This article discusses (or speculates) whether there will be season 2 of the Netflix series Lost Ollie and its renewed or cancelled status.
On August 24, 2022, Netflix threw its hat in the ring by bringing a live-action/animated adaptation titled Lost Ollie, based on a 2016 book by William Joyce, Ollie’s Odyssey.
The story follows a toy (a teddy bear rabbit) called Ollie, lost by his young owner, Billy. Ollie is a lifelong companion kind of toy. The type of toy that goes beyond the reasonability of childhood. A toy that links the past intrinsically to your present. The series follows a quest as Billy and Ollie try to find each other. Fate seems to conspire to throw every possible hurdle in the way.
However, the written premise is created to fool audiences. Intrinsically woven in the story is a heavy theme of grief and loss. Billy and Ollie’s quest to find each other is heralded by a sad truth that haunts them. The family series remarkably displays the woes of trauma that comes from loss by wonderfully entwining the past and present.
Of course, this series will draw comparisons to Toy Story; however, at Ready Steady Cut, we gave this series a favorable review, a 5-star treatment: “Forget the comparisons to Toy Story because Lost Ollie is the best family series this year.”
Will there be a season 2 of the Netflix series Lost Ollie – renewed or cancelled status
Status: not renewed
As we write this article, the series has not been renewed, which is not unusual for Netflix as they always take their time to make a strategic decision.
However, as it is a “limited series,” it’s highly unlike that Netflix will be renewing this series. Like The Queen’s Gambit, Lost Ollie will be a one-time story, and the mentioned series was hugely popular too (encouraging people to try chess as a new hobby!).
So given the nature of the release and the material Lost Ollie is based on, we do not expect there to be a continuation of the story. That’s unless the American author William Joyce decides to be involved and create new stories from this universe. However, we feel this is highly unlikely.
But, if Lost Ollie is super popular, this could be a series that Netflix benefits from multiple seasons. Don’t hold your breath, though. Enjoy the excellent limited series for what it is.
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