Set in the near future, ‘The Commons’ throws light on the effect climate change has on every individual. This Australian thriller series intricately weaves human nature, biotechnology, and ethical concerns, as a dystopian future gradually unfolds. The show, created by Shelley Birse, originally premiered in December 2019 on Stan. The well-rounded characters and relevant themes garnered appreciation from critics and viewers.
Following the positive response, Sundance Now bought the exclusive rights from Sony Pictures Television to air the series in the U.S.A. and Canada. The highly praised series has caught the attention of fans worldwide, which naturally raises the question about its future. Will there be a ‘The Commons’ season 2? Here is what we know!
The Commons Season 2 Release Date
‘The Commons’ season 1 premiered on December 3, 2020, on Sundance Now, with a new episode made available every Thursday. Ahead of its North American release, the series first aired on December 25, 2019, in its home country (Australia) on Stan. The first season consists of eight episodes with a runtime of 50 minutes each.
Speaking of season 2, here is what we know. An official announcement is yet to be made to clarify whether or not there will be a season 2. The way in which season 1 ends leaves enough loose ends for further development of the storyline. Therefore, if the series’ popularity continues to grow, we may see it getting renewed for another installment. If it does get recommissioned, we can expect ‘The Commons’ season 2 to release sometime in 2022.
The Commons Season 2 Cast: Who can be in it?
Joanne Froggatt portrays the role of Eadie Boulay, a neuropsychologist who is desperate to have a child of her own. Her husband, Lloyd Green (David Lyons), is a vector biologist and father to the 13-year-old Ivy (Inez Curro) from his previous marriage. Lloyd is apprehensive about the procedures that Eadie is going through and does not want to try for a child at the cost of her health. Shay (Ryan Corr) is a close friend of the couple and is also Lloyd’s colleague.
Other cast members in the series are Rupert Penry-Jones (Dom Boulay), John Waters (Herman Fischer), and Damon Herriman (Ben Childers). With a few exceptions, we may see the principal cast members returning the next season if there is one. We might also see some new actors being introduced to play new characters.
The Commons Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?
By the end of the first season, we see that Eadie has put a lot on the line for the possibility of being a mother. Although she finally conceives, Lloyd isn’t aware for a long time. But when the truth is revealed, their relationship is severely threatened. Lloyd cannot shake the feeling that Eadie is still hiding something from him. Eadie had struck a deal with Shay that sees her taking over his National Service Days at one of the emergency Resettlement Camps.
She had not anticipated what the experience of working with the refugees and seeing their harsh realities would do to her. In the final episode, Eadie seems to have hit a point of no return, especially when a severe heatwave unexpectedly hits the city. She reflects on what the future holds in store for her, considering she has put at stake the future of the Latu family, her marriage, and the health of the babies.
If there is a second season, it will pick up right from the ending of season 1. The impact of Eadie’s motherhood on the family is a weighted question that will need to be addressed. Eadie’s longing for normalcy is challenged time and again in the first season. With life-altering decisions being made, what will be the definition of “normal?” Lloyd and Shay’s equation is bound to be strained.
Considering their work determines the future of millions of people, it would be a huge issue if their personal matters interfere with their professional commitments. This is another angle that can be explored. We will also see what will become of the Latu family. With the development of the characters in season 1, the second season is sure to be more intense and engaging.
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