The first season of White Lines was wildly intense and I'm so looking forward to everything Netflix has in store for us for the potential new season. Let's explore all the information we have regarding season 2 of the drug-fueled murder mystery, White Lines.
White Lines was created by Alex Pina, the same guy who brought us Money Heist. With that in mind, many of us went into this show with high hopes. It didn't particularly disappoint but didn't pack the same punch as Money Heist. I think most just went in expecting too much from the legendary director.
Short answer, not yet. But don't turn away from this article just yet. There is mounting evidence that the show will be returning. Let's start with the basics. The show has been on top of probably every single top TV shows list around the world. It especially performed well in Spain, you know, where it's set, and Alex Pina's home. Now, let's get into the not so basic evidence.
Tom Rhy Harries, who played the murdered DJ Axel Collins spoke to LADbible about the possibility of season 2. In the interview, he revealed that the crew may have been scouting for locations for the new season before the global lockdowns. He said:
I know that there are recces happening for season two; they’re location scouting, if and when that goes ahead or that was happening prior to the global pandemic.
But I think everybody would be really keen to go back and visit Alex [Pina]’s world again because it’s just so out there and colorful and sort of bonkers. It’s just a fun place to live in for a little bit.
He also went to speak a little bit on the direction of the new season, saying:
There’s a couple of years on the island, where Axel, my character, and the younger cast members, we don’t see them establishing their sort of clubs there. Because at the end I own five clubs at the point of my death, so there’s a world where we could explore those missing years.
This interview makes it seem very hopeful that a new season is coming. But, scouting for the location wouldn't have meant anything if the show flopped. And given that the show did not flop we can probably expect the production to continue once the lockdowns are over.
For now, we can only speculate. Once Netflix officially renews the show for a new season we can expect filming to begin right away. However, we must also consider that these aren't normal times and there may be some delay in filming given the world situation right now.
The first season began filming in June 2019. Filming is probably not going to begin in the summer of this year but since Ibiza is nice and sunny every day of the year, filming can possibly run through the winter season.
It's highly unlikely that Netflix will turn the series into an anthology. So we can expect the major cast members to return. This includes Laura Haddock, Nuno Lopes, Daniel Mays, Marta Milans, Juan Diego Botto, Pedro Casablanc, Belén López, Angela Griffin, Laurence Fox, and Tallulah Evans.
In a recent interview British actress Laura Haddock who played Zoe revealed that she had a hard time keeping up with her international costars as well as director Alex Pina.
She said: “I just fell in love with all of them. The Spanish actors are really, really highly regarded in Spain, not necessarily people we’ve heard of here but you are standing there opposite someone at the absolute top of their game. It was such a privilege to work with them.
“If we’re lucky enough to go again, I’ve already started trying to improve my Spanish so I can communicate with Alex without having to go through a translator or using my phone to do Google Translate, which never gets it right!”
Now here is where the spoilers begin. If you have yet to finish the series then you should skip this section as there are major spoilers ahead.
At the end of the first season, we get the answer to the big question that plagued us through every episode; who killed Axel Collins?
We find out that Anna killed Axel to stop him from telling Marcus that they were sleeping together. Anna then gets Marcus to help her finish the job by running over him with a car and whacking him in the head.
This revelation leaves a lot to be desired for the new season and may either explore the modern-day or go back in time to the gang's time with Axel before he was murdered.
Industry insiders at Deadline.com have stated that Netflix producers had always planned for the show to have three seasons. So as long as the show doesn't fall into obscurity, we can expect more of the drug-fueled brilliance that is White Lines.
There isn't any as of now but we add this section to our articles so we can update it as soon as possible when a trailer is released. But, feel free to enjoy the trailer for the first season.