Renewed or Cancelled
Mark Boal’s creative dive into the world of television brings an elaborate display of his talents. The former journalist turned filmmaker has a rich history of scripting taut, intense dramas set in a military background. He uses that experience to good effect in bringing to life the story of Apple TV’s Echo 3. Even though most of his quintessential elements are present in the narrative, it does not manage to quite touch the heights of his previous works.
Still, it remains an entertaining watch with the most ground covered to keep you engaged. The season finale aired yesterday and now, we must confront the possibility of a second season. But has Echo 3 been renewed for season 2? Here is what we know about the developments:
What is Echo 3 Season 1 about?
Prince and Bambi belong to the elite force’s squad called “Echo 3”. They work under the umbrella authority of the CIA and are responsible for high-calibre rescue operations. Prince is the son of Hass Industries’ proprietor, who is one of America’s largest weapons manufacturers.
He marries Amber, an up-and-coming biologist who is doing revolutionary work in the field of drug addiction and solving this problem. Amber is Bambi’s sister. The two men have a tedious task on their hands to recuse Amber when she is taken while conducting research in Colombia.
Little does Prince know that Amber has been working for the CIA for years, although only doing sub-contractual work. The rebels and political leadership see her presence as an intrusion and her captivity as a message to the democracies of the West about their power. Bambi and Prince must do their all to rescue Amber when the US government looks the other way and the Agency turns on one of its own.
Has Echo 3 been renewed for Season 2?
No, the show has not been renewed at the time of writing. Boal is optimistic about getting a renewal and that should surely come as welcome news. He has made it clear that Echo 3 “was envisioned as a multi-season thing. I feel pretty good about how the show’s performing.” And Boal is not too far off in gauging the response. Both from critics and the audiences, Echo 3 has scored enough points to warrant another season. But there is one problem with getting our hopes up: Apple TV’s inconsistency.
The streaming giants recently shocked the fans of Shantaram by cancelling the show after just a single season. Despite the very positive word of mouth and reception, it was not renewed. One does not really knows what goes on behind the curtains and it would be unwise to see the renewal as a sure-shot thing. We are confident that Echo 3 will be renewed for season 2.
What we know about Season 2 so far:
All indications we can get from Boal’s statement is that he has pre-planned what will happen. So, if we do get a renewal, details are bound to be released soon enough. There is the possibility of continuing the universe from season 1 given its ending. But an anthology format could bring a freshness to the concept. Check back in due time and we will keep you updated!
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