Will there be a Make My Day Season 2?

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: February 2, 2023 (Last updated: February 19, 2024)
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Will there be a Make My Day Season 2?

This article discusses the possibility of Make My Day Season 2 and the renewed or canceled status of the Netflix anime series. It contains some mild spoilers for the first season.

Make My Day is an eight-episode Netflix science-fiction CGI anime set on the icy planet of Coldfoot and revolving around a race of orange-hued explosive larvae that are awoken by humanity’s efforts at mining a valuable ore called Sig. Some wonky visuals notwithstanding, the show has fantastic characters, intriguing worldbuilding, and a breakneck pace all the way to an action-packed and poignant ending.

Here’s a snippet from our review:

There’s a captivating sense of earnestness about the characters here that is very compelling. Jim is a fantastic lead, learning and developing as he finds himself in more and more turmoil, but everyone around him is equally engaging. While some backstory and worldbuilding are delivered, what matters most of all is what’s going on in the moment. Make My Day eschews mystery and eccentricity in favor of a simple pacey adventure, one packed with action and danger but also incredibly sincere character moments. The penultimate episode even proves to be a major tear-jerker, proof that despite all the obvious homage, Make My Day eventually becomes its own thing, defined by its original characters and their shared plights. By that point, any wonky, cheap-looking animation has ceased to matter all that much.

On the strength of its sheer entertainment value, Make My Day will doubtlessly amass some fans, and they might be wondering about the show’s potential future. Here’s everything we know.

Will there be a Make My Day Season 2?

Renewed or canceled status: TBC

At the time of writing, we have no official confirmation about the show’s future. Netflix will likely want to keep an eye on how the first season performs, paying attention to important metrics like watch hours, how many viewers saw the show through until the end, and how much social media traction it generates. The streaming giant will also be concerned with the reception, both critical and among casual viewers. At the time of writing the show doesn’t have enough ratings for a Rotten Tomatoes score, but that will probably change soon.

Despite the show’s quality, the chances of renewal are probably slim. It doesn’t have the built-in fanbase of well-established IP, it isn’t an adaptation so doesn’t have tons of source material to work with, and the first season built to a satisfactory conclusion.

If the show performs way above expectation for Netflix there is a chance it may be renewed, or at the very least that other stories may be told in the same universe. However, if we were to make an official prediction, we don’t imagine Make My Day will be renewed for a second season. However, in this case, we’d be happy to be wrong.

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