‘The Cook of Castamar,’ originally titled ‘La cocinera de Castamar,’ is a Spanish period drama series created by Tatiana Rodríguez. Based on a novel by Fernando J. Muñez, the show is set in 18th century Madrid. It revolves around a cook with agoraphobia Clara Belmonte and the widowed Duke of Castamar. The romantic drama initially released in February 2021 in Spain. Following its success in the home country, it was later picked up by Netflix and released in July 2021.
The elaborate costumes and detailed production design create a rich setting for the storyline. The series has garnered a solid viewership, thanks to its famous cast members. It even became one of the most-watched shows in Spain and quite a popular listing on Netflix España. The period drama has got the fans wondering if the show will continue beyond season 1. Here is what we know!
The Cook of Castamar Season 2 Release Date
‘The Cook of Castamar’ season 1 released in its entirety on July 7, 2021, on Netflix. Ahead of its debut on the streaming platform, the season first aired in Spain from February 21, 2021, to May 9, 2021, on Atresplayer Premium. The first season has 12 episodes that run for 51-69 minutes each.
As for the second season, here is the scoop. There has been no official announcement confirming the renewal of the series. But the period romance will be recommissioned, in all likelihood. The show does not follow the source material closely, which implies that the writers have the creative freedom to carry the storyline forward however they like. When asked about a potential second edition, the series creator Tatiana Rodríguez was happy to entertain the idea.
Season 1 reportedly wrapped up filming in December 2020, after shooting for four months. This means that the production team required only a couple of months to prepare the episodes for release in the home country. Two months after the freshman season ended its run on Atresplayer Premium, season 1 arrived on Netflix. So, if the show is greenlit for another round by Fall 2021, we can expect ‘The Cook of Castamar’ season 2 to release sometime in Summer 2022 on Netflix.
The Cook of Castamar Season 2 Cast: Who can be in it?
The actors who play key roles in season one are Michelle Jenner (Clara Belmonte), Roberto Enríquez (Diego de Castamar), Fiorella Faltoyano (Doña Mercedes), María Hervás (Amelia), Clara Chacón (Adela), and Jean Cruz (Gabriel). If a new season is commissioned, we might see most of these actors reprise their roles. If new characters are introduced, we might also see some fresh faces.
The Cook of Castamar Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?
Throughout season 1, Diego and Clara struggle to be together due to the social barriers that keep them apart. In the final episode, the truth comes to light, and Diego calls off his wedding to Amelia. As expected, Diego gives up his title as the Duke and seeks out Clara. He tells her that he did not marry Amelia and that he wants to be with her instead. Additionally, we learn that Clara’s father’s innocence has been proven.
In a June 2021 interview, Rodríguez teased some ideas for the potential second edition. The creator said it would be interesting to see how Clara and Diego go forward after the changes each of them has made in their respective lives. Even though Diego is no longer a Duke and has left his family behind, one cannot be sure that another instance will not force him to make a difficult choice once again.
Read More: Best Spanish Series on Netflix