This article discusses the possibility of Rough Diamonds Season 2 and the renewed or canceled status of the Belgian Netflix series. It contains some spoilers for the first season.
Rough Diamonds, an eight-part crime drama on Netflix created by Rotem Shamir and Yuval Yefet, is on some level your quintessential streaming story – a tale of family and legacy against the backdrop of a gritty underworld.
But the underworld here, the Diamond District of Antwerp, Belgium, and the cultural specificity of the ultra-Orthodox Judaism at its core, help the show to stand out in an oversaturated marketplace.
Here’s a quote from our review:
Even on a formal level, Rough Diamonds is solid enough, boasting impressive performances and a well-constructed overarching narrative. But it’s also inarguably poorly paced, with a droopy middle portion that it can be difficult to sit through. Judicious editing would have surely made for a better six-episode season than the eight-episode one we get.
Will there be a Rough Diamonds Season 2 on Netflix?
Renewed or canceled status: TBC
At the time of writing Netflix haven’t made a decision on the future of Rough Diamonds.
However, it’s hard to imagine the streamer shelling out for a second season based on the one we got, which already seemed like it had more episodes than story to fill them with.
What’s more is that the Rough Diamonds ending is fairly conclusive, at least thematically. It can’t be considered a happy ending, of course, and there are still plot threads left unresolved, but it seems very much intentional to create a feeling of interesting ambiguity. The story works better being left slightly open-ended in this way, and the artistic justification for continuing it is slim.
There’s also a good chance that Rough Diamonds, despite its more unique qualities, will struggle to carve out a space in an already saturated genre. This coupled with its somewhat saggy middle portion means that a good chunk of viewers are unlikely to reach the end, which is a metric that Netflix keeps a close eye on.
With all this being said our official prediction is that Rough Diamonds will not be renewed for a second season, however, we’ll be sure to update this article as and when we know more.
47 thoughts on “Will there be a Rough Diamonds Season 2 on Netflix?”
Excellent series! Looking forward to Season 2.
loved season 1 and would love it to continue
Brilliant show i hope they’re be a second series. Seen so much rubbish from Netflix given so much 2 and 3 seasons, so why not.
So much garbage on Netflix. It’s a challenge to find something worth watching. Rough Diamonds was better than “worth watching.” It was great! I loved it. Hope there is a season 2
I thoroughly enjoyed the series! Complex characters, riveting storyline, unique setting… C’mon Netflix! You can’t NOT give us a Season 2!!
It was horrible. I hope Netflix doesn’t renew it.
Did not expect to enjoy the story. As each episode continued, story definitely got more complex and intrigued my attention. Season 1 has ended and a Season 2 is a “must do.” Netflex please pay attention to what viewers want.
Loved it. Would love more!!!
Agree it should have been 6 episodes. Don’t like that it casts the members of the Bourse as criminals. Has moments of good suspense, but they should have just wrapped it up in those last two episodes. Not enough there to milk out Absecon season.
Tolle Serie…..2. Staffel wär super.
Excellent film. I wait season 2.
Oh my god! Loved every minute. But ending was not an ending ! Please bring on a second seoson!
It is very thoughtful and well done serial and it is a must to have second season done!
Enjoyed every episode. Will there be season 2?
Please have Season 2, I felt the story isn’t finished, alot left undone,
Thoroughly enjoyed Rough Diamonds, hopefully there will be a season 2
Thought it was fabulous! Would love a season two!
It was sensitive & brilliant. Deserves a 2nd season. Polled my friends (10 of them) & all agree.
Disagree that series was too long. I absolutely loved every moment of it and think there’s much more to be revealed with the way the series ended! Please don’t cancel this fabulous series!
Loved every chapter of it! I am hoping there will be Season 2
Binged 8 episodes in 2 days; please bring season 2 rough diamonds!
I would love for season 2 to be available. I really loved all episodes.
Superb series, really bingeworthy. Desperately hoping Netflix do a second series.
Wir fanden diese Serie absolut spannend und wünschen uns eine 2. Staffel.
Loved every second of this story! Hungry for more asap! Didn’t feel it was too long glad cultural points were not edited away. Wonderful refreshing storÿ.
Thought the series was very exciting and kept my interest. There is too much trash on Netflix…this was good programming.More please!
An excellent season 1! Very well made as a movie, with an outstanding group of actors; The story is well drove in those 8 episodes.
Let me say that this is (IN MY OPINION ONLY!) one of the best TV shows which Netflix has
I watched all 8 episodes in two sessions and think there are enough story lines to warrant that a second season should be written. Good casting and acting.
Excellent stories with great leading characters. Really enjoyed the 8 episodes and binged watched. I look forward to another season.
Loved it can’t wait for season 2
Thought the series was very good. I was ok with 8 episodes. Would like to another season to further develop the characters.
Loved a series without a lot of swearing…
The series was enjoyable. Loved the characters and story line. I feel it ended properly. Noah takes over the family business, Gila goes with the best choice for her and her children’s needs and Noah’s son will be happy with his proper family and cousins.
To say this show drags in the middle is absolute rubbish. It’s called character development. The average viewer has no idea of the ultra-orthodox jew, and they need to understand that this culture answers to another set of rules which influence their decisions, and when they violate this code of ethics the gravity of their situation is all the more intense.
I really enjoyed this series. I couldn’t go to sleep until I watched every episode. I ended up not going to bed until 5 AM because I had to see the end. I hope Netflix will pay attention to the viewers request for a second season.
Thoroughly enjoyed it but feel it’s unfinished. So yes, give us a second season !
I hope there will be a season 2. I binged it
in one sitting. A great series. Please Netflix season 2 a must.
I really enjoyed it. Terrific actors, well filmed, good story. Not sure if 6 episodes instead of 8 would have worked better. It is after all a complex story. I really think Netflix should consider a second season.
Fantastic series, definitely worth a season 2
Better than avg. Unique setting for a crime scene. I enjoyed Susanna Hoffs in the hog Jewish widow role
I enjoyed this series. I felt that the ending scenes made a further series unnecssary.. So many of the shows on Netflix seem to be written as a never ending gravy train for the producers. Rough Diamonds, for me, was a complete package. The viewer is given enough cut aways in the final section to decide on a satisfactory ending. Father and son are now home together, free from grannies drug trafficking.. The wider family are teunited. Their faith has been restored.
Excellent series, loved all of the actors! Thought Eli was amazing! My husband & I would definitely watch a season 2, so many great characters and plenty of good groundwork to explore.
We binged and loved it, my husband and I. Great performances. Hoping for a season 2.
Excellent insight into the Orthodox community in the backdrop of the every day dealing of the diamonds market and its relation to Jewish merchants, hope for a second season, after all, Netflix hace had four seasons of The Protector!
What a terrific, interesting series. We loved it ! Great acting with numerous twists and turns in the plot. Loved the novel cultural aspect and family tensions within the Hasidic community . Really hope there will be a Season 2!
Great series, would love to watch season 2.