The Unlikely Murderer Season 2: Renewed or Cancelled?

The Unlikely Murderer‘ (also known as “Den Osannolika Mördaren’) is an adaptation of Thomas Pettersson’s book of the same name. The crime drama series is developed for television by Wilhelm Behrman and Niklas Rockström. The show follows Stig Engström, a man claiming to be a witness in one of the most high-profile murder cases in Sweden’s history who might actually be the perpetrator of the tragic event.

The gripping murder mystery series received mostly positive reviews from critics who praised its handling of multiple narrative threads, direction, and performances. In fact, the cast’s intense performances certainly leave a lasting impression on the viewers. That impression is likely to turn into a curiosity about a follow-up season, and if you wish to learn more about the prospects of ‘The Unlikely Murderer’ season 2, here’s everything you need to know!

The Unlikely Murderer Season 2 Release Date

‘The Unlikely Murderer’ season 1 released on November 5, 2021, on Netflix. The first season contains five episodes with a runtime of 43-52 minutes each.

For viewers hoping for a second installment, the chances of the show getting renewed aren’t very bright. Firstly, the crime drama is billed as a limited series. It is based on Thomas Pettersson’s book, which is a standalone piece. Therefore, it doesn’t necessarily warrant a second season. Moreover, the show is inspired by real events as it deals with the role of Stig Engström in the murder of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. It serves the purpose of presenting the hypothesis that Engström is the killer of Palme, and the season 1 finale ends by wrapping this storyline.

The series is a strong character study and is unlikely to continue as the central character (Engström) dies at the end of season 1. In the real world, the case of Palme’s murder has been officially closed, with Engström being identified as a potential suspect. So, unless there is any significant development that leads to the reopening of the case, there probably won’t be a second installment. In addition, the makers haven’t publicly expressed an interest in continuing the series beyond its first round.

Although limited series are often turned into successful anthologies if they prove to be a hit among the audiences, this may not be the case for ‘The Unlikely Murderer’ due to the aforementioned reasons related to the storyline. There is a slight chance that the makers could focus on a different unsolved murder case, but it would be difficult to match the widespread hype and impact of Palme’s assassination. As things stand, this seems like the end of the road for the show. Therefore, it is unlikely that ‘The Unlikely Murderer’ season 2 will ever get made.

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