Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 1 and 2 of Bonding.
Netflix injects BDSM kinks and fetishes with dark comedy in its series Bonding, which has recently returned to the platform for a second season.
Season 2 catches up with Tiffany (Zoe Levin) and Peter (Brendan Scannell), who reconnected in Season 1 to form Manhattan's dynamic BDSM duo: Mistress May and Master Carter.
With the release of eight new episodes, fans are dying to know if Bonding will be back for a Season 3.
Keep scrolling for everything we know!
Will there be a Season 3 of 'Bonding'?
Season 2 of Bonding took a markedly different direction than the series' inaugural season. At the end of Season 1, Pete and Tiff had to reroute to Mistress Mira's business, after having found themselves effectively banned from every dungeon in the city.
Season 2 picked up at Mistress Mira's and explored the paths of both characters. Specifically, we learned more about the backstory of Tiff and Pete's complicated friendship, part of which has to do with the fact that Pete actually got Tiff pregnant back in high school, and she quietly got an abortion without ever telling him.
Pete has to contend with performing his Dom-based stand-up act on TV, which Tiff doesn't approve of, and we see a moment where Pete tells her he needs to stop being "owned by her," after which the two protagonists go their separate ways.
Separately, Tiff is working through issues in her relationship with her mother, and trying to better understand why she's so resistant to love.
A Ready Steady Cut review of Bonding writes that the second season is much "more fruitful and more emotional" than the first.
"Bonding continues to manifest our desires and bring light to the dominatrix community," the outlet writes.
"While the previous installment gave it a larger dose of comedy, there's more respect for the community's work in this season; there's an understanding that the world of dominatrix fulfills the pleasure of many [and] that it is not just a space for whips and leather," they continue.
When will Season 3 of 'Bonding' come out?
Many viewers worry that the distinct direction this season of Bonding takes might be the demise of the series. "My main fear is that Season 2 does not pick up enough traction, and it falls to the third season curse," Ready Steady Cut's reviewer writes.
However, it's much too soon to tell what the fate of Bonding will be. That's because the new season released on Jan. 27, 2021, and Netflix has not yet had the necessary time to compute ratings, viewership, and other metrics that are needed for another season of the series to be ordered.
Add to that the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant slow down in productions worldwide, and it becomes nearly impossible to assume when the series will release, if it is indeed green lit.
The Cinemaholic remains hopeful. "If everything goes accordingly and the show gets recommissioned soon, we expect Bonding Season 3 to drop sometimes in 2022," they write.
For the time being, while we await confirmation on the BDSM series, stream the first two seasons of Bonding on Netflix today.