This article discusses the potential of Kleo Season 2 and the show’s renewed or canceled status. It may contain spoilers. You can check out our spoiler-free review by clicking these words.
Netflix’s new eight-part espionage thriller Kleo is an odd little show, a period revenge piece with eccentric sensibilities that delivers a dynamite leading performance and a plot full of twists and turns while remaining darkly humorous and endlessly off-kilter. It’ll be divisive, no doubt, but it’ll also garner its fair share of fans, particularly those taken with the excellent Jella Haase in the title role. For the benefit of those interested, here’s everything we currently know about the show’s potential future.
Renewed or canceled status – will there be a Kleo Season 2?
At the time of writing, Kleo has not been officially renewed for a second season. As ever, it’ll depend primarily on viewing figures whether Netflix decide to greenlight a second season, though it’s worth pointing out that interest in the show seems relatively high. There’s always a keen market for new female-led shows, particularly those which operate in genres typically dominated by men, and Haase is so good in the lead role that there might well be some interest in building a real franchise around her character.
There’s also the fact that show ended on a cliffhanger — several, in fact. This is typical of the genre and not necessarily a ploy for renewal, but it’s worth noting since if public interest in the show becomes big enough, there is plenty more story to tell here. Most of the major characters also survive the season, meaning most could return for another run of episodes, allowing the dynamics to develop even further.
I’m going to take a punt here and guess that we probably won’t see a second season of Kleo, but I’d be happy to be proved wrong.
What is Kleo?
Courtesy of Netflix:
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a former East German spy resolves to find out who betrayed her and why — and use her lethal skills to exact revenge.
That synopsis doesn’t tell the full story though and doesn’t suggest how bizarre a show this can sometimes be. There’s definitely a degree of eccentricity here that imbues an old premise with some new energy, and it’s worth a look for how it handles the spy genre in a relatively fresh way.