As mentioned above, Absentia has received mixed reviews in the United States. On Rotten Tomatoes, the crime drama has a score of 7.17/10 and a 57% approval rating among critics, while the viewers have evaluated the first season of the show at 3.3/5/54%. On Metacritic, the current installment of Absentia has a score of 59/100 and 6.2/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. At the same time, the spectators of Amazon Prime Video have evaluated Absentia at 4.1 out of 5 stars. On IMDb, an overall score of the show looks pretty high as well, 7.4/10 > 2,700 votes. Thus, it can be said that the US debut of Absentia was rather average.
As mentioned above, Absentia was a success worldwide. According to Deadline, the show was the number one program in its time slot when it debuted in Spain, Portugal, Romania, and Poland. Additionally, Amazon will broadcast Absentia in various international markets, such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, India, etc. This circumstance allows us to assume that Amazon is interested in the renewal of the show for a next season.
Another hint that Absentia could have a sophomore installment exists in its storyline. We don't want to spoil, but the show can't end this way like it was showcased in the final episode of Season 1. In other words, there exists a storytelling opportunity for a next season.
Finally, Stana Katic doesn't rule out that Absentia has a chance for another installment. About three months ago, Stana published at her official Facebook page that "#ABSENTIA 'S pickup by #Amazon was officially announced today, which means more nights of swanky Karaoke for my Bulgarian crew and me in season 2!" Take a look at the confirmation below.
Summing up, various factors allow us to think that Amazon Prime Video is about to renew Absentia for another round. The series has been successful globally; it has appropriate ratings; Amazon streams Absentia across the world and thereby is interested in the show's continuation; some show's participants know more about the possible renewal and share their feelings regarding this fact on their official pages. We conclude, as a result, that Absentia has a real potential to return for Season 2. We just need to wait for a while before the official announcement by Amazon.
What Is Absentia About?If you have not yet watched this psychological thriller on Amazon Prime Video, please, read a brief overview of the web series below.
The story focuses on Emily Byrne, a former FBI agent who has been presumed dead for years. Emily's mission was to track down one of the most wanted Boston's serial killer. However, as a result, she has vanished without a trace. Six years later, Emily suddenly reappears, being found in a cabin in the forest. Byrne has no idea what happened to her. However, upon returning home, she will have to reclaim her identity, restore her marriage, as well as to untangle the tangle of a new series of murders she relates to.
Concerning The Likely Release Date For Season 2 of AbsentiaAs mentioned above, Absentia has strong odds of returning for a second season on Amazon Video or at least AXN. However, both networks are keeping silence on the subject so far. Nonetheless, our small study revealed that some participants of the show are likely aware of the future plans of Amazon and AXN. Consequently, in the case of renewal, we see two possible periods for the upcoming premiere. At best, Absentia could return for Season 2 in September 2018, following the current schedule of Absentia on AXN. Otherwise, we expect the premiere in February 2019, according to the show's debut on Amazon Prime Video.
However, in any case, all the data below is just our forecast. Whatever may have been, we will have to wait for the official announcement. Be sure; we will update this page as soon as getting some additional official reports on the subject. In the meantime, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.