Is What/If season 2 happening, and if so, when will it release? Created by Mike Kelley (Revenge), the drama series What/If is based in San Francisco and is meant to resemble erotic thrillers from the 1990s.
In What/If, Jane Levy stars as Lisa Ruiz-Donovan, a biotech entrepreneur who receives funding from venture capitalist Anne Montgomery (Renée Zellweger). Early on, the series relies upon a psychosexual premise a la Indecent Proposal, only to stray from the bedroom drama for a broader commentary about big business. Co-produced by Robert Zemeckis, What/If season 1 ends with narrative resolution for most of the main characters, with familial and romantic conflict driving the primary storyline.
Netflix's What/If season 1 is deliciously melodramatic and over-the-top, and it presents more than enough potential for a second season. Here’s everything we know about What/If season 2.
What/If Season 2 Hasn't Been Renewed By Netflix (Yet)
In general, Netflix typically waits three-to-six weeks before renewing original productions after a season finale. Meaning, it’s unlikely that Netflix will immediately order What/If season 2, as the series premiered on May 24. If the streaming service does indeed make an official renewal announcement prior to the end of June, that should be considered a sign of confidence. But What/If fans should know Netflix's decision on What/If season 2 latest by the end of summer.
What/If Season 2 Release Date Info
Since What/If season 2 hasn't been ordered by Netflix yet, it's unclear exactly when a potential second season would premiere. However, considering that season 1 took nine months to go from announcement to production to release, it's reasonable to expect What/If season 2 to release sometime by summer 2020, which would give the creative team time to come up with a new story.
What/If Season 2 Will Be A New Story
Netflix’s What/If season 1 leaves the door open for a second season with the same characters and storyline. Based on the public’s first reactions, the streaming service may indeed choose to move forward like a traditional series, if only because of the popcorn entertainment factor. But What/If has officially been described as an anthology series, which means that the season 1 finale will presumably mark the end of the storyline. There’s a network precedent in place for anthology series, whether it’s Netflix’s Black Mirror, FX’s American Horror Story, or HBO's True Detective. For now, we'll just have to wait and see if Netflix is ready for another round of heavy, heavy melodrama.