We discuss whether there will be a season 2 of the Netflix series Woman of the Dead and its renewed and canceled status.
Woman of the Dead is a TV series that was adapted from a book of the same name written by Bernhard Aichener. The series takes a look at a small-town undertaker that travels down the path of no return after her husband is killed. The big question everyone is asking is if the show will have a season 2. We take a look at the possibilities below.
What is Woman of the Dead about?
The series follows Brunhilde Blum (Anna Maria Mühe), a small-town undertaker in the Austrian mountains who, after her husband gets killed, starts investigating the murder on her own. Throughout this process, she peels back the dirty, ugly layers of the small town, making things quite dangerous for herself. Nicolai Rohde directed all six episodes of the series which stars Anna Maria Mühe in the lead role of Brunhilde Blum, with Felix Klare playing Herr Blum and Yousef Joe Sweid as Reza Shadid.
Will there be a season 2 of Woman of the Dead?
As of right now, there is no announcement on whether or not the series has been renewed for a second season. That said, there are two things that Woman of the Dead has in its favor.
First, the series has garnered quite a lot of praise from its audiences right now, with 19 ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, with the Audience Score sitting at 95%. Another thing to point out is that the series has seen a rise in popularity on IMDb, jumping into 178th place overall, up from 3,311. It also sits at a rating of 6.8 out of 10 on IMDb (965 ratings). So word of mouth is starting to go around, meaning more and more people will put their eyes on the series.
The second thing Woman of the Dead has going for it is that it’s the first of three books in a trilogy. The other two books translated into English are House of the Dead (Totenhaus) and Ecstasy of the Dead (Totenrausch). So you have the basic idea of what season 2 would look like from a writing perspective. Also, because of that, you could quickly turn another season around a lot faster. So when you factor these two things in, season two could be pretty enticing for Netflix.
Another interesting tidbit, while I was researching, was finding out that writer Bernhard Aichner stated that he hopes to see both his second and third books come to life as a series. With his being open to the idea, it could work in the favor of the series.
House of the Dead (Totenhaus) synopsis reads as Two heads and four legs were found in a coffin during an exhumation in an Innsbruck cemetery. It quickly becomes clear that it must be a crime that the body parts of an actor who disappeared without a trace a year ago are lying here. Only one person can be considered the perpetrator: the undertaker who cared for and embedded the deceased at the time. There is no doubt that Brünhilde Blum killed the actor. But she’s swallowed up off the face of the earth…
So we have season two that can explore Blum not only being a suspect in the crimes but someone who is on the run. Finding out how that all would shake up would be a lot of fun.
Woman of the Dead Season 2 Potential Release Date
As I mentioned above, the series already has a book that can be written into a screenplay. Because of that, you are looking at a much quicker turnaround than you might typically see. In addition, the series had a team of writers that tackled the first book, so if we get the renewal, they can quickly get back to the drawing board in making season two come to life.
With all that said, we could be looking at early 2024 for season two coming to Netflix. If there are any changes or updates to the series’ season two announcement, we will be sure to update you.