Netflix USA has just launched Dare Me season 1, long after the series aired first on USA Network. We feel slightly bad for the title as unfortunately, it’s highly unlike Dare Me season two will ever be coming to Netflix. Here’s why.
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of why there won’t be a season two (or why it’s highly unlikely to happen) let’s quickly recap Netflix’s involvement and what the show is for those who may be looking at this to determine whether or not to watch season one.
This teen drama followed the story of a Midwest cheerleading squad. It’s based on the 2012 novel by Megan Abbott and ran for 10 episodes on its run between December 2019 and March 2020.
Netflix’s involvement in the show is often confused but the show’s run on Netflix international is more down to them being the international distributor as opposed to a full co-production although the results are the same.
The show, which was first added to Netflix US in December 30, 2017, has been in the top 10 ever since. It currently sits at number 6, as of January 5, 2021.
USA Network announced, a month later than the end of the series, that it would not renew the series.
No official reason was ever really given for the show’s cancelation with most citing the excellent reviews the shows picked up. THR speculated that it marked more of a sign of USA Network’s changing strategy focusing more on unscripted programming. The ratings were good.
This section should be considered speculative.
It is possible that Netflix had an opportunity to revive the series but chose not to. In a TVLine piece about the cancelation, they say the show is being shopped to other outlets but coming up on a year later, that seems like it’s a very remote possibility.
That doesn’t mean fans aren’t asking for Netflix to continue Dare Me for a second season.
Netflix’s customer support channel even gave a fan a reply saying to follow for social media announcements (although don’t get your hopes up, this is a canned response).
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