Alex Pina’s brand new Netflix Original series Sky Rojo is officially returning just months after the first season debuted on Netflix. Here’s what you need to know about Sky Rojo season 2 which is coming to Netflix globally in July 2021.
Dubbed as Netflix’s most ambitious project out of Spain so far, the series follows three “chicas” who are trying to escape their old life in a club as prostitutes for their freedom all while being tailed by their bosses.
Season 1 touched down on Netflix after production delays on March 19th, 2021 but as we’ve now learned, both seasons 1 & 2 were filmed back-to-back.
Status of official renewal: Renewed
Netflix ordered the first two seasons of Netflix's original series in November 2019 when it commissioned the show.
It’s not super rare for Netflix to commission projects multiple seasons in advance. It happened with Ratched for example and in this case, it’s likely because the show was pitched as a two-season show to allow it to conclude its story (more on this in a second).
On March 29th, 2021 – Netflix confirmed that season 2 would be coming to the service globally on July 23rd, 2021.
According to the official Sky Rojo account, these were the facts:
“They have broken the wheel, but the flight continues. The second season of #SkyRojo July 23 arrives.”
It’s a little too early to tell how well Sky Rojo is performing globally but after a few days, the show hasn’t made much of an impression in the top 10s outside the major Spanish language territories.
It has reached number one on Netflix Spain. Money Heist does exceptionally well (it’s still in the top 10s there as of March 21st, 2021) in India but we’ve yet to see if Sky Rojo has made an impression there just yet.
The show became the sixth most-watched title on Netflix one day after its release. The same was true on March 29, 2021.
However, the show is not yet in the Top 10 in an English-speaking country.
Official Netflix statistics will be available in the middle to late April 2021.
In an interview, Martínez Lobato set the bar lower for performance on Sky Rojo saying:
“It’s almost been the opposite in that the content in “Sky Rojo” is much more adult, so this series isn’t for young audiences and therefore won’t have as broad an appeal. Early on we stripped away any specific expectations for this series that might have been imposed based on our previous work, which gave us a certain freedom.”
Warning: spoilers follow for season 1 episode 8 – Bear Trap
OK, let’s set the chessboard to see where the pieces landed by the end of season 1.
At the end of season 1, Coral is seen trying to save Romeo’s life after he appears to have a cardiac arrest after nearly getting a sword through his head. Of course, the main reason she’s there is to escape with the passports and money from the safe which is preventing their freedom.
Romeo wakes up and starts to strangle Coral after he has performed CPR. Let's move on to the credits.
Miguel Ángel Silvestre, who plays Moses is in a bit of a predicament. After the plan successfully lures him into the pit dug out by the digger, he’s now stuck in his car (last scene with his shirt over his face likely to help with breathing) and buried in the construction lot. It will be up to Christian, his brother to dig him out.
In his last-ditch effort to escape the car, he’s seen shooting Wendy who now has a bullet wound and that will likely lead to season 2’s plot early on trying to get her medical attention (the vet is likely going to get another unannounced house visit!)
This is all to say that the back and forth between men and women will continue right through season 2.
If you want to catch Alex Pina’s other projects on Netflix you can do so with two of them right now. Money Heist is the biggest one as we’ve mentioned which will return for season 5 later in the year. White Lines was added to Netflix last May and although it wraps up somewhat nicely, it’s not set to return for a second season. The Original Vis a Vis, a non-Netflix Original Vis a Vis is also available on Netflix.
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