Has Cigarette Girl been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:

Renewed Or Cancelled?

Cigarette Girl is an Indonesian series on Netflix, blending historical drama and romance into one enticing and moreish show.

If you’ve finished watching this one, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Here’s what we know so far:

What is Cigarette Girl about?

Cigarette Girl (Gadis Kretek) is an Indonesian language drama based on the novel of the same name by author Ratih Kumala. The protagonist of the story is Dasiyah aka Jeng Yah. She is a woman of dreams and aspirations but is shackled by the societal norms which do not allow the women to go beyond their homes. The drama was released on Netflix on November 3, 2023.

The drama is set in the quaint town of M City. Dasiyah is the eldest daughter of Mr Idroes. Her father owns a successful cigarette business.

Since she was a child, she wanted to work with her father and run his business. She has a special talent for brewing cigarette flavours but she is unable to pursue her skills. She lives in a society which does not encourage women to be involved in any activity outside of the house. A woman’s duties lie in running her household, taking care of her family and raising children.

One day, a young man named Soeraja (Raja) joins Mr Idroes’ factory. He is impressed and inspired by Jeng Yah. The two eventually fall in love. Raja strives hard in his work and earns Mr Idroes’ family’s trust.

But as fate would have it, Raja and Jeng Yah’s union is not without any obstacles. Their lives are turned upside down owing to politics, others’ jealousy and their helplessness in certain situations. 

Has Cigarette Girl been renewed for season 2?

At the time of writing, Netflix have not renewed Cigarette Girl for a second season. Given the nature of this series, that could well change in the near future.

Generally Netflix, like other streaming platforms, gauge numerous metrics before renewing a show, including how many people initially watch it and then looking at the drop-off rate. With some shows, cancellations or renewals happen quickly (ala. Squid Game, Bridgerton etc.) Other times, it can take months before Netflix make a decision over a show’s future.

So far, Cigarette Girl has had a good reaction from audiences and critics alike, which does pose good news for the renewal chances of this one. The completion rate is also likely to be pretty high with this, given how easy it is to watch through. Fingers crossed we find out sooner rather than later on this one.

What we know about season 2 so far:

Not much is known about season 2 at the time of writing, given Netflix have only just dropped the first on the platform. It’s fair to assume that all of our characters will be returning should this be greenlit.

In the finale episode, we see that Arum expresses her desire to know about her father’s side of the family next. But considering the limited involvement Seno Aji and his family had in Jeng Yah’s story, there might not be enough scope for a full-fledged sequel. But if there is ever a sequel, it might just be as indulgent and interesting as Cigarette Girl.

However, we’ll have to wait and see what the official word is from Netflix on this one first.

If you want to visit retro Indonesia and know about the cigarette industry boom in the 60s Indonesia, then Cigarette Girl is a great pick! The multilayer story of love, loss, heartbreak and tragedy is quite indulgent to watch over a weekend. You won’t even know when you are done with all five episodes!

Would you like to see Cigarette Girl return for a second season? Or do you think the story has run its course? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

4 thoughts on “Has Cigarette Girl been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:”

  1. This was a beautifully acted series. I just loved it and would really like to see a second series. The acting was superb and the aging of the actors in it was outstanding. So emotional!

  2. Loved this series. Very well acted. Beautiful scenes. I would love to see a season 2 of this drama. I was engrossed during the entire series

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