Will there be a Hot Skull Season 2?

December 3, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 3
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This article speculates about the possibility of Netflix’s Hot Skull season 2 and the show’s renewed or canceled status. It may contain mild spoilers.

Hot Skull is the latest Turkish original series on Netflix. Adapted from the novel by Afsin Kum, the eight-episode series provides a relatively new slant on the post-pandemic dystopia genre, with Istanbul having been ravaged by a bizarre illness transferred through speech. From our review:

Unlike most epidemic media, Hot Skull is set a while after the outbreak, making it feel somewhat reminiscent of The Last of Us in the strict zoning, authoritarian control, and no-nonsense crackdown on any potential infected. It makes a nice change from the usual fare, which is almost always about the panic of the early days as humanity falls apart at the seams. Hot Skull doesn’t paint an especially favorable portrait of how humanity might behave after that initial panic, but that’s the genre for you.

With its enticing premise and high-quality production, Hot Skull will probably be a hit for the streamer, so fans will likely be wondering about its potential future. Here’s everything we know.

Will there be a Hot Skull season 2?

Renewed or canceled status: TBC

As is often the case with lesser-known projects, Netflix hasn’t confirmed one way or the other whether we’re going to see a continuation or not. They are likely waiting to see how the first season performs before making a decision in that regard.

While we suspect Hot Skull will be popular, we don’t imagine it’ll be so popular that Netflix will be compelled to renew it. The season tells a relatively complete story and is based on a single novel — to expand beyond that would probably be ill-advised. A lot of the show’s artistic novelty would be lost in a second outing, and since this is a long, handsomely-produced series, the juice probably wouldn’t be worth the squeeze financially speaking.

With all that in mind, we predict that Hot Skull will not be renewed for a second season on Netflix.

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3 thoughts on “Will there be a Hot Skull Season 2?

  • December 13, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    your prediction is SO wrong. LOL….
    I am not even Arab or Turkish
    It was great.

  • December 15, 2022 at 2:15 am

    I loved hot skull !!! The cliff hanger with shulé s phone call from the aei master .. you can’t just end it there ! Please ?? have a season 2 that was an amazing ? show i couldn’t stop watching Till it was all 8 episodes it was intense and suspenseful ! Im not even turkish either i live in new jersey. . I hope hot ? skulls making a comeback ?? one of the best shows on netflix!

  • December 16, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Hope Netflix renews the series for another season esp after a cliffhanger ending. It was really good.

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