Will there be a season 2 of The Peripheral?

November 24, 2022
Adam Lock 8
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We discuss whether there will be a season 2 of the Prime Video series The Peripheral and its renewed or cancelled status. 

The Peripheral is a science fiction series by author and screenwriter Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan), based on the 2014 novel of the same name by William Gibson (Neuromancer). The series is executive produced by Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are no strangers to this genre of television. In this futuristic world, a VR gamer called Flynne Fisher (Chloe Grace Moretz) finds herself entangled in a missing persons case when she trial runs a scarily accurate simulation. This unfortunate assignment may also put Flynne and her family’s lives in danger as she slowly uncovers a complex conspiracy that links the past and the future in untold ways.

The series is beautifully realized, with futuristic technologies and daunting landscapes that fully immerse viewers into this future society. The show boasts some stunning action set pieces and plenty of tense drama as the story starts to unfold. Along for the ride is Flynne’s ex-Marine brother Burton (Jack Reynor), who is electronically synchronized with his fellow soldiers via haptic technology. There’s a handful of bad guys out to get the Fisher family, including American assassins in Flynne’s neighborhood and sinister villains of London, 2100 to battle as well.

This enthralling drama series has really tapped into the public’s desires for solid sci-fi action and intricate plotting, becoming rather popular in its initial release. But will Prime Video be appeasing the fans of the show by renewing the series for a second season any time soon?

Will there be a season 2 of the Prime Video series The Peripheral – renewed or canceled status

Amazon Prime Video has not yet confirmed whether there will be a season 2 of The Peripheral.

Prime Video has been known to renew shows before the first episode has even landed, but that is in rare cases only. With The Peripheral, I imagine they will be more reserved with their final decision, possibly waiting until the first season has finished before canceling or renewing the series. As of now, the show is still pending renewal. Things have started rather positively for the mystery sci-fi series though. The show is popular with critics and viewers alike, whilst the terminology and alternate history have made for quite the discussion. Audiences are eager to explore complex worlds and new technologies in a not-too-distant future that seems very plausible.

Interestingly, around the same time as the show’s release, HBO canceled Westworld, after four seasons. This coincidentally frees up a lot of time for that show’s creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. It would be exciting to see them two lend their experience to a second season of The Peripheral, either writing or directing an episode or two.

All in all, I’m quite certain that The Peripheral will be renewed for a second season. All the information is pointing towards renewal and there is still plenty of that world to explore. Even if the show uses up all the source material, there is an abundance of avenues that they can take a second season in. The possibilities are practically endless in Gibson’s apocalyptic world. Fans will be dying to explore this story further. As always, we’ll keep you posted on any updates in the pending renewal of The Peripheral.

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8 thoughts on “Will there be a season 2 of The Peripheral?

  • December 1, 2022 at 12:46 am

    It’s a great show and definitely should go for at least 1 more season if not more. Lots of scope for character and plot development, concept s great and it accesses the younger generations thirst for IT/human simulations and gaming. More please!

  • December 1, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Best show on Amazon. Cast is amazing and writing is brilliant.

  • December 2, 2022 at 3:30 am

    Amazon, you HAVE to renew this. My mind was blown on about page 100 in the book when it was revealed that Flynne was actually going into a future. I had read no reviews, so what a rush that was. Gibson’s next book, Agency, operates in the same Gibsonian world, and was a great read.

    You are so right about the freedom the writers will have to take the next season in any direction. This is the perfect show for this moment in the zeitgeist — and perfectly executed; I can’t believe how compelling & competent all the characters are.

  • December 2, 2022 at 6:23 am

    I just watched the 8th episode of the 1st season of The Peripheral. Absolutely amazing storyline and production. The teaser at end, lets us know there is plenty of room for another season. I hope Amazon produces it. All the characters are amazing, from the good guys to those evil ones (from the present and future timelines/stubs).

  • December 2, 2022 at 6:52 am

    Just finished episode 8, and all I can say is “WOW” ….. I pray they release a season 2 , because every single episode of season 1 was not only intense but had me immediately selecting “Skip Recap & Skip Into” that way I could get into the next episode as fast as possible..
    I loved it , and it’s now one of my “Top 3” favorite current Sci-fi series!
    Can’t wait to get into the next season when it’s released, and I HOPE IT’S SOON!

  • December 3, 2022 at 1:01 am

    The perfect is totally organic and new experience that can’t end with just one season it has to go on many more for the characters in the story light it’s just incredible must see

  • December 3, 2022 at 1:02 am

    I watch every episode once what’s and what definitely watch all of them again it’s still that unpredictable and so future realistic it’s amazing

  • December 8, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Omg, don’t just leave use hanging. There has to be a second season! Love this show. My entire week is planned so I can watch it.

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