‘The Society’ Creator Reveals Some Things That Would Have Happened in Season 2
What happened at the end of the first season?
For those unfamiliar, here’s the official description of the series per Netflix:
The Society follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive. The series is a modern take on Lord of the Flies.
The series starred Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Sean Berdy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jacques Colimon, Olivia DeJonge, Alex Fitzalan, Kristine Froseth, Jose Julian, Alexander MacNicoll, and Toby Wallace.
The show’s first season concluded with a major cliffhanger at the end of the season finale. Allie Pressman (Newton) and her allies, primarily Will LeClair (Colimon), were in control of the makeshift government for most of the season. But Allie loses the support of The Guard (essentially town’s law enforcement). Influenced by the psychopathic Campbell Eliot (Wallace), Lexie (Grace Victoria Cox) and Harry (Fitzalan) to seize control of everything and have Allie and Will arrested. Campbell has them tell the town that Allie and Will tried to steal the election.
At the end of the episode, the search team that went to look for new land to use for crops returned. Most of these folks, allied with Allie, were asking questions about everything going on.
Some of the plotlines that would have been explored in ‘The Society’ season 2
While Keyser has previously been vague and broad about what a second season of The Society would include, he went into greater detail for the first time in an interview with Variety.
Keyser said that a big part of season 2 would have been the establishment (the group who found land and animals) and the the teens within the town. Keyser said the season would see “the establishment of what we called the ‘outpost,’ and the eventual conflict between the outpost and the town over control.”
“It raised a lot of large questions about the way in which we treat each other, and the way we create caste systems and an underclass,” he added. It had big political implications, but also a lot of new relationships — and also resolving questions about who was in power, and who wasn’t.” He also said there would be “a descent into greater darkness — the rules don’t hold,” similar one of the show’s inspirations, Lord of the Flies.
Also, the bigger mysteries, like how the kids ended up in a parallel universe, would also be explored. “We spent a lot of time talking about the reasons why the children of West Ham became the children of New Ham. What the cause of that was, how they might return home,” said Keyser.
The first season of The Society is streaming on Netflix.