The show revolves around a New-York based dominatrix and her gay best friend.
This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of February 20, 2021.
Bonding is a Netflix show that has won quite a number of fans for its different take on the BDSM community. It follows a New-York-based dominatrix and her gay best friend and the duo is called Mistress May and Master Cater.
Netflix described the show: Chains, whips and hilarious quips! For grad student/dominatrix Tiff (Zoe Levin) and her cash-strapped gay best friend Pete (Brendan Scannell), S&M is a business, not a pleasure. Well, maybe there's a little pleasure. Their professional relationship redefines their friendship, but more importantly, helps them find themselves.
According to E! Online, the dark comedy first hit Netflix in April 2019 and is loosely based on creator and Barry actor Rightor Doyle's experience working as a dominatrix bouncer. Each episode in the series runs under 20 minutes making it an easy show to binge-watch.
The show explores Tiffany and Peter’s friendship and looks into the emotional aspect of the community as well. Although it did receive some flak for its first season as it didn't take topics like consent and boundaries into careful consideration. But according to Bustle, the second season has been "praised for leaning less into humor and more into its emotional core." So will fans get a third season?
Me looking at all of you who binged the entire season already. pic.twitter.com/Pzu4eoFoR6— BONDiNG (@bondingnetflix) April 25, 2019
The second season of Bonding was released on Netflix recently. Deadline reported that the streaming service waited about nine months to renew the show for Season 2, which was then released a year after production started. So maybe we'll get news about a possible third season around September. If all goes well, the show might return in fall 2022.
Friendship is about more than the ties that bind.— Netflix (@netflix) January 27, 2021
A new season of Bonding is now streaming pic.twitter.com/Gt9EpCc2m5
Written, directed and executive produced by Rightor Doyle, the show took more inspiration and lessons from the BDSM community directly for season 2, so it's likely that season 3 will explore more emotional aspects to its storyline. “We over here at Bonding couldn’t be prouder or more excited to bring you another chapter in the story of Tiff & Pete with Season 2,” said Doyle. “We are also thrilled to be working with the BDSM community to make this season even richer and more exciting than ever before. Thank you to Netflix and you, our viewers all over the world for getting all tied up in our show. We are so grateful you loved and watched and watched some more. See you soon with more Bonding!” According to TV Season & Spoilers, Bonding Season 3 could see Pete and Tiff working out their differences.
Bonding Season 2 was so well done aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa hoping for season 3!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/mN7Xi4gqiV— banri (@jkylebanri) January 28, 2021
Zoe Levin stars as Tiff (Tiffany Chester) and Brendan Scannell as Pete, so it's pretty obvious they'll be returning to the show. We think most of the cast from season 2 will be reappearing but we'll just have to wait for details to be confirmed. According to The Cinemaholic, "Micah Stock as Tiff’s lovable boyfriend Doug, Alex Hurt as Pete’s roommate Frank, Charles Gould as the humiliation-loving Fred, and Matthew Wilkas as Tiff’s German slave Rolph" are most likely to return.