In their exclusive interview for the Sunday Express, Channel 4's spokesman stated that "no decision" had yet been made regarding Season 2. But does that mean that Netflix isn't going to produce another season for this incredibly successful television series? Let's take a look at some significant points in an attempt to figure out the odds.
First, The End of the F***ing World has received the universal acclaim. Both critics and viewers were impressed with this show. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of The End of the F***ing World has a score of 8.24/10 with a 97% approval rating from critics and 4.6/5/93% among the viewers. On Metacritic, the series has a score of 82/100, 8.2/10, critics/viewers, respectively. Meanwhile, on IMDb, The End of the F***ing World has a rating of 8.4/10 ~ 31,500 votes.
In the UK, the show averaged 1.07 million viewers per episode, while its pilot episode has garnered 0.93 million viewers. Unfortunately, Netflix never unveils its viewing figures. However, according to the resonance in the media and a response from critics and viewers, we conclude that this web series turned quite successful in the US. Honestly, no one could expect that this black comedy might gain such success.
Recent NewsOn January 24, 2018, Charles Forsman exclusively said to Express.co.uk that he "doesn't have any plans for doing a sequel to the book and as for the show." But still, he doesn't rule out to participate in the filming of Season 2. We suggest you read the entire article since Forsman's statements are quite controversial. It seems that he hasn't been ready for such popularity of his work. That's why he doesn't know what to say now when everyone demands the continuation of this story.
Our OpinionIn our opinion, it's evident that The End of the F***ing World Season 2 would happen someday. Stranger Things seemed to be entirely completed with its first season. The Duffer Brothers were not ready for such a success. However, when they have finally comprehended what hysteria their masterpiece has caused, they decided to write the story for four more seasons. In the case of The End of the F***ing World, we observe the same situation.
Netflix has no chance since the global broadcaster will have to meet the demand. Thus, if Channel 4 won't find any solution, Netflix will have to hire writers for Season 2. That's how the capitalist world works. About 160,000 people visited the Wikipedia page of the series on January 7, 2018. What should they do with all these fans?
Summing up, we believe that The End of the F***ing World will return for Season 2 on Netflix no matter how. This show possesses all the elements of success, such as a huge fan base, excellent reception, steady television ratings, resonance in the media, etc. No one network desires to miss such commercial success. Therefore, we tend to believe that Netflix will have to find some solution how to create the second installment for The End of the F***ing World. Were we right or wrong, we will see.
The End of the F***ing World SummaryIf you have just joined Netflix, and thereby had no chance to watch this show, here is a brief overview below.
This black comedy follows James, a teenage boy who considers himself a psychopath. His hobby is to kill animals. But he is about to try his hand at killing people. James becomes closer to his classmate, Alyssa, a rebellious teenage girl, who shortly becomes his love interest. Alyssa also keeps the demons in her head. She invites James to escape together, in an attempt to hide from the everyday troubles. James accepts the offer, but he strives to kill Alyssa at a convenient opportunity. Thus, they both embark on a journey across the country.
About The Likely Release Date For Season 2As mentioned above, we don't rule out that The End of the F***ing World will return on Netflix (Channel 4). On the contrary, we consider that Netflix has no chance; the broadcaster must do something to meet the demand for Season 2. Unluckily, there has been no official news on the subject neither from Channel 4 nor Netflix. Therefore, it's difficult to predict any release date for the next season.
However, in the case of renewal, we doubt that the premiere could take place this year. There is no source material for filming Season 2. As a result, Netflix will have to hire authors who could continue the story. This process might take a lot of time. Thus, the most likely date for the Season 2 premiere is the first half of 2019. Of course, all the data above are just our forecast.
Don't take it so seriously. However, we believe in this version. Anyway, we are waiting for the official news by Channel 4 and Netflix. We will update this page as soon as any of these networks announce some additional information. As of now, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed on the subject.