Will there be a Tore Season 2 on Netflix?

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: October 28, 2023 (Last updated: October 30, 2023)
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Tore Season 1 | Image via Netflix

Tore is not the kind of series you can build a franchise around. It isn’t going to sell merchandise; people aren’t going to cosplay as the characters. But it is the kind of series that might very well change the life of someone who views it at just the right time, when they need it most, and thus it isn’t surprising that people are wondering about the possibility of Tore Season 2.

The Swedish Netflix drama debuted on October 28, 2023, and the first season ran for six funny but emotionally wrenching episodes. At the end of the first season, its title character, who is attempting to deal with the sudden death of his father, upon whom he was extremely dependent, took the first step on a long road to healing and self-discovery. It seemed right to end it there, but as we all know, artistic merit is far down on the least of considerations when it comes to greenlighting a renewal.

Will there be a Tore Season 2 on Netflix?

Official Renewal Status: TBC

At the time of writing Netflix have not officially renewed Tore for a second season, and this is unlikely to change.

A grounded Scandi drama that hasn’t received much in the way of promotion is unlikely to set the streaming world alight. It’s also likely that for as many viewers who truly love Tore, there will be just as many who find the lead character insufferable and tap out mid-way through. Since drop-off rate is such an important consideration for any streaming platform these days, it’s unlikely that a deliberately divisive show will achieve the kind of viewership figures to justify a renewal if one wasn’t on the cards in the first place.

And, to be frank, it’s unlikely that there were any intentions to tell more of this story. Tore’s arc is very contained within the first six episodes, and the finale reaches a logical endpoint. He hasn’t totally gotten over the death of his father, but he has learned some important lessons about not pushing away those closest to him or losing himself in mindless, unfulfilling excess.

How have shows like Tore performed for Netflix?

Here is where things get interesting since Tore is in successful company. It’s a comedy-drama about young-ish people behaving quite badly, which puts it in the same kind of bracket as streaming mega-hits like Sex Education, the fourth season of which, according to Netflix Top 10, spent five weeks in the global English-language Top 10.

Tore is also a Scandi drama, and TV out of that region has a well-established fanbase respecting the often grounded storytelling and stark settings. Something like Ragnarok Season 3 also spent five weeks in the global top 10 and managed to enter the top ten in 84 countries, despite being terrible. This shows a very wide-ranging appeal for Scandinavian television.

However, it must be acknowledged that Tore isn’t as crowd-pleasing as the shows above. It’s a grounded emotional rollercoaster with no supernatural elements or marketable stars. On this basis, it’s a safe bet to assume it won’t achieve the same kind of success despite the appeal being there in some respects.

Ultimately, our official prediction is that Tore will not be renewed for a second season, though we’ll be sure to update this page with any new information as and when we get it.

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