Created by Julien Leclercq and Hamid Hlioua for Netflix, ‘Ganglands’ is an action thriller series that plunges the audience into a warzone where veterans and amateurs collide side by side with formidable mobsters. The story revolves around the dynamic duo Shainez and Liana, who accidentally stumble upon a large quantity of cocaine in a hold-up. This puts them on the radar of the drug mafia in the city, and they are forced to be on the run. But when a mafia family captures Shainez, Liana must team up with Shainez’s skilled embezzler uncle Mehdi to pull off an impossible heist and save her.
The series is loosely based on Leclercq’s 2015 feature-length venture titled ‘The Crew.’ The Netflix show has been highly praised for its action-packed sequences and acting. However, some viewers felt that the writers could have done a better job with the storyline as it tends to come across as a little disjointed at times. Moreover, the first season ends on an ambiguous note. While having said that, you must be thinking about whether a follow-up season is in tow. In that case, let us spill the beans on what we know about the potential round 2!
Ganglands Season 2 Release Date
‘Ganglands’ premiered on September 24, 2021, globally on Netflix. The debut season has six episodes that run for 44-51 minutes each.
Let us now probe into the prospects of a follow-up season of the gritty gangster drama. The creators have not divulged anything about a second season, and if there is a sophomore installment that is indeed brewing in the distance, we shall know about it soon enough. But the lack of any official source ostensibly moves the conversation towards a speculative realm. Although Leclercq himself maintained that the series is neither a sequel nor a prequel to the original movie, the central character of Mehdi ties the stories together.
If we closely look at how the show has been received, we might understand the situation better. Most of the viewers and critics appreciated the visceral and energetic action sequences, although it was a bit too heavy on action for a few critics. Besides, some were keen to point out the lack of character development. But the series effortlessly mingles genre elements from heist drama and mafia shows, and the final concoction is highly entertaining. Netflix usually takes a couple of months before renewing a show, predominantly to see how well the title performs. Therefore, we will have to wait some more.
However, judging just by the genre, action crime shows are prone to have multiple seasons. If we look at ‘Gomorrah,’ the show’s spiritual predecessor of film-to-show format, the acclaimed Italian series spawned four seasons and has been renewed for its fifth season. The show’s ending also suggests some inevitable plot progression, as Sofia gives Saber the idea of spreading their trade network throughout Europe. Mehdi gets shot in combat and is taken to a hospital by Liana and Tony. He lives to see the daylight while Chris and his gang retreat in the aftermath of the war.
However, the story arcs do not merge even in the end, and they remain separate. This conjecture puts a dent in the development of the hypothetical sequel. It is not clear how the story can be progressed while keeping all the characters in the loop. Therefore, while Mehdi can perhaps pull off some other daring heists if the show is recommissioned, Sofia’s story arc will have to take a separate course. The structuring of the plot would have to be more diversifying, and it does not seem probable. Therefore, taking all the aspects into consideration, it seems highly unlikely that ‘Ganglands’ season 2 will ever be made.
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