The idea behind ‘Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World’ sprung from a very unlikely source. When she first thought of it, the thoughts of events that were circulating in the mind of veteran CNN journalist and host, Christiane, were of the civil war in Syria, weirdly enough.
The massive refugee exodus that came in the aftermath of the Syrian war had become a highlight topic thrown frequently around discussion boards and foreign policy meetings in various countries. With the row of tents set up as a placeholder shadow of refuge for the masses, Christiane thought about the prospects of sexual relationships between the refugee couples living in the tents for months on end.
In the paraphernalia of documentaries that focus only on contextual trending topics, or gimmicky takes on legendary historical events, shows like ‘Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World’ are rare. Coming from the same production team as ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’, it takes up the universally important but overlooked task of investigating how the concept of sexuality and sex changed through the ages in various cultures.
‘Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World’ aired its six-episode first season on March 27, 2018. The series has since been added to Netflix‘s library. Now the question is, will there be a ‘Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World’ Season 2? We will delve into that but first, let’s quickly look into the details of the series.
Who is the Host of Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World?
‘Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World’ is the brainchild of the titular figure, Amanpour. Amanpour’s wide range of journalistic knowledge and academic background has helped the show immensely, as she hosted all six episodes and also wrote the show herself.
Naturally, if there is to ever be some form of a follow-up season for ‘Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World’, Amanpour should be returning as the figure at the front and center of the show.
What is Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World About?
The show attempts to explore how sex and sexuality, as conventionally taboo topics in many cultures, are seen in various cities of the world. Starting with Tokyo in the pilot episode, the miniseries takes up one major city each episode and investigates how sex and love have been viewed there through the ages.
It explores the struggles that women belonging to various cultural backgrounds face when it comes to saying yes or no to sex. It highlights the sexual liberty, women in Ghana and Shanghai are claiming, and how war impacts love and longing around the world. The show also brings a conservative group face to face with tolerant, liberal minds in the context of sex.
With Shanghai, Accra, Berlin, Beirut, Delhi, and Tokyo, the miniseries covers all the major cultures of the world, and a Season 2 is not likely to come. However, if it does happen, we can expect to see more cities in the same format – Zurich, New York, and Paris, to cite examples.
Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World’ Season 1 premiered on March 27, 2018, and ran till April 21, 2018. Even though the success of such a documentary miniseries should not be gauged by its press success, ‘Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World’ fared reasonably well with a casual viewership, as the subject topic was both intriguing and not often discussed.
The show’s flawless execution of the documentary format is also worth a comment, and if it were a standard show meant for serialization, CNN would certainly greenlight it for another season at least.
However, miniseries are not known for having follow-up seasons, and the show is fairly self-enclosed, neatly wrapping up all of the threads of questions it opens. On the other hand, there are many more mainstream cultures and subcultures with their unique takes on sexuality that an extension of the show can be based on.
Only time will tell whether we will receive a second season, and currently, it is neither renewed nor canceled, with the tentative air date for Season 2 still TBD. We hope that ‘Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World’ Season 2 will release sometime in early 2021. Stay tuned to this space for updates.
Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World Trailer:
While you wait for updates on a potential second season, here you can check out all the episodes of the show.
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