The Society season 1 premiered to a lot of fanfare and was among the anticipated Netflix shows of 2019. But is the fanfare enough to get a second season?
For those who are not in the know, The Society is a brand new mystery teen drama centered around a group of teenagers who somehow find themselves mysteriously transported into a seemingly alternate version of their hometown without any sign of their parents.
Because the series just dropped its first season on Netflix on May 10th, 2019 around the world, there’s no telling what’s coming after the final episode. Word of advice, if you’re a huge mystery fan and haven’t seen the series yet, we advise you to go and binge the series now because we’ll be riddling this post with spoilers from the first season.
Since there’s no word on its renewal status, it’s up in the air when season 2 is expected to drop. But, Netflix is known to release teen dramas annually, so there’s something to consider going forward.
Also, if we take into account that filming for the first season started out back in July 2018, it can be assumed that we will get season 2 by early or mid-2020.
We can only assume that most of the cast members of the first season to reprise their roles in the second one. The core cast includes:
Allie, played by Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, Blockers, and Detective Pikachu)
Cassandra, played by Rachel Keller (Legion, Fargo, Supernatural)
Becca, played by Gideon Adlon (Blockers, The Mustang, Skin in the Game)
Will, played by Jacques Colimon (Everybody Wants Some!!, Endless Light, When We Burn Out)
Elle, played by Olivia DeJonge (The Visit, The Sisterhood of Night, Better Watch Out)
Harry, played by Alex Fitzalan (Slender Man, The Get, Life Series)
Kelly, played by Kristine Froseth (Apostle, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Let the Right One In)
Gordie, played by Jose Julian (A Better Life, Murder in the Woods, Shameless)
Helena, played by Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Hotel Mumbai, Detective Chinatown 2)
Luke, played by Alex MacNicoll (Transparent, Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison, McFarland)
Grizz, played by Jack Mulhern (debuted in The Society)
Bean, played by Salena Qureshi (The Brave, Madam Secretary, All These Small Moments)
Lexie, played by Grace Victoria Cox (Under the Dome, Twin Peaks, Manson’s Lost Girls)
Sam, played by Sean Berdy (Switched at Birth, The Sandlot Kids 2, Drunk History)
Campbell, played by Toby Wallace (Dark Frontier, Neighbours, Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS)
So to recap, this series revolves around a group of high school teenagers who embark on an unexpected supernatural turn of events. They were supposed to head out on a field trip, but because they couldn’t make their way over to their destination, they decided to head back. However, upon returning home, something bizarre came afoot; their entire hometown was suddenly deserted. It’s up to them to figure out what’s going on and try to get through with the way things are now.
Because The Society recently dropped on Netflix, which is 6 days prior to this writing, it hasn’t been renewed by the streaming service. But given how it goes with its shows, Netflix will probably renew it in a month or two from now. This is a necessary approach because it allows Netflix to analyze the level of feedback that the show received to even be considered for renewal.
Perhaps the best way to renew a show is to binge on all the episodes quickly and then spread the word about it to others you know.
So far, the reviews have been pretty solid, with a Metacritic score of 68 and an IMDb overall score of 6.5. On both websites, the series is praised by critics for the overall tension building but criticized it for not necessarily doing anything new.
So far, after the first season capped off, we got a little bit more of an understanding of how the universe of The Society came to be, but are still some questions that need answering. We also got to see how the main cast of characters is now working together to make the best of their dire situation.
From what transpired in the first season, the coup was successfully executed, which saw the removal of Allie and Will from their leadership positions. But even though Lexie is heading the coup, it’s not clear whether or not she’s ready to take up leadership responsibilities.
Now for the bigger, more concerning questions, there are plenty of theories to play around with. Some of those theories include a duplicate town theory, an alternate universe theory, or perhaps a social experiment. But some of those theories contradict the others.
Some of the developments we got that leans to the alternate universe theory include the solar eclipse occurring at the wrong time. The origin of the smell was never explored and then there’s the fact that a coin doesn’t land on heads. We can only assume that Cassandra lied about the last coin toss.
There were also a couple of scenes which showed a younger group of kids along with adults who are still alive.
We hope to see more character developments and those relationships continue to build heading into the second season.