Will there be a Nyad 2? Here’s what we know about a sequel:

Nyad 2

If you’re looking for an inspirational movie to encourage you to follow your dreams, you might want to watch Nyad, a new sports biography that is currently streaming on Netflix.

The movie tells the true story of swimmer Diana Nyad and her commitment to achieving her lifelong dream: to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.

As Nyad only tells part of Diana’s story, you might be interested in a sequel or a prequel.

But will there be a Nyad 2? Here’s what we know:

What is Nyad about?

The movie follows the story of athlete Diana Nyad and her decision, at the age of 60, to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida. Unfortunately, Diana suffers several setbacks during her mission, including the threat of sharks, jellyfish, and the strong currents of the water. Thankfully, her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll is on hand to encourage and support her so Diana isn’t alone as she pursues her dream.

Does Diana make it to Florida? We aren’t going to reveal the movie’s outcome here but if you would like to know more about this exhilarating true story, check out our Ending Explained article for details of the movie’s plotline.

Will there be a Nyad 2?

At the time of writing, a sequel to Nyad has not been announced.

Generally, Netflix, like other cable networks and streamers, gauge numerous metrics before renewing a show or a movie, including how many people initially watch it and then looking at the drop-off rate. With some of a streamer’s content, cancellations or renewals happen quickly (ala. Squid Game, Bridgerton, Red Notice etc.) Other times, it can take months before a streamer like Netflix makes a decision over a sequel’s future.

The opinion of movie critics can also determine whether a sequel is given the green light.

As Nyad has only just been released (at the time of writing), it’s too early to report on viewing figures for the movie. But as it revolves around the most significant event in Diana Nyad’s life, it tells the story it needs to without any need for a sequel. 

As such, we think Nyad 2 is unlikely to happen. But if we do hear news of a sequel or a possible prequel, we will update this page with the relevant information. 

What could happen in Nyad 2?

If there is a sequel, it could follow Diana and Bonnie’s story after the events of the legendary swim. Following this athletic endeavour, they continued to work together on initiatives like EverWalk which encourages people to give up a sedentary lifestyle.

Should the movie be a prequel, it could focus on Diana’s early years, with an account of the abuse she suffered at the hands of her coach, as well a look at the relationship she had with her family. 

This is purely speculation as we really don’t think a sequel will happen. But what would you like to see in the sequel/prequel? Leave us a comment with your suggestions. 

Would you like to see a sequel to Nyad? Let us know in the comments below. 


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