: not yet renewed (last updated: 26th August 2018)

Unlike some series on Netflix, The Innocents was only initially ordered for a single season. It’s not a limited series though and given the ending (as we’ll discuss below) there’s a big setup for season 2.

We think that The Innocents will definitely be coming back for a second season given how quickly

Here are a few fans of the show on Twitter expressing their hopes for a second season.

Speaking with IndieWire, Sorcha Groundsell was asked about season 2 and she only had this to say: “I know nothing. I’m an actor. They don’t tell me stuff.”

One of the key writers for the show said: “Oh yeah, we never stop talking about it,” Elkington said. “You can’t stop us with our nutcase-y ideas. We couldn’t have been happier or prouder about how Series 1 turned out, and we’re very hopeful that there’ll be a Series 2, but nothing official yet.”

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What to expect from season 2

Caution! Spoilers!

As we discussed in more detail in our season 1 ending explained article, there’s a lot left open for season 2.

Let’s start off with the two main characters though. Harry is likely now trapped after June shapeshifts twice and as we know from earlier episodes, this has catastrophic consequences for the victims.

June will now likely be taken into the authorities by Harry’s mom. June’s mother is also being arrested at the end of episode 8 too.

Kam leaves Runa on the island of Sanctum and is likely now heading off to find June which hopefully she can lend a hand.

We still don’t know that much about why the women of The Innocents can shapeshift or indeed how the daughters of shapeshifters can have their power evolve to experience emotions of the person they’re possessing.

When will season 2 of The Innocents be on Netflix?

The production for season 1 of The Innocents was a pretty slick operation. The series was first ordered in August 2017 with filming only starting in February of 2018. Assuming the series gets a quick season 2 order from Netflix, we expect the show to stick to a yearly format.

Assuming it keeps to the yearly format, you can expect season 2 of The Innocents to arrive in August 2019.

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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.