Renewed Or Cancelled?
Hot Skull is the latest Turkish dystopian thriller, using the usual tropes but blending that in with a unique idea for an epidemic. After finishing all 8 episodes, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Here’s what we know:
What is Hot Skull Season 1 about?
The first episode introduces this dystopian world, picking up 8 years after the initial outbreak of a deadly virus called the “semantic virus”. This contagious mental disorder spreads through speech from one ear to another. Colloquially called “Jabbering”, the infected basically rattle off a bunch of random words together and infect their hosts, sending them into a crazed state of panic.
As a result, the entire system collapsed and the world (see: Turkey) allowed the AEI (Anti-Epidemic Forces) to take over, breaking the areas up into different zones to try and contain the virus.
At the center of all this is the usual trope of “Patient Zero”, coming in the form of Murat Siyavus. Nicknamed Hot Skull the longer the series progresses, Murat finds himself inexplicably immune to the effects of Jabbering.
As a result of this, AEI forces and, more notably, Anton and the shady Fazir, take a particular interest in him, wanting to bring Murat in as he may be the key to coming up with a cure. As for Murat, he ends up on a quest of his own, teaming up with a woman called Sule whilst tracking down a key figure called Ozgur.
We have extensive coverage of Hot Skull across the site, including a full season review. You can find that HERE!
Has Hot Skull been renewed for season 2?
At the time of writing, Hot Skull has not been renewed for a second season. In fact, it has been confirmed that the show has been cancelled (Source).
Generally Netflix 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 & Irregulars) Other times, it can take months before Netflix make a decision over a show’s future.
So far, Hot Skull has had a pretty mixed reaction from audiences and critics alike, with some lamenting the inconsistent worldbuilding and slow pace at times.
Given the way this show is set up, there’s definitely potential for a sequel. There’s a lot baited there for a more expansive second season. But as mentioned, this won’t be renewed for a second season.
We’ll be sure to update this section with accurate details over the coming weeks and months when we know more!
What we know about season 2 so far:
Barely anything is known about season 2 at this point, given Netflix have not green-lit a sequel. However, there’s a very good case for another to follow.
The ending sees Murat learn that Sule is actually working with Fazir and could well be a mole in their ranks. That’s particularly bad news for our characters, who are determined to find a cure for the jabbering.
But as mentioned above, this won’t be renewed but we’ll be sure to update this page in the future when more information is known though!
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