‘The Society’: Will Netflix Cancel or Renew the Show for Season 2?

Netflix’s new teen dystopian series, The Society, has taken the world by storm. Critics and fans alike are raving about the mysterious thriller. Online, fans are eagerly swapping theories and asking questions. What’s going on with the parents? Are the teens trapped forever? What’s the deal with that dog?

Kathryn Newton from The Society
Kathryn Newton from The Society | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Season one was just released May 10th with all episodes debuting at once, but with so many unanswered questions, fans are already eager for season two. So what’s the word from Netflix on the show’s future? Here’s everything we know, so far.

Reaction to ‘The Society’

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say people are loving The Society. Currently, 95% of Google users said they liked the show. BuzzFeed called it the best teen show of 2020. Cosmopolitan said The Society will “cure your 13 Reasons Why withdrawal,” and called it “the dystopian teen nightmare of your dreams.”

Viewer ratings on IMDb are an unimpressive 6.5 out of 10, and Rotten Tomatoes has its rating at 71%. However, the show is creating a buzz all over the internet, with people discussing just what the finale means and what will happen next.

What’s ‘The Society’ About?

If you haven’t seen The Society yet, the premise is simple. A bus full of teens set out on a school trip, but they encounter roadblocks and have to turn around. When they return, things aren’t how they were before. For one thing, everyone, including their parents are gone. They seem to be in the same town they all grew up in, but only those that were on the bus remain.

It seems that they’re trapped in an alternate reality that looks exactly like their old town. They’re unable to contact anyone from the outside world, and must figure out how to survive all on their own, while also trying to figure out exactly what happened. It’s been called a modern day Lord of the Flies.

Will there be a Season 2 for ‘The Society’?

Unfortunately, there’s been no official word from Netflix yet on season two. But considering the positive reaction season one had, we can assume it will be renewed. Netflix usually decides the fate of their shows within one month of the release, so we shouldn’t have to wait long.

According to Screenrant, Netflix releases seasons about a year apart, so it’s likely The Society season two will premiere sometime in spring 2020 unless Netflix decides to fast-track it.

What ‘The Society’ Creator is Saying

The show’s creator, Christopher Keyser, told IndieWire there’s no firm plan in place for how many seasons The Society could run. “I think it’s flexible,” he said. “It could expand. I know full well that first we need to get to a second season and then we need to deal with what Netflix’ general philosophy is about how many seasons show get. I don’t really have any idea.”

Keyser told The Hollywood Reporter, “They’re in the middle of having to recreate an entire world, and surviving from one day to the next is their principal obligation. Their secondary obligation is to try to figure out what the hell is going on and to try to get home. They don’t have a lot of resources, they’re just kids in the middle of nowhere, so there are lots of things that are virtually unanswerable. We planned that mystery as if this were going to be a long-running series, so the question of ‘Can they get home?’ will run throughout the entire show.”

From what the creator has said, it appears they’re planning to have it be a long-running show. We just hope that Netflix agrees with this plan.