We discuss whether there will be a Season 2 of the Netflix animated series Mulligan and its renewed or cancelled status.
The landscape for animated shows is a rocky one. It seems that they are incredibly popular and often influential when they succeed, but when they fail, they go down in flames. The genre that can offer so much storytelling can often make some tonal missteps that cause the property to sink or swim.
Mulligan is an addition to the animated sci-fi catalogue and dropped ten episodes on Netflix in May 2023.
The show follows Earth after an alien invasion, and it’s struggling to rebuild society in the wake of the attack.
The show comes from the comedic minds of Robert Carlock and Sam Heans. Production duties fall to Tina Fey, Ayo Edebiri, Jason Stiff and Craig Hartin, so there is some well-known talent on board, and the science fiction premise gives the writers a perfect way to wax lyrically about all kinds of topics, much in the way its animated predecessors have.
However, there have been many attempts at this kind of series before, and though they often manage to find a, sometimes very devoted audience, there is always the chance that one shot at the goal is all they get.
Shows such as The Goode Family, from the creators of King of the Hill, were cancelled after one set of episodes, as was the way ahead of its time Clone High on MTV.
Even comic book characters don’t get a second chance. Look at the incredible adaptation on The Maxx that couldn’t really get off the ground, and from The Simpsons contributors Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein, Mission Hill also got the axe after a single brilliant outing.
So that leads us to the big question today, will Mulligan get a second season?
Will there be a Season 2 of Mulligan – renewed or cancelled status
There has been no official word yet about a second season of Mulligan. However, it is still early days, and Netflix can often take a month before reviewing the data they need to greenlight another run.
On the plus side, the showrunners themselves are feeling hopeful, and the show ends with a definite “to be continued,” letting us know that from their point of view, there is more to come.
Netflix is almost becoming known for cancelling shows after one season, and of course, the reason is usually due to finances. If a show is expensive to produce, and the viewing figures and the completion rate is low, there is little chance of renewal, so really if you want a show to run, it is important to get everyone you know on board to watch.
For every Rick and Morty, there is an Invader Zim, so it is all just down to logistics.
Needless to say, if the show gets another airing, we will be on the case.