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

The Son 2

The Son is the latest movie from director Florian Zeller. It stars Zen McGrath as “the son” of the title, a 17-year-old boy named Nicholas who is struggling with his mental health.

Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern star as Nicholas’s parents who struggle to know how best to help their son.

If you have seen and appreciated The Son, you might be interested in a sequel. But will we see a follow-up movie? Here’s what we know at the time of writing.


What is The Son about?

The movie is largely focused on Nicholas who, according to his doctor, has acute depression. As a result of his mental health condition, Nicholas suffers from intense feelings of sadness and there are moments when he feels overwhelmed by the depression symptoms he is experiencing.

Nicholas’s parents have separated but they come together when they realize they need to help their son. But as they don’t understand the severity of their son’s mental health condition, their ‘help’ is not always useful.

Does Nicholas get the support he needs? If you have seen the movie, you will already know the answer. If you haven’t seen the movie, we won’t go into detail about the movie’s story here. But if you would like to know more, check out our Ending Explained article which delves deeper into the plotline of The Son.


Will there be The Son 2?

The Son is a sad and relatable movie that ends on a definitive note. As such, a direct follow-up to the movie is unlikely.

But as The Son is one part of a trilogy of stage plays, that also includes The Father (which Florian Zeller also turned into a movie) and The Mother, there is a chance that The Mother will one day be adapted to film. This was the second in the trilogy and like The Father and The Son, it centered on a person struggling with their mental health, this time a mother who starts to mentally unravel when her marriage declines and her children leave the nest.

The movie adaptation of The Mother has not been announced yet but we expect it will happen at some point in the future.


What could The Son 2 be about?

As mentioned, a direct sequel to The Son is unlikely. But if it is given the green light, it will likely focus on Hugh Jackman’s character and his troubled relationship with his father. This father-son relationship wasn’t given a lot of screen-time in The Son but there may be room to explore this dynamic if a sequel is made.

Don’t get your hopes up though as The Son 2 will likely never happen. We will update this page with further information if a sequel is announced, however.


Do you think The Son should get a sequel? What do you think The Son 2 should be about? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Yes! How the father manages with his life after his sons suicide and the guilt that plagues him for not listening to the psychiatrist strong advise. Now that he has a son 4 yrs old — his life goes on….

    How the mother is coping……

    Mental illness is such a profound struggle to identify and for parents to see and deal with when it comes to their teenagers! I saw it in my own family. How devastating it was for me to watch my sisters decline and parents not knowing what to do

    Thank you
    Lorraine Aldridge of Cary

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