This article discusses the potential of Mo Season 2 and its renewed or canceled status. It may contain spoilers.
The A24 Netflix comedy Mo is based at least partially on the life of its co-creator and star Mo Amer and explores the immigrant experience in the United States in an immediately warm and funny way. Across eight half-hour episodes, there are plenty of laughs, but the show also raises serious issues of addiction, systemic injustice, nebulous ideas of citizenship, the battle between tradition and modernity, and cultural cross-purposes. It’s a great, winning formula, and everyone who enjoys the first season will no doubt be wondering about the potential of a second. Here’s everything we know.
Renewed or canceled status – will we see Mo Season 2 on Netflix?
At the time of writing Netflix have not officially renewed the show for a second season. However, I’m pretty confident about this one.
Mo is a vital slice of welcome representation that, crucially, will appeal to a wide audience by not being preachy and patronizing about its subjects. The authenticity and relatability of its observations make the show feel very warm and relatable, and the story’s core has mainstream appeal. As it’s presumably not a very expensive show to shoot, and is very much a passion project for its creators and cast, both the resources and the willingness to create a sequel will be there in spades.
This, and the fact that the first season ends not just on a cliffhanger, but with a very obvious setup for another season, suggests to me that the story of Mo is far from over.
What might Mo Season 2 be about?
As detailed here, the first season ended with Mo stuck in Mexico, being chased by the coyotes who were initially supposed to help him across the border. It seems like Mo will have to utilize some of his Mexican girlfriend Maria’s family connections to return home, while his mother and brother try to navigate their new business without him.
What is Mo?
Partly inspired by the life of its star and co-creator, Mo Amer, Mo is a comedy series exploring the life and tribulations of the titular Mo, who, along with his family, has been in Houston 22 years after fleeing first Palestine and then Kuwait, and still hasn’t been granted citizenship. When an ICE raid causes Mo to lose his job, he turns to a side hustle selling knock-off designer gear that leads him down a dark rabbit hole of lean addiction and criminal connections to try and make ends meet and support his family — all without getting deported.