The Society is Netflix’s latest teen drama and has been given its season 2 renewal. The first season of The Society dropped onto the service on May 10th but as you know, it left us with plenty of questions for season 2 of The Society. Here’s what we know about season 2, what will happen and some alternatives of what to watch next while we’re waiting.
Just to recap, this is Netflix’s latest teen drama which involves some supernatural elements and sees a group of high school graduates head to a field trip. Sadly, they’re unable to make their way to the destination so return home but find their town is empty. It’s up to them to figure out what’s going on and find a way to keep things going.
Season 1 released on Netflix on May 10th, 2019 on Netflix around the world. If you haven’t begun watching just yet, check out our everything you need to know guide before jumping in.
Now let’s take a look at what to expect and when we can expect season 2 of The Society on Netflix.
The Society Season 2 Renewal Status
Official renewal status: Renewed (last updated: 05/12/2019)
After two months of waiting, we learned that season 2 of The Society is returning to Netflix thanks to a Tweet from the See What’s Next Twiter account.
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) July 9, 2019
Critic Reviews for the series were strong with Metacritic sitting at a 68 with critics praising the tension building throughout but criticized the show for not doing anything particularly new. In a similar vein, fans have rated the show a 6.3 on IMDb with similar criticisms and praises echoes.
In the season 2 announcement video, we saw different members of the cast speak about the second season. They gave us a few teases of what to expect whether it was for “more pie? more fugitive, more memes and more answers about Charlie.” They also mentioned that we’d get to hear more on Becca’s baby daddy and jokingly, Grizz’s hair.
Where is season 2 of The Society in production?
Filming for The Society originally was due to start in March 2020 but as with other Netflix Originals it joined the big list of Netflix Originals, The Society was postponed specifically going on a “4-8 week hiatus”.
Filming for the series takes place solely in Boston but in August 2020 we have still not heard whether production has resumed. In an article posted to Wbur, a Netflix project was mentioned (not named but expected to be The Society S2) which seems to suggest that filming in the region will be able to get back up and running in September saying:
“He recently heard that in mid-September Netflix will be starting pre-production on a project originally planned for spring.”
What to expect from season 2 of The Society
Despite their turbulent beginnings, the little society actually began to function towards the end. We’ve got a little bit more understanding on what’s going on and how the event came to be but there are still a lot of questions remaining on that front.
Of course, the first season sets up a second season perfectly with the coup in full flow and Allie and Will removed from leadership. Although Lexie is fronting up the coup, it’s not clear whether she herself would be able to handle the responsibilities of running The Society.
In terms of theories of the bigger questions, there are plenty of them going. In the show, we see a parallel universe theory, a duplicate town theory or even a social experiment. Of course, some theories contradict some of the other things in the show. The solar eclipse being at the wrong time suggests they may not even be on our Earth. The smell is never really explained either and don’t forget the fact a coin could never land on heads. We suspect Cassandra lied about the last flip.
We’ve also got the few end scenes where we see an even younger group of kids and the adults still alive.
Hopefully, the character development continues and the relationships we see either building or dividing through season 1 continue.
Casting news for The Society season 2
The first major casting news came in April 2020 with the announcement that Olivia Nikkananen had been upped to a series regular.
Thanks to multiple IMDb updates we can bring you a list of cast members confirmed to be returning including:
- Kathryn Newton
- Gideon Adlon
- Sean Berdy
- Natasha Liu Bordizzo
- Jacques Colimon
- Olivia DeJonge
- Alex Fitzalan
- Kristine Froseth
- José Julián
- Alex MacNicoll
- Toby Wallace
- Jack Mulhern
- Spencer House
- Emilio Garcia-Sanchez
- Grace Victoria Cox
When will season 2 of The Society release on Netflix?
Thanks to the season 2 announcement, we know that season 2 of The Society will be released in 2020. However, as we mentioned a little earlier, the coronavirus could mean that it’s pushed back to late 2020. In April 2020, Deadline suggested the series is coming in late 2020.
With filming expected to restart in September, however, it’s highly unlikely that’s going to happen. We’re currently expecting the series second season to arrive on Netflix at some point in 2021 instead.
What to watch after finishing The Society season 1
There are loads of shows that fall into this type of genre. The biggest and most obvious show is actually another Netflix Original. We’re referring to Between which unfortunetely has gone MIA since its second season landed in 2016.
Many people have also compared the show to a number of The CW shows. These include Riverdale and The 100 which have similar themes or premises.
Netflix themselves recommends The End of the F***ing World, Ameican Vandal, Stranger Things and even the recent hit, Dead to Me for those who enjoyed The Society.
Now it’s over to you. Do you want to see The Society return for a second season on Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.