Renewed or Cancelled – will there be a season 2 of Anatomy of a Scandal?

April 15, 2022
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This article discusses whether there will be season 2 of the Netflix limited series Anatomy of a Scandal and its renewed or canceled status.

Anatomy of a Scandal is a scintillating courtroom mystery series starring Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, Naomi Scott, and Josette Simon. Directed by S.J. Clarkson (Collateral) and written for television by David E. Kelley and Melissa James Gibson, the series looks at an up-and-coming politician who has an affair with an underling. What makes this different? The colleague, Olivia, has now accused him of rape. Did he do it? That is the issue in question.

There is undoubtedly a history of limited or miniseries getting extensions to evolve their stories. Take Kelley’s Big Little Lies, for example, getting another season when it was announced as a limited run in 2017. However, you then have director S.J. Clarkson who never expanded her limited British series, Collateral, starring Carey Mulligan. So, which one could it be?

The series is based on a wildly successful novel, and the final scene may suggest the character of Kate Woodcroft may have legs. However, this is a stand-alone book from Vaughan with no other stories to begin to develop. But has that ever stopped them before?

Will, there be a season 2 of Anatomy of a Scandal on Netflixrenewed or canceled status.

Status: TBC

Unless the series is a breakout hit, and Anatomy of a Scandal is not sensationalized enough, I believe, to hit that status, this Ready Steady Cut critic thinks this will be the final episode of the series. Of course, unless the author decides to continue the series with additional novels. I will say that Dockery’s Kate Woodcroft would make an incredible lead character that could be involved in prosecuting future cases and other mysteries. Plus, they can play up the secret identity that she can continue to hide, which will increase tension.

Prediction: No additional seasons on the horizon… yet

Check back for updates on Anatomy of a Scandal’s renewal or cancellations status!

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