The show has gone through some controversies because of some subject matter which covers the ending and beginning.
Netflix is giving birth to different kinds of movies and series in different languages, surprising viewers with vast options to keep them engrossed. One such series is a Colombian series that is about a witch who has entered the modern world for her and her love. The storyline is refreshing and has managed to keep viewers engaged with spectacular visualizing sights. The series also gives a clearer and intimate look at the slavery system of Colombia. This series aired globally and is being loved by many. It has just been a while since the series came on Netflix and fans already want to know whether there will be a second season to it or not. Netflix announced the series in December 2017 but it took one year to premiere on Netflix itself. It was shot entirely in Colombia in locations such as Bogota, Cartagena, and Honda. Here's everything we need to know about its development.
It's been just about four months since the series was premiered on Netflix, therefore, the streaming giant itself should enlighten us about whether the series deserves a second installment or not anytime now. It completely depends on the number the first season manages to get if the numbers are good, Netflix would be happy to give it a sequel.
As far as the numbers are concerned, we can be sure that the show is growing popular on IMDb and even critics reviews have generally been positive for the show. Another thing to notice is the fact that the series isn't dubbed as a limited one which usually means that fans can hope for future seasons. And, if at all the renewal takes place, the new series might come as early as January 2020.
The show has gone through some controversies because of some subject matter which covers the ending and beginning. The ending especially became controversial when Carmen Eguiluz chooses to go back to life with her slave master. The controversies erupted based on cultural differences and sparked outrage amongst people on Twitter as to how the series portrays slavery.
In a post entitled, “How Siempre Bruja missed the mark”, the author went on to say: “Hiding behind the “love conquers all/ power of love” platitude like Carmen is not returning to the cruel reality as a Black slave in the 17th Century? No one is asking for these slave/slave owner love stories. That should not be a form of story development in 2019.”
The 'Siempre Bruja' which is called 'Always A Witch' in English is a story about a 19-year-old witch named Carmen, who has traveled through time only to find herself in present 2019 Cartagena. from the 17th Century. During her time, which was centuries ago, Carmen who was a Colombian slave was on the verge of being burned alive for falling in love with a white man. To save her lover, she escapes and time travels with the help of a powerful spell.
The series is directed by Mateo Stivelberg, and Liliana Bocanegra, and is originally based on the writing of Isidora Chacon who also wrote the series along with Ana Maria Parra.
The series features Angely Gaviria as Carmen, who is the witch (Bruja), with Verónica Orozco as Ninibe. Apart from them, there is Cristina Warner as Isabel de Aranoa, Lenard Vanderaa as Cristobal De Aranoa, Carlos Quintero as León, Sebastian Eslava as Esteban, and others. Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Netflix Originals, also shared his excitement for the new series. He said, “Our second Colombian original Siempre Bruja is not only a magnetic young adult story that audiences will love but also holds a powerful message of empowerment that will connect deeply with members both in Colombia and globally.”
Looks like, they cannot wait for the second season to unfold.
Siempre Bruja is my show , ready for season 2— 🐝 (@_BiancaDixon) May 30, 2019
Yo, anyone got a status on Siempre Bruja season 2? @netflix come through, tho— Kennedy Erin (@MsKennedyErin) March 24, 2019
I NEED A SEASON 2 OF SIEMPRE BRUJA CAN’T BELIEVE SHE WENT BACK WITH CRISTOBAL COLONIAL LOOKIN BOY— beatriz(*･ω･)ﾉ (@lolbeatriz_) February 23, 2019
Imma need for Siempre Bruja season 2 to drop already 😩— ⭐️ (@QueenofUtopia) February 16, 2019
Sis needs to lose the dead weight from the 15th century and live her best life as a badass witch! pic.twitter.com/EBgNeupht1
Siempre bruja on @netflix is about love and empowerment not slavery and racism it depicts the past and its growth to freedom for the Afro Colombian community I’m Colombian I can’t wait for season 2 #siemprebruja #AlwaysAWitch #season2— Flixer (@Flixer17) February 13, 2019
If you really love me and are down, you'll watch Siempre Bruja (Always a Witch) on Netflix for me. I NEED season 2 and Afro-Latina roles NEED to be supported.— naye🍃 (@naaayyyye) February 3, 2019