Renewed or Cancelled – will there be a Season 2 of The Life and Movies of Ersan Kuneri?

May 13, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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This article discusses the potential of The Life and Movies of Ersan Kuneri Season 2 and may contain some minor spoilers for the first season. You can check out our spoiler-free season review by clicking these words and our ending explained article by clicking these ones.

They can’t all be winners, can they? One of Netflix’s latest efforts, the eight-part Turkish “comedy” The Life and Movies of Ersan Kuneri, is a brutally unfunny and overlong misfire that amounts to very little at best and is actively challenging to sit through at worst. But quality has never been the metric by which a show’s future is decided, so with that in mind it’s worth asking — even if it’s only the once — what the likelihood of a second season is.

Renewed or canceled status – will there be a Season 2 of The Life and Movies of Ersan Kuneri?

Status: TBC

While it’s hard for me to fathom why anyone thought the first season was a good idea, it boggles the mind to think anyone would want to see a second. But you never know, so it’ll be worth keeping an eye on Netflix Top 10 to track viewing figures if this show happens to be something that tickles your fancy.

My prediction, though? I think it’s very unlikely. There’s no name or IP recognition here, the story wasn’t exactly left on a cliffhanger, and it’s hard to see how there would be a justification for another season based on the character arcs. We had the highs and lows, we had the redemption, we had what one must assume were most of the good ideas for gags and set-pieces. Anything more would be scraping the barrel, and one can scarcely imagine what that might look like.

What is The Life and Movies of Ersan Kuneri?

Despite masquerading as something of a biopic, The Life and Movies of Ersan Kuneri is fiction, even if the character — created and played by Cem Yilmaz — has been seen before. The plot revolves around a disgraced adult film director trying to better himself and his career by making mainstream movies, and the eight episodes detail not only the behind-the-scenes journey but movies themselves, which range from period adventures to horror flicks to emotional melodramas.

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