Renewed or Cancelled – will there be a season 2 of The Lake?
This article discusses whether there will be season 2 of the Amazon original series The Lake and its renewed or cancelled status.
Some shows need time to find their voice and break away from the pilot’s plot restrictions. This then can keep the series boxed in for most of its run. The Lake, I believe, found its voice in the sixth episode. This outing is funny and irreverent, as adults play prank day on their kids inspired by the horror cult classic, Cabin in the Woods. Sadly, the show, being held to resolving the plot outlined in the pilot, has to tie that plot point up. This has the writers putting the show back in the sitcom series standard playbook.
The series, featuring a solid comic turn by Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black), like their “tilting” competition, never finds steady ground. When you add the constant need for the family to be mean to each other, it can turn off viewers. And with Prime renewing so many prestige comedies like Harlem, Upload, and Undone that are going into potential new seasons (which is when most get the hook), Prime needs series for eventual replacement.
Will there be a season 2 of the Amazon original series The Lake – renewed or canceled status.
There was very little buzz surrounding The Lake. Without any real star power (besides the veteran actress Julia Stiles, whose star days have been fading for a while) and an unknown creative producing team, it’s hard to have a lot of confidence in the comedy series’ chances at a second season. With a host of new shows coming later this year and in 2023, like the comedy series adaptation of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Deadloch, and The Consultant, The Lake needed to separate itself from the pack, and it failed to do so.
Prime is known for quick renewals, usually within two weeks after streaming. If there is no news within this time frame, expect the streaming giant to announce a cancellation by mid-July or earlier.
Prediction: We’ll keep an eye on data and keep this article updated, but we believe The Lake will most likely close its festivities for the foreseeable future.