We discuss whether there will be a Season 2 of the Apple TV+ series The Big Door Prize and its renewed or canceled status.
The Big Door Prize is the latest comedy series from Apple TV+ to be gaining both critical acclaim and soaring audience figures, placing just behind Ted Lasso in the charts. This Apple original was created by David West Read (Schitt’s Creek) and is based on the novel of the same name, written by author M.O. Walsh.
The series centers on the non-descript town of Deerfield, which is gifted with a mysterious new machine, one that can tell you your life potential. All the eager citizens quickly visit this Morpho machine to find out their future career paths. The results are surprisingly life-changing, causing the townsfolk to seemingly lose their minds as they selfishly and recklessly pursue their new life goals.
We focus on History teacher Dusty Hubbard, played by Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), who finds all the chaos surrounding the machine to be utterly ridiculous. Yet, he soon gets caught up in the machine’s magic as well. Other main characters include Dusty’s wife Cass (Gabrielle Dennis) and daughter Trina (Djouliet Amara), the egotistical Italian restaurant owner Giorgio (Josh Segarra), and the down-to-earth priest Father Reuben (Damon Gupton).
The show has quickly made an impression on both critics and audiences all around the world, but will Apple be renewing the series for a second season?
Will there be a Season 2 of The Big Door Prize – renewed or canceled status
The Big Door Prize has been renewed for a second season. It seemed inevitable after Apple announced the filming of a second season only a few days ago. That being said, it is still impressive that Apple TV+ renewed the show only a week after its initial release. They must have lots of confidence in the show moving forwards.
The series has been well-received by critics, currently holding a certified fresh rating of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, and has done well in the ratings, too, placing second on the current charts. The show has been praised for its intriguing premise and grounded approach, while others enjoyed its lovable cast, with Chris O’Dowd standing out as the fun, comedic lead.
I found it to be a highly-entertaining series myself, one that felt very similar in tone to the creator’s other successful TV series, Schitt’s Creek. Both focus on the quirky characters of a small American town, and both have garnered positive results in the ratings, with fans binge-watching at a similar, addictive pace.
Hopefully, a second season can continue to delve into the character’s kooky midlife crises while exploring more of the Morpho machine and its sinister motives.