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Will There be a The Nest Season 2?

August 13, 2020
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Directed by Andy De Emmony, ‘The Nest’ tells the story of the affluent Scottish couple Emily and Dan Docherty, who are struggling to become parents. The apparent solution comes in the form of 18-year-old Kaya, who tells them that she will be their surrogate.  The dark and tangled themes explored in the series have garnered it widespread positive reviews from the critics, which in turn, has fanned the rumors of a possible second season. Read on to find out if there is any truth to them.

The Nest Season 2 Release Date: When Will It Premiere?

‘The Nest’ season 1 released on March 22, 2020, on BBC One, and aired its finale on April 13, 2020.  It was subsequently streamed on Acorn TV on July 13, 2020.

Despite the considerable attention that the first season has received, the producers are yet to make an official statement on whether there ever will be a second season. According to the series writer Nicole Taylor (BAFTA winner for ‘Wild Rose’ in 2018), ‘The Nest‘ is a story that she wanted to tell all her life. During a BBC Writersroom Q&A, she addressed the possibility of a second season by saying, “There’s definitely more story there, but the audience is pleased and I think people are satisfied.”

It seems like she is reluctantly bidding farewell to her favorite creations. You can never know what the future may hold. One fine day, she might decide to revisit the characters. If the cast and crew do choose to go for a second round, ‘The Nest’ season 2 might release sometime in 2022.

The Nest Cast: Who Is in It?

The plot of ‘The Nest’ revolves around three main characters, Emily (Sophie Rundle), Dan (Martin Compston), and Kaya (Mirren Mack). If and when the next season materializes, all three actors have to return for it to work. Actress Shirley Henderson plays Kaya’s mother Siobhan. Although she is introduced late in the series, she causes nearly irreparable damage to the lives of all three protagonists. She also has to come back. James Harkness’s character James has been arrested, bringing a probable closure to that section of the plot. He may not get to reprise his role.

The Nest Plot: What Is It about?

The Dochertys desperately want to have children but can’t on their own. Dan’s sister, Hilary (Fiona Bell), agrees to be their surrogate but ends up having a miscarriage. It is then that Emily meets Kaya who offers the distraught couple to be the surrogate for their last stored embryo. While Dan is still skeptical, he agrees to the arrangement for Emily’s sake. In the course of the series, they come to realize with growing uneasiness that there is more to Kaya than meets the eye. As viewers, we can’t figure out who is using whom. In the end, we are given a happy ending, when Kaya gives her child to the Dochertys and leaves for college. As she briefly considered not giving up the child, it leaves some possibilities open for exploration in the future seasons. Dan’s criminal past also needs to be fleshed out.

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