Renewed or Cancelled – will there be a Surviving Summer Season 2?

June 3, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 1
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This article discusses the potential of Surviving Summer Season 2 and may contain spoilers for the first season. You can check out our spoiler-free season review by clicking these words.

Netflix’s latest younger-skewing teen drama is yet another blow-in from Australia, which after Maverix seems to have the market pretty much cornered. With a similar plot, adjacent focus on extreme(ish) sport, similar archetypes and themes, Surviving Summer works on much the same basis, appeals to largely the same audience, and will be just as likely to have an extended future depending on how well it performs for the service.

So, based on what we know, what are the chances of the show being renewed?

Renewed or canceled status – Will there be a Surviving Summer Season 2?

Status: TBC

Of course, raw numbers will always talk the loudest for Netflix, but if I were pushed, I’d suggest that Surviving Summer won’t be renewed.

There are several reasons for this. One is that the ending we were provided with seems like a logical endpoint, not just in terms of plot but also character arcs. These kids were all at very specific stages of their lives, and through surfing and their relationships with each other, they were able to navigate that. Rejoining them as older people in different places in their lives would feel forced.

Another reason is that the show kind of made its point. Like Maverix and motocross, the background sport is really a metaphor, or at least a conduit for exploring a few different ideas and interpersonal relationships. With that work already having been done, there’s little for a subsequent season to really dig into, especially with Summer having returned to New York.

What is Surviving Summer?

An Australian teen drama about a rebel named Summer who is sent to the Australian beach town of Shorehaven for six weeks, this younger-skewing sporting series explores the relationships between Summer and the various residents of Shorehaven with surfing and a looming championship competition providing a useful backdrop.

You can stream Surviving Summer exclusively on Netflix.

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