Renewed or Cancelled – will there be a season 2 of The Essex Serpent?

June 10, 2022
Adam Lock 0
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This article discusses whether there will be a season 2 of the Apple TV+ series The Essex Serpent and its renewed or cancelled status. This article contains spoilers.

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The Essex Serpent is a romantic period drama based on the Sarah Perry novel of the same name. This gothic miniseries follows Cora Seaborne (Claire Danes), a recently widowed fossil fanatic, who journeys to Essex to hunt down a mythical beast. News of this flying serpent is spreading fast, as it terrorizes the God-fearing community of Aldwinter, with children going missing and paranoia leading to religious hysteria.

The series concentrates on the sordid love triangle between Cora and her two romantic leads: married vicar Will Ransome (Tom Hiddleston) and the rebellious doctor, Luke Garrett. The hunt for this prehistoric creature works as the backdrop for an adulterous affair, which is portrayed in scandalous fashion. Overall, this star studded series is a tantalizing and engaging romantic drama, with some beautiful visuals and an eerie, gothic tone. Another delight from Apple TV+, but will there be a second season?

Will there be a season 2 of the Apple TV+ series The Essex Serpent – renewed or cancelled status

Status: TBC

Most miniseries end up being one-off specials, although the odd limited series has gone on to earn further instalments, Squid Game I’m looking at you. The Essex Serpent has its own distinct fan base and has grown in popularity over its six episode run, but will Apple TV+ be looking to continue this tale of unrequited love? A follow-up season would not be entirely out of the question, although the first season did cover everything from the source material and ended similarly to the novel. Any further episodes would have to be wholly original, working off of the season’s finale and moving forward into new territory. This has also been done before with The Handmaid’s Tale being a prime example, but the renewal of The Essex Serpent is still currently pending at Apple HQ.

The first season came to a fitting end, perfectly closing the Victorian saga. Cora and Will are seen happily together in the final shot, hand in hand. Cora chose Will, seeing Luke as nothing more than a dear friend, even though Luke was madly in love with Cora. Luke becomes a teacher, Martha throws herself into social reform and Cora continues her archaeological digging. A whale that washed up on the shoreline is blamed for all the mayhem and the villagers rejoice that the beast is finally defeated. There’s definitely closure to this series, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a second season is announced, what with the show’s popularity and the scope for further stories within this world. As always, we’ll keep you posted on any updates in the pending renewal of The Essex Serpent.

You can watch this series with a subscription to Apple TV+.

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