Will there be an Unseen Season 2 on Netflix?

March 29, 2023 (Last updated: April 1, 2023)
Jonathon Wilson 20
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This article discusses the possibility of Unseen Season 2 and the renewed or canceled status of the South African Netflix series. It contains spoilers for the first season.

Unseen is a South African adaptation of the Turkish series Fatma, both available to stream on Netflix. It’s about a humble cleaner who begins a killing spree while investigating the sudden disappearance of her husband, cleaving her way through a criminal underworld in search of the truth.

The show was adapted for television by Travis Taute and Daryne Joshua and stars Gail Mabalane, Vuyo Dabula, Brendon Daniels, Hein de Vries, Ilse Klink, Mothusi Magano, Waldemar Schultz, Dineo Langa, and Abduragman Adams, among others.

Here’s a quote from our review:

It’s a simple idea: What happens when a humble cleaning lady accidentally kills a man who deserves it and then gets a bit of a taste for it? The key is how that premise inverts the usual moral dynamic. In most films and TV, the person who goes on a killing spree is the bad guy (or an action hero, but let’s not get hung up on details.) But the hero in Unseen somehow becomes easier to root for the more deserving men she kills.

Here’s everything we know about a second season.

Will there be an Unseen Season 2 on Netflix?

Renewed or canceled status: TBC

At the time of writing there has been no official word of whether Unseen will be renewed for a second season, but several signs suggest it’ll probably be a one-and-done series.

For one thing, the show it’s adapting, Fatma, only ran for one season. However, the ending of Unseen changes the outcome very slightly. In both versions, the protagonist attempts to commit suicide by jumping from a building. However, in Fatma, she was revealed to still be alive, whereas in Unseen it is left much more ambiguous.

This suggests, at least to me, that the creative team behind Unseen aren’t banking on a second season. They’ve told a relatively complete story here, and without the tease of Zanzi’s survival, there’s really no need to continue it.

Of course, in this media climate, if Unseen performs over and above expectations we still may see a continuation regardless. But that’s unlikely. Unseen is solid, but it’s also very familiar genre fare that doesn’t really manage to differentiate itself outside of the specificity of its setting. It’s unlikely to generate enormous popularity.

For these reasons, our official prediction is that Unseen will not be renewed for a second seasonHowever, we’ll update this page with any new information as we get it.

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20 thoughts on “Will there be an Unseen Season 2 on Netflix?

  • March 30, 2023 at 2:31 am

    Hi. I have had an opportunity to watch the Unseen series on Netflix and I really enjoyed it. I think that there are enough people out there (me included) that would like to see a second season. If you know how I would be able to voice my request to the show’s creators, could you please instruct me on how to do so? I would like to let them know just how much I enjoyed watching the series and my desire for a second season. Thank you for taking the time to read my comments.

  • March 30, 2023 at 3:14 am

    Please renew!!!! Excellent! While the story is simple it was entertaining and kept my interest. I vote for its continuation

  • March 30, 2023 at 11:35 am

    Unseen was so good, I binged it, 5 episodes in one night and the remaining the next day! It kept me at the edge of my seat!

  • March 30, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    A second season is needed!! Excellent series!!!!

  • March 31, 2023 at 3:42 am

    It was excellent…love it hoping for a second season

  • March 31, 2023 at 7:15 am

    I binge watched in one night. Loved it but it definitely needs a second season to deal with the really bad people at the top that are getting away with major crimes.

  • March 31, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    Like my fellow Netflix subscribers, I loved Unseen. The South African scenery and depictions of life in this country was captivating. The cast was superb. Every single actor was first-rate and the story was addictive. Like the others, I binge watched most of Unseen. I did leave the last 30 minutes of the last episode for the following day. I delayed seeing the conclusion to extend my enjoyment just a little longer. I’m sure it’s not a simple task, but if it counts for anything, I would love to see a second season of Unseen! All the best to the cast, crew and creators of Unseen!

  • March 31, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    I’m hoping there’s a Season 2 in the making. I really enjoyed Season 1.

  • March 31, 2023 at 11:32 pm

    Really loved this series! Season 2 please

  • April 1, 2023 at 1:27 am

    I love this show. Hoping there is a second season….

  • April 1, 2023 at 4:04 am

    I totally agree with all of the previous comments. I binged it all day…I loved, so suspenseful. Please please please, bring in the 2nd season. I need the ALL the bad guys to get what’s due, especially that dastardly lawyer! I am texting all of my Netflix buddies, they have to watch this 1st season, like this weekend!!!!

  • April 1, 2023 at 5:23 am

    Binged watched on a Friday night with family
    Enjoyed it ?????

  • April 1, 2023 at 7:17 am

    I’m with everyone else. I actually watched all 6 episodes in 5 1/2 – 6 hours
    I really enjoyed watching it. I was hoping for a second season. I hate when movies end with a stupid ending that’s why I don’t watch tv or movies a lot cause of how every movie or series ends now days . When you have watched 1-5 seasons and it ends with you still on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what’s going to happen next and then you find out that there’s not going to be another season it really pisses me off. So please let it be another season of UNSEEN 2023.

  • April 1, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    I also loved the series and want to see the take down of the bad guys.

  • April 1, 2023 at 8:38 pm

    Season 2 Please. I loved it! there is still alot to explore in this series please bring back unseen

  • April 2, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    I enjoyed it immensely. I hope there is a second season, Gail is a great actress!

  • April 2, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    “Unseen” was a riveting suspenseful drama which kept me at the edge of my seat. I loved most of it but what I do not like is that the ending left the question as to whether Zenzi jumped in front of the train ending her life when her sister had just given her valid reasons for continuing to pursue her enemies. Adding insult to injury, we are told there may not be a continuation? What a total let down! Please rethink your decision and give us more!

  • April 2, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    let have had a second season,i love the movie and the story line,very good movie

  • April 3, 2023 at 5:09 am

    She has to go after those 2 kingpins! We simply must have a season 2.

  • May 19, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    This was very very good .It would be very disappointing if there is no season 2.You left us hanging…Please have a season 2

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