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Everything we know about Netflix’s 'Clickbait' season 2

Netflix’s Clickbait took the world by storm thanks to its disturbing premise as it exposed the dangers of the internet which we are not unaware of. Subscribers are binge-watching the show due to its twisted and layered narrative as well as trying to decipher the mystery. 

Starring Adrian Grenier as Nick Brewer, this limited series shows Brewer as a seemingly ordinary family man who is “a husband, a father, a brother”, leading a normal life with his family. But he soon gets abducted and his family engages in a wild goose chase to track his disappearance.

A video of Nick surfaces on the internet where he talks of abusing a woman and then says that if the live stream gets five million views, he shall die. Pretty riveting, right? 

As the video goes viral, his wife, Sophie, played by Betty Gabriel and sister, Pia, played by Zoe Kazan, race against time to try and locate Nick. The police are seemingly incompetent and somehow make the mystery thicken even more. As the series progresses, insane revelations disrupt and upturn the course of the investigation. 

The limited series, directed by Brad Anderson, is actually a scathing socio-political commentary that exposes the effect of social media as well as the bitter truths that Nick’s ordinary facade hides. 

Clickbait has been trending on Netflix for quite some time now and rumour mills are abuzz with news of the show getting renewed for the second season. Let us dive right into this and understand whether there will be a second season or not: 

Will there be a Clickbait Season 2? 

Netflix has not made any official announcement regarding the second season of Clickbait

Given how successful the show has been, there will most likely be a second season. Creator Tony Ayres told Entertainment Weekly about various ideas brewing in his head for the following seasons. He said that he would love to come back and provide even more fascinating mysteries for the viewers to enjoy. 

“I really love this format and if people connect to it, I would love to do it again,” he said. 

He spoke of how he had “ideas for a season two or three” and would like to “satisfy the whodunnit quality” while trying “to do a deep die on character and then at the same time do a 360 around an event because everyone has slightly different [perspectives]”. 

When will Clickbait Season 2 release? 

If there is a season two for the show, it would most likely release by the end of 2022 or even later.

Season one had commenced production in Australia in December 2019 but the schedule got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Filming had finally resumed in 2020 and the series received a mid-2021 release. 

What will Clickbait season 2 be about? 

Given how the first season ended with a definitive ending, it is highly unlikely for the story to continue with the same characters. If the show gets renewed, there will be an entirely different plotline. When asked if he could conceive of a different ending for Nick Brewer who ultimately dies on the show, Ayres said that Nick was a “goner”. 

“We wanted to show that things that happen on the internet can have real-world consequences,” said he. “Personally, I love the surprise of his death. I find it quite shocking because it’s not what you expect is going to happen.”

Given the nature of the show, it is most likely that season two will have a totally different plotline that would also appease Ayres’ desire to create “elevated crime”. 

Since season one mainly dealt with the virtual impact of social media and cybercrime, season two would perhaps explore more contemporary and relevant topics such as social media trolling or cyberbullying or more complicated cybercrimes in general. 

Who will star in Clickbait Season 2? 

Since season one had a more or less definitive ending, it is highly unlikely for us to see the Brewer family again. However, we might get to see Bill Pullman as Detective Harry Ambrose, in The Sinner yet again. His obsession with solving cases that have a deep-rooted connection with lies, deception, sin and redemption might bring out a different and intriguing angle in the second season. He is the only conceivable character to reprise his role. 

While we wait for Netflix to confirm the renewal of Clickbait for a second season, watch the trailer of this grappling series before checking it out on Netflix: