Created by Tobias Beer and ‘Derry Girls’ writer Lisa McGee, ‘The Deceived’ is a mind-bending thriller that follows a Cambridge student, Ophelia Marsh, who is deeply attracted to her charming English lecturer Michael Callaghan. The latter is about to become famous with his debut thriller book. However, one night, Michael’s successful novelist wife Roisin dies in a fire incident assumed to have been suspiciously caused by a lit cigarette.
Soon, Michael disappears from the university grounds. Ophelia then tracks him down, only to realize what has truly transpired. Over just the first season, the show has garnered a loyal fanbase who must be anticipating another season of ‘The Deceived.’ If you share the enthusiasm and are looking for similar information, we’ve got your back!
The Deceived Season 2 Release Date
‘The Deceived’ season 1 released on July 18, 2021, on Starz and ended on August 8, 2021. Ahead of its release on Starz, the show premiered on its home network Channel 5 on August 3, 2020, and concluded its run on August 6, 2020. It has four episodes in total that run for one hour each. The thriller show has been lauded for its ability to gracefully portray concepts that are emotionally sensitive and sometimes stigmatized in society, be it domestic abuse or physical coercion.
With respect to the second season, here’s what we know. The home network Channel 5 has yet to renew the show for another season. However, judging by the ending of season 1, its return is highly warranted. The last moments of the episode introduce a cliffhanger that needs at least one more edition to appease the fans. During a press Q&A before the season 1 premiere, co-creator and writer Lisa McGee said there could be another season on the cards in the form of an anthology, perhaps. Co-writer Tobias Beer added that the house at Knockdara could be brought back along with a few characters from the first season.
Apart from that, the story would shape around different characters and their experiences in the presumably haunted house reminiscent of the creepy mansion in the ‘The Haunting‘ series. So, if the show is renewed for a second season, it goes without saying that fans will have to wait until the filming process (which could take up a couple of months) is over. In all probability, we can expect ‘The Deceived’ season 2 to premiere sometime in 2022 on Starz, following its release on Channel 5.
The Deceived Season 2 Cast: Who can be in it?
The main cast of ‘Deceived’ comprises Emily Reid as Ophelia, a young Cambridge student who falls for her married lecturer. Emmett J Scanlan essays the role of Dr. Michael Callaghan, a charismatic Cambridge lecturer with a murky past. ‘Normal People‘ star Paul Mescal plays Sean McKeogh, a simple man who wants to help the Donegal community as a firefighter.
Catherine Walker portrays Roisin Mulvery, an award-winning author married to Michael. The supporting cast includes Eleanor Methven as Mary Mulvery, Ian McElhinney as Hugh Callaghan, Dempsey Bovell as Matthew, Shelley Conn as Ruth, Louisa Harland as Cloda O’Donnell, and many more. If renewed for season 2, the primary cast members are expected to reprise their respective characters. However, if the show returns as an anthology series, we might also see a brand new cast or a mixture of both existing cast members and a fresh batch of actors.
The Deceived Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?
The first season ends with the leading lady reenacting justice for the sake of Roisin, who is oppressed by her husband, Michael. She ultimately kills him before disappearing to Marrakesh with assistance from her mother, Mary, and Ophelia. Roisin is still dead in the eyes of the public, but before she could permanently wipe herself off the radar, Michael’s ex-lover Annabelle’s bereaved brother shows up.
The second season might continue the current storyline. However, the creators have previously hinted that the show might bend towards a different narrative with only the House at Knockdara and a few characters returning for the second season. Considering how the first season doesn’t give us proper closure, the potential season 2 might follow the aftermath of Richard running into Roisin.