The French supernatural series was renewed by Netflix early this year, but things don't look as bright anymore.
Voodoo has been a subject in countless horror movies, but nothing has presented it quite like Netflix's Mortel.
The French supernatural series offers a different take on voodoo, bestowing superpower-like abilities to those who practice it.
Mortel follows Sofiane, a young man who's on a quest to find out what happened to his lost brother, Reda.
In his extreme desire to find the lost sibling, he teams up with Victor and made a pact with a red-eyed supernatural entity, Obé.
Obé granted the two with extraordinary abilities, but everything comes with a price.
With season 1 leaving more questions unanswered, can we assume season 2's coming? Let's find out.
It's bittersweet news. In January 2020, Netflix announced the renewal of the series.
Unfortunately, just two months later, the streaming giant changed its mind and decided to ax the show.
Despite its promising premise, Mortel was not able to gain enough traction to please Netflix.
This means that all of the questions left in season 1 will forever remain unanswered.
The only consolation we have is that the show's season one episodes are still available on Netflix.
Mortel arrived on Netflix on November 21, 2019, with six episodes.
If the show's renewal pushed through, then we're expecting some explanation behind Reda's disappearance.
Just as when Sofiane finally accepted that his lost brother is dead, Reda suddenly showed up at the front door towards the end of season 1.
Voodoo god Obé convinced Sofiane to kill someone to save the life of his brother. But no one has really died in his hands until the end of the season. So where was Reda all those times? What happened to him?
Although Obé's fate seems to have ended in season one, there was a huge hint that more troubles are coming for Sofiane and his crew.
Obé mentioned his mother and father at the beginning of the series, who could've definitely come to the mortal world and avenge him for season 2.
We're also expecting to see more of Luisa as she plays a vital role in the team after eventually trapping and defeating Obé in season 1.
If season 2 pushed through, we could've seen a stronger Luisa who's now dedicated her life in learning the voodoo practice.
Mortel mostly comprises of young actors. They are Carl Malapa as Sofiane, Nemo Schiffman as Victor, Manon Bresch as Luisa, Corentin Fila as Obé, and Sami Outabali as Reda, among others.
Now that season 2 is officially canceled, let's just take a look at season 1's ominous yet action-packed trailer. As mentioned, if you ever want to watch Mortel's six episodes, season 1 is still available on Netflix.