Will there be a Cold Case Files: DNA Speaks Season 2?

By Louie Fecou
Published: August 18, 2023 (Last updated: March 20, 2024)
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Will there be a Season 2 of the Hulu true crime series Cold Case Files: DNA Speaks – renewed or canceled status

We discuss whether there will be a Season 2 of the Hulu series Cold Case Files: DNA Speaks and its renewed or canceled status. 

Hulu has released another true crime series.

The ten episodes have a linked premise: cold cases that are eventually solved through the advancement of the techniques used in examining DNA. Some cases are decades old, but with genetic genealogy and new ways of looking at the original evidence, closure, and justice are provided for the people involved.

The show succeeds, as it presents the crime at the center of the episode, and unlike some true crime shows, viewers get to see a definite resolution. The show itself is another spin-off from the original series Cold Case, which has been around since 1999.

The premise of the show proves the popularity of the true crime genre, as the franchise continually evolves and recreates itself whenever required. This particular outing is presented by the show’s original creator, journalist Bill Kurtis.

With a long heritage in this kind of content, it is no surprise that this set of episodes is well produced, with plenty of crime scene footage and interviews with the relevant family members, police officers, and investigators who worked on the cases.

It is a textbook production that knows precisely what it is there to do and delivers it well.

With this first run of episodes available, fans are wondering what happens next, so this article will answer the question: Will there be a Season 2 of Cold Case Files: DNA Speaks?

Will there be a Season 2 of the Hulu true crime series Cold Case Files: DNA Speaks – renewed or canceled status

At the time of writing, there has been no official confirmation of a second season of this show. However, the resilience of this particular franchise has given hope that there will be more to come.

I have said it before in previous articles, but the current writers’ and actors’ strikes will only make this kind of content more alluring for streaming platforms.

As the shows deal with cold cases, much of the research will have already been done, leaving only the updated resolutions to the cases to be provided. It means there could be a quick turnover if new episodes are commissioned.

I imagine that sourcing the families and investigators of the people involved in the crimes would be the most challenging part of the production and the most time-consuming.

However, compared with filming a drama series or new film, the time taken to compile those sorts of interviews will be much less, another appealing factor for the show’s producers.

True crime will always be a go-to for platforms looking for popular and relatively cheap to produce content, so if there is no season two of this particular series, you can rest assured that Cold Case will resurface again in some shape or form.

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