Will there be a Turn of the Tide Season 2 on Netflix?

May 27, 2023
Jonathon Wilson 0
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This article discusses the possibility of Turn of the Tide Season 2 on Netflix and may contain some spoilers for the first season.

Turn of the Tide is an overly familiar bit of genre entertainment about a group of well-intentioned people making the wrong decisions for the right reasons.

The reasons are simple — better opportunities and a better life free from the limitations of their small island village. The well-intentioned people include Eduardo, a fisherman whose father is going blind and dreams of making a better life for himself in the U.S.; Silvia, whom Eduardo is in love with but who is dating his friend Rafael, who sometimes runs errands for Silvia’s drug dealer father Arruda; and Carlinhos, who has never quite been able to fit in.

Here’s a quote from our review:

Less than halfway through Turn of the Tide it’s fairly easy to predict where the whole thing will end up, which is a shame, since there’s an enthusiasm to the performances that would have been better served by a more original script.

There’s nothing wrong with familiarity in entertainment, obviously, but without the novelty of a fresh angle or premise, you must turn to the quality of the execution itself. That’s fine here. It’s shot with a degree of clarity, the acting is perfectly respectable, there are nice landscapes and some decently constructed set-pieces. Fine doesn’t quite cut it though.

Curious about the show’s future? Here’s everything we know.

Will there be a Turn of the Tide Season 2 on Netflix?

Renewed or canceled status: TBC

At the time of writing Netflix have not renewed Turn of the Tide for a second season.

This isn’t surprising to soon after release. However, in this case it’s unlikely that the show will see another outing, and there’s a strong case that it doesn’t really need one anyway.

It’s unlikely that Turn of the Tide will do astronomical numbers for the streaming giant. It’s a moderately enjoyable but overly familiar show which fits right into an overcrowded market but does very little — arguably nothing — to stand out within it. That’s the perfect recipe for workmanlike entertainment, but not a franchise.

Likewise, the ending of Turn of the Tide Season 1 was fairly conclusive, with many characters dead, and two of the survivors on the way to a better life elsewhere. This means there’s little artistic justification to continue the show either.

Anything can happen but our official prediction is that Turn of the Tide will not be renewed for a second season. We’ll update this article with any new information as we get it.

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