Renewed or canceled – will there be a Season 2 of The Girls at the Back?

September 24, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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This article discusses the possibility of The Girls at the Back Season 2 and its renewed or canceled status. It contains spoilers for the first season.

READ: Our spoiler-free season review.

READ: Our explanation of the ending.

Netflix’s latest Spanish original is a poignant reworking of the usual girls’ trip formula that exchanges comedy for well-observed and resonant themes of friendship, grief, loss, self-discovery, identity, and growth. It’s a sad and funny experience across six episodes, and those who find themselves taken in by it may well be wondering about its potential future. Here’s everything we know.

Renewed or canceled status – will there be a Season 2 of The Girls at the Back?

Status: TBC (but unlikely)

The Girls at the Back was billed as a miniseries, which typically means one and done. And in this case, that’s absolutely the right decision, since the story is about a journey of self-discovery and healing that prepares the main characters for another, more challenging journey, in which they must all deal with one of their number battling cancer.

While it eschews the crowd-pleasing comedy formula that usually defines shows like this, that isn’t to say The Girls at the Back won’t be popular — on the contrary, its earnest depiction of friendship is likely to win over most who watch it, though I imagine it won’t do anywhere near the kind of nuclear numbers it’d need to in order for Netflix to consider a second season. That’s for the best, as the ending, while deliberately inconclusive, is nonetheless a powerful send-off for a story that we can imagine continuing without our presence.

What is The Girls at the Back?

Per Netflix:

“Five women in their thirties who have been friends since school organize a week’s holiday together every year without exception. This year, the circumstances are special because one of them has just been diagnosed with cancer”.

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