Every so often, a new series creeps its way onto Netflix and quietly becomes a hit in its own right with the fanbase to back it up. And while fans wait for the Season 2 premiere of The Society, it has become clear that the mysterious drama did just that. The show is about what happens to a town full of teenagers when literally everyone else mysteriously goes missing and there is no way out of their newly created society.
Season 1 started off with what you would expect from a few dozen unsupervised teens — lots of sex, drugs, and fighting for control. Underneath it all, however, was the burning mystery of what happened to everyone else and whether or not the town of New Ham is the same place these kids had grown up or if it's an alternate reality. When The Society Season 2 premieres on Netflix, the mystery will return, but hopefully bring some answers with it.
So, when does The Society Season 2 premiere?
Although the official premiere date hasn't yet been announced, it wasn't long after the series premiered that Netflix announced The Society had been renewed for a second season. In a YouTube video posted on Netflix’s official account, the cast announced that The Society will return in 2020.
If Season 2 follows the same schedule as The Society’s inaugural season on Netflix, then fans can expect Season 2 to drop in May 2020. There is always the chance the streaming platform will bring it back sooner or that the second season takes a little longer to complete, but it will likely drop in the spring of 2020.
The Season 2 plot could answer questions.
At the end of the first season, Gordie theorized that they were all in a parallel universe and the last scene of the finale seemed to confirm this. But it also brought a ton of other questions about how they got there, if the parents know what happened to the teenagers, and if everyone who dies in this new New Ham really is dead.
The hope among fans is that Season 2 answers some of these mysteries. Creator Chris Keyser told The Hollywood Reporter that the show will answer questions, but it could be a slow revelation.
"They don’t have a lot of resources, they’re just kids in the middle of nowhere, so there are lots of things that are virtually unanswerable," he said. "We planned that mystery as if this were going to be a long-running series, so the question of 'Can they get home?' will run throughout the entire show."
Campbell might not stay in power in Season 2.
Toby Wallace, who plays Campbell on The Society, told Cosmopolitan that fans shouldn’t be too concerned about Campbell being voted into his leadership role at the end of Season 1.
"The way things end in the show, there’s quite a lot of potential for the shift in power and a shift in kind of alliances between characters," Toby said. "I think Campbell’s mission to get power, as successful as he seems to be, will probably fall at some point."
Who will be in The Society Season 2?
The good news is that most of the cast is confirmed to return for Season 2 of The Society. When Netflix posted the Season 2 video on YouTube, much of the cast who remained alive at the end of the first season were present to announce its return. Unfortunately, that doesn’t include the few characters who died in Season 1, but most of the original cast will be back to continue the mystery and help you continue to love them (Sam) or loathe them (Campbell).
The Society Season 2 probably won't premiere on Netflix until well into 2020, but when it does come back, fans will be able to be fully immersed in the mystery of New Ham for a proper binge once again.
Season 1 of The Society is currently available for streaming on Netflix.