The show is indeed disturbing and deals with some of the real-life tragedies teenagers get stuck with. Maybe that's why the first season grabbed attention among fans, and now they want to see the second season.
Fans loved the first season of 'Quicksand' and want to see more of it already. The streaming giant released its Swedish teen drama series 'Quicksand' on April 5 with overall 6 episodes in one go. It is a story of a teen who after the death of her fellow students goes on trial for murder. The show follows the same fashion as '13 Reasons Why' and 'Élite', both of which have been a big hit on Netflix, leading to its renewals.
The show is indeed disturbing and deals with some of the real-life tragedies teenagers get stuck with. Maybe that's why the first season grabbed attention among fans, and now they want to see the second season. But, the question is, will there be the second installment?
Frankly, nothing is certain as for now because it is too soon to comment on whether the first installment will get a sequel. The streaming giant will take a while to monitor the numbers and figures that the first season garnered, based on which it will decide whether the show should be getting the second installment. Going with what Netflix shared with The Verge, the streaming service considers a show or film watched if only it has a total running time including viewing the credits for 70 percent. Therefore, if a TV show or any movie has managed to meet that 70 percent by the people, then it leads to the making of another series.
Therefore, looking at the fact that there are a number of high-school set dramas on Netflix which have performed well, including the teen drama 'Sex Education' who got a thumbs up for season two, it wouldn't be a wrong thing to say that, 'Quicksand' does stand a good chance too.
Looking at the fact that the first season of 'Quicksand' came out this April. we can expect the renewal to take place at the same time of the month but in 2020. If the second part happens, then there will be six episodes that will all be available in one go.
The official synopsis of season 1 reads, ”When a tragedy takes place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb, a normal high school student, Maja Norberg (Ardéhn), finds herself on trial for murder. When the events of that day are revealed, so too are the private details about her relationship with Sebastian Fagerman (Sandman) and his dysfunctional family. Störst Av Allt (Quicksand) is based on the best-selling novel by Malin Persson Giolito which has been published in 26 countries and was voted Nordic Crime Novel of the year in 2016.”
Season 1 of the show revolved around a well-adjusted teenager who ended up becoming a murderer after a high school shooting with her finger on the trigger. Season one also showed the romance of teens Maja (played by Hanna Ardéhn) and her boyfriend from the wrong side of the tracks, Sebastian (Felix Sandman) before things got off the hook. The show showed the action with the trial and flashbacks to the events leading to the big tragedy. One can expect the season to start from the events of the first run, and might also add some new characters.
The fact that season 1 took place in the posh area of Stockholm suburb, it is possible that the second season might also be in the same setting. For those who don't know, the show 'Quicksand' is based on the 2016 book of the same name and since there hasn't been any sequel to the novel, getting a second installment TV show would be entertaining a brand new story.
The fact that season 2 will be engaging in a brand new storyline, we can expect the cast will be dependent on where the story is flowing, which could also mean that the main stars will be back. We can expect the cast who could return to be Hanna Ardéhn as Maja and Felix Sandman as Sebastian. Since there is no official confirmation about the show, we cannot say anything with confidence. It also depends on the focus of the show, if the second season moves its focus, then there might be a new cast coming in, which we can only be sure of if there is an official announcement. However, Camilla Ahlgren - who also worked on Scandi Noir The Bridge - could be back on writing duties for a possible season two.
In 2017, writer Camilla Ahlgren said, "It is both a great honor and challenge to work with FLX and Netflix on Quicksand," she told THR in a statement. "I want to tell this story from the main character Maja’s perspective; her story raises questions about guilt, responsibility, punishment, and redemption. It holds a mirror up to our time whilst also serving as both a suspenseful thriller and a moving love story.”
I've just finished watching Quicksand on Netflix and it was soooo good. I was expecting just another teen drama but it was so much more than that.— anna (@smoldust) May 24, 2019
Can someone please watch quicksand on Netflix and love it as much as I did!?— Katrina Brown (@katrinaaabrown) May 25, 2019
Quicksand on Netflix should have been a movie not a series— MiKayla Ogle (@mikaylaogle) May 27, 2019
holy shit you guys need to see quicksand on Netflix.— rave queen!! (@kaileysanpedro) May 29, 2019