Renewed or cancelled – will there be a Season 2 of The Imperfects?

September 8, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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This article discusses the potential of The Imperfects Season 2 and its renewed or canceled status and may contain some spoilers. You can check out our spoiler-free season review by clicking these words.

There is certainly no shortage of young adult dramas on Netflix, and The Imperfects doesn’t necessarily add much new to the pile. However, it has its fair share of decent ideas, turning kids into monster-human hybrids after gene manipulation at the hands of a mad scientist, and using that pulpy concept to explore ideas of identity and coming of age.

While there has scarcely been time to binge the show yet, there’s already some chatter about its potential future, so here’s everything we know right now:

Renewed or canceled status – will there be a Season 2 of The Imperfects?

Status: TBC

At the time of writing Netflix has not officially renewed this show for a second season.

There’s no cause for concern as of yet. Netflix will typically sit on a new franchise for a while to assess its viewership success, meme potential, and social media performance. However, I’m not sure the future looks too bright for The Imperfects for a few reasons.

One is that the market is simply overcrowded, and many of the shows that this one emulates — such as The Umbrella Academy — are either better than it or at least have the advantage of existing IPs. It’s also presumably not a cheap show to produce. It utilizes a lot of CGI and, at ten episodes, there’s just a lot of filming, location shooting, editing, and production going into this. If we’re to see a second season I’d expect a slightly reduced season order.

A late twist excites matters and there’s definitely potential for a continuation on a storytelling level, but the question here is of cost versus potential return. Either way, it’s worth keeping an eye on.

You can stream the first season of The Imperfects exclusively on Netflix.

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