Will there be a Pressure Cooker Season 2 on Netflix? We discuss the popular Netflix Cooking Competition Show, and its renewed and canceled status.
Pressure Cooker is a new combination of shows that is one part reality TV game, where stabbing people in the back can be a path to victory, and the cooking competition shows that have been a staple of TV for decades. It features several contestants, such as Chef Mike Eckles and Robbie Jester, who all live in the same house and have to impress each other with not only their cooking skills but personalities as well.
Season 1 has gone relatively down well with fans and critics, and many are if Netflix will renew the show for another season. We’ll be breaking this down, along with a potential release window fans can expect it.
Will there be a Pressure Cooker Season 2?
Fans are hoping for a second serving of the show that combines the backstabbing of Big Brother and the culinary competition of shows like MasterChef, but unfortunately, they will have to go hungry for now. At the time of writing, Netflix hasn’t confirmed whether Pressure Cooker will have a season two or if the show will get binned like moldy bread.
Netflix usually waits a little bit before confirming that a show has been renewed for a second season. This is because it judges a range of internal statistics before deciding whether a show should receive future seasons, such as how many people watch it initially and what the drop-off rate is. This process is something that can happen incredibly fast for some shows, but for others, it might take a lot longer.
Another factor that’s included in Netflix’s decision is the critical response. And in the case of the series Pressure Cooker, that’s mixed to positive.
Ready Steady Cut gave a four-star review, saying that the show’s creative approach to blending a cooking show and reality TV makes a heated and dramatic competition. Decider was a little less positive, saying that if you can’t get enough of either cooking or reality shows, then Pressure Cooker is for you, but if you’re looking for something fresh in either format, then you’ll be left wanting.
Its score Rotten Tomatoes score is a bit worse. It comes in at a 67% critical consensus, with a poor 38% audience score.
Pressure Cooker Season 2 Potential Release Date
If the show does get renewed by Netflix, audiences might be able to expect the show to return sooner than they might think. Unlike the long-season gaps in shows that need higher production, these reality shows take far less time to make. In an interview with the Delaware News Journal, contestant Robbie Jester revealed that he was in California for three and a half weeks to film the show.
If a second season mirrors this short film time, Netflix might be able to cook up a second season by late 2023, or perhaps even earlier, releasing on the service in the middle of the year. Netflix usually airs two seasons of its reality shows each year, and if Pressure Cooker is renewed, it’s unlikely to be any different.