After just a few weeks of us reporting its second season renewal, it’s unfortunate that we also have to report on the reversal. Alongside I Am Not Okay With This is, unfortunately, The Society‘s second season in meeting the chopping block. The filming for season two was supposed to continue in September 2020, next month, but alas, that will not be the case now.
The Society was one of the streaming giant’s biggest teen drama of 2019––and that’s considering that The Umbrella Academy and other superhero movies and series exists. It involves a handful of supernatural elements with a group of high school graduates heading to the great outdoors for a field trip. Unfortunately for them, they weren’t able to get to their destination. However, while returning home, they notice that their town has suddenly become empty––and it’s up to them to figure out what the hell just happened.
On the 10th of May, 2019, the first season of the series premiered on Netflix and has quickly taken over the world. After two months of the release, the series was already renewed by the streaming platform.
In the announcement from Netflix’s official @netflixqueue Twitter account, it flaunted a video with different members of the cast speaking about the supposedly upcoming second season.
However, that didn’t come into fruition as Deadline has reported that because of the pandemic and production costs, Netflix has decided to discontinue the series.
“We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with second seasons of The Society and I Am Not Okay With This,” Netflix told Deadline.
“We’re disappointed to have to make these decisions due to circumstances created by COVID, and we are grateful to these creators, including: Jonathan Entwistle, Christy Hall, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry at 21 Laps Entertainment for I Am Not Okay With This; Chris Keyser, Marc Webb and Pavlina Hatoupis for The Society; and all the writers, casts and crews who worked tirelessly to make these shows for our members around the world,” Netflix continued.