It’s about dang time! Netflix has finally greenlit its dark comedy The End of The F***ing World for a second season, which is exactly the news our sarcastic souls needed today. The series, which was based on the award-winning graphic novel by Charles S. Forsman, hit the streaming giant back in January to both critical and commercial acclaim, currently holding an impressive 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Starring Black Mirror’s Alex Lawther and Penny Dreadful’s Jessica Barden, The End of the F***ing World followed James, a self-proclaimed psychopath, and Alyssa, the cool and moody new girl at school, who embark on a wild road trip to find Alyssa’s real father, which is all fine and dandy except James plans to murder Alyssa at some point along the way.
While it hasn’t been confirmed that Lawther and James will be back, fans had been hoping that the series would be renewed for a second season seeing that the finale ended on somewhat of a cliffhanger, leaving the fate of James up in the air. Now that it’s been renewed, fans can hopefully breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to that final gunshot. Season one’s scribe Charlie Covell will be back to write for the sophomore season and he wants nothing more than to continue James and Alyssa’s story.
[row]“For me, it’s about James and Alyssa and I think that’s what people have connected with. I think a Season 2 would have to involve James and Alyssa somehow. I just love the world of them out there on the road, doing something in a weird world. So for me, any story that we expand keeps them out there somewhere,” Covell told Collider.[/row]
The series originally aired on the U.K.’s Channel 4 last year before Netflix picked up the rights to stream it in the US where it completely took off.
[row]It was astounding how popular it was for us. It didn’t do great on linear TV in the U.K., and we premiered it everywhere and it was hugely popular in every country,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, told Vulture earlier this year. [/row]
Season 2, will air globally on Netflix, except for in the UK, where Channel 4 will once again air the series. Season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix! Are you excited for more The End of the F***ing World?
Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn’t be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own “Pepperwood Chronicles’.