Teen drama The Society season 1 is out now on Netflix, but what should fans expect from The Society season 2 on Netflix if the story continues on? Netflix has found a great deal of success with its teen-geared YA dramas in recent years, first with 13 Reasons Why, but more recently with On My Block and Sex Education. For The Society, Party of Five co-creator Christopher Keyser loosely adapts William Golding's classic Lord of the Flies in a modern day tale about power.
The premise of The Society is fairly simple, if requiring a great deal of suspension of disbelief: A group of teens set out from their affluent Connecticut town only to return abruptly and discover everyone - their parents, siblings and all others - have mysteriously disappeared. Left to their own devices, the teens must figure out how to keep the peace in their new normal, with survival quickly taking precedence over figuring out what happened to them and how they might return home. Over the course of The Society season 1, drama unfolds and fans may be wondering what's next.
Netflix's The Society season 1 premiered May 10, with all 10 episodes debuting at once. However, The Society season 1 finale leaves plenty of questions left unanswered, paving the way for Netflix and Keyser to continue the story into a second season. Now, for those fans wondering what's next after season 1, here's what to expect from a potential The Society season 2.
Netflix Hasn't Renewed The Society For Season 2 (Yet)
As of yet, Netflix hasn't renewed The Society for season 2, and news of such a renewal may not arrive for a month. Typically, the streaming service gives a show four weeks before making a decision about whether to cancel or renew it. As such, a renewal will depend on how popular The Society is among Netflix viewers and fans will just have to wait for news.
When Will The Society Season 2 Release?
Considering The Society was ordered to series in July 2018 and proceeded to develop/produce season 1, it's likely season 2 won't arrive until early 2020. Netflix dramas typically release seasons about a year apart to allow for writing and filming, and any post-production work needed. So The Society season 2 will likely premiere Spring 2020, unless Netflix fast-tracks it.
What Will The Society Season 2's Story Be About?
SPOILERS for The Society season 1 finale ahead
The Society season 2 will no doubt continue the story of New Ham figuring out how to survive without the help of their parents or the outside world. In the finale, Grizz returns to New Ham with news that they found land to be farmed and animals to be hunted, indicating the town won't starve. However, the political landscape of New Ham is much more fraught.
With the help of Lexie, Harry and the guard, Campbell managed to pull off a coup, usurping Allie's power as mayor and arresting her along with her right hand, Will. Though many of the town's residents believe the story they're fed that Allie and Will tried to steal the election, many of their allies do not - including Gordie, Kelly and Grizz. But while Lexie and Harry assume the role of mayor together, presumably Campbell will be the one pulling the strings from behind the scenes. And with Campbell established as a violent psychopath, it's likely that the quality of life in New Ham will only decline as time goes. Thankfully, there remain good people in the town, and they'll no doubt plot to take power back from those who stole it.
Meanwhile, The Society season 2 will certainly further explore the mystery of what happened to the kids and where exactly they are. The last scene of The Society season 1 returned to West Ham - showing the dog that Elle believed Campbell had killed - revealing the town remains and remembers the kids who mysteriously disappeared. So where did the kids go? An alternate reality? Hopefully The Society season 2 will provide some solid answers.
The Society season 1 is currently available in its entirety on Netflix.