Netflix’s attempt to broaden its horizon by producing and distributing non-English content has truly started to bear fruits. You only have to look at shows like Narcos and Sacred Games, to realize how successful they have been in capturing a relatively untapped market. When it comes to a broad category like drama, Netflix has its viewers covered across the sub-genres ranging from crime dramas to romantic Korean TV dramas. Netflix’s show ‘If I Hadn’t Met You’ tries to capitalize on its Spanish audience and the popularity of both drama shows. The show first premiered in March, 2019 to muted acclaim. But the real question is: will it come back for season 2.
If I Hadn’t Met You Cast: Who is in it?
The cast for ‘If I Hadn’t Met You’ is led by actors and actresses of Spanish origin. The show stars Pablo Derqui as the protagonist. Derqui is most famous for his works like ‘Julia’s Eyes’ and ‘Isabel’. Other cast members include Andrea Ros who appeared in ‘The Cold Light of Day’ and Mercedes Sampietro Marro, a veteran Spanish actor, who has had a career on the stage since 1979. Sergi Belbel, a Catalan playwright, is the creator of the show.
The entirety of the first season of ‘If I Hadn’t Met You’ is directed by Kiko Luiz Claverol, who helmed 5 episodes and Joan Noguera who directed 4. The season finale was the collaborative effort of both directors.
If season 2 is commissioned, we will see the entire main cast return.
If I Hadn’t Met You Plot: What is it about?
‘If I Hadn’t Met You’ tells the thrilling but heart-wrenching tale of a man who loses his family in an accident. Lovelorn at his loss, he is about to commit suicide. However, he is saved by an old woman who claims to have invented a device that lets people travel to alternate universes. He now attempts to make the travel several times, compelled by the need to find a universe where his family can be saved. Derqui plays the role of Eduard, a middle-aged businessman who is happily married to Elisa, Ros’ character, and has two children from the marriage. His world turns upside down as he tries to find a better ending for his beloved wife after she dies in a car accident.
However, in his attempts to find eternal happiness for both of them, he slowly comes to the realization that perhaps they would have been happiest if they had not met at all. As different scenarios play out in the alternate universes, the show poses some valid questions. Are we really in control of our destinies? How far would we go for the ones we love? Can fate be avoided, or does it arrive in all universes? Blending the genres of drama and science fiction, the show is a thrilling watch due to the mind-bending nature of traveling to alternate universes. However, even if all of that is taken away, what we are left with is a man’s undying love for his wife and children.
If I Hadn’t Met You Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘If I Hadn’t Met You’ season 1 premiered Netflix on March 15, 2019. The first season has 10 episodes with each spanning around 52 minutes.
As far as the next season goes, we don’t have an official announcement yet. Though considering the uniqueness of the show, we would be surprised if it doesn’t get another season. If the show does get renewed, our best guess is that ‘If I Hadn’t Met You’ season 2 will release sometime in March, 2020. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.
If I Hadn’t Met You Trailer:
You can watch the trailer of ‘If I Hadn’t Met You’ Season 1 here.
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