Will Australian Netflix Original Pine Gap be back for Season 2?

Pine Gap – Courtesy of Netflix/ABC

Pine Gap season 1 is now on Netflix and questions surrounding its second season have already begun popping up so here’s the official renewal status of Pine Gap and when you could expect season 2 of Pine Gap to arrive on Netflix. 

The drama/thriller is a co-production of Netflix that means while it’s carried as a Netflix Original it’s partly produced by another party. In this case, it’s the Australian broadcaster, ABC. The series is about a joint intelligence detail who work together in a secret facility in central Australia.

Has the series been renewed?

Official Renewal Status: Not Yet Renewed (Last updated: 12/12/2018)

The series has yet to be renewed for a second season. Because the show is a co-production, it’s not entirely down to Netflix as to whether it gets another outing. The decision will be jointly shared between Netflix and ABC although sometimes Netflix has chosen to go at it alone.

One metric ABC in Australia will be looking at is the viewing figures. Viewing figures for the show in Australia peaked with episode 1 with 580,000 viewers with a low of 360,000 viewers on episode 5.

Reviews have been mixed across the board with a particularly scathing review popping up in The Sydney Morning Herald with the headline asking “Is anyone watching?”.

Our guess is that the series will get renewed but we’re only 50% sure.

When would a second season be on Netflix?

The show would likely follow a typical network schedule. By this we mean that it’d follow an annual schedule meaning it’d likely air in Australia between October and November 2019 before ending up on Netflix in either November or December 2019. That’s purely speculative at the moment while we don’t have an official status on the future of the show.

Do fans want a second season of Pine Gap?

There’s been a swathe of fans across social media requesting a second season. One fan managed to get an answer from one of the members of the cast. Jacqueline McKenzie plays Kath Sinclair

Now over to you. Do you want to see Pine Gap coming back for a second season? Let us know in the comments below.