Has New Bandits been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:

Renewed Or Cancelled?

Cangaço Novo, or New Bandits, is a new Amazon Prime Original, mixing familial drama, timely class and social issues with a dollop of action and thrills. The result is a bombastic 8 episode series, one that’s as stylishly produced as it is captivating to watch.

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 New Bandits (Cangaço Novo) Season 1 about?

The story centers around two individuals – Ubaldo Menino and Dinorah. The former is an ex-military man who now works for a bank in São Paulo. The latter is a bandit who ekes out a living with her comrades, including right-hand man, Lino. 

When Ubaldo reveals documents inheriting lands from the biological father he never knew, a famous cangaceiro by the name of Amaro, he finds himself on a collision course with his past – and family.

Ubaldo sees the crippling poverty and struggles of those in Cretea first-hand and decides to cut a new deal with the bandits he aligns himself with, promising more lucrative bank heists in the future to help turn their fortunes around. After all, who better to orchestrate this than someone who has been on the inside?

The second half of New Bandits turns things political as Ubaldo’s childhood friend Leinneane and her husband, go up against the current mayor Gastao Maleiro. Dino and Dilvania have a bad history with this man, which escalates in episode 5 onwards. It’s here where we also find one why Dilvania doesn’t speak.

The latter episodes then basically coincide the political campaign to dethrone Gastao with Ubaldo and Dino’s continued efforts to change the fortunes of those in Cratara. It’s a neat format in truth, and there’s some good pay-offs in the final episode too. Most notably is a heart-warming conversation between Ubaldo and Ernesto.

We have coverage of Down for Love on the site, including a full season review. You can check that out HERE!

Has New Bandits (Cangaço Novo) been renewed for season 2?

At the time of writing, Amazon have not renewed New Bandits (Cangaço Novo) for a second season. Given the nature of this series, that could change if it does good numbers for the streamers.

Generally Amazon, 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 Amazon make a decision over a show’s future. And 

So far, New Bandits has had a good reaction from audiences and critics alike, with the series easy to watch and full of action and drama.

There’s certainly more that can be explored here, and with the ongoing strikes in Hollywood, Amazon will inevitably be looking at international TV to bolster out their roster. With all that in mind, we predict that Amazon will renew New Bandits for a follow-up season.

That could change of course, given the streamers don’t have a great track record with their renewals, but this has a lot of potential for a more intricate story.

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:

Not much is known about season 2 at the time of writing, given Amazon have not officially renewed this one yet. Should the streamers decide to greenlight this one, it’s fair to assume that we’ll have lots more drama, more action and our characters on the hunt for who started the fire. 

Ubaldo is going to be on the warpath after his adoptive father’s death, and Dino too is going to want revenge, with the siblings likely to team up.

Amazon should make an official announcement several months from now, once the final viewing figures are in, but for now we’ll have to wait and see. We’ll be sure to update this section with more information as it becomes available.

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

30 thoughts on “Has New Bandits been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:”

  1. Very intense and insightful show, lots and lots of plot to explore. Get going on this, TV needs more adult programming.

  2. We need Season 2. So many unanswered questions. Some episodes got me in tears. Love Dinorah she’s a tough one.

  3. Hopefully you all really see this show as a good one because I love it!! we need more shows like this( I personally think so) I don’t find too much good shows and this one made me want to keep watching. I watched the whole season and I want to see more. Bring on season 2!!!

  4. Please let us get a 2nd season asap. One of the most riveting series. There has to be a 2nd season. Need to find out how the story develops

  5. S’il n’y avait pas de saison 2 de « Les nouveaux bandits », alors chez Amazon Prime (et non Netflix comme indiqué dans mon précédent message) … vous êtes des … Bandits !
    On veux suivre ce que va faire Ubaldo pour que justice soit faite, sinon le Mal seta toujours vainqueur !

  6. S’il n’y avait pas de saison 2 de “Les nouveaux bandits”, alors chez Netflix … vous êtes des … Bandits !
    On veux suivre ce que va faire Ubaldo pour que justice soit faite, sinon le Mal seta toujours vainqueur !


  8. Please, PLEASE come with a season 2 for “New Bandits”!! I love this show I binged watched this in 1 day it was so good. Plus there are too many unanswered questions. Left us on a real cliffhanger..

  9. Great show
    I loved season one .I couldn’t wait to watch episode ,Very good story line .The acting was superb,very uplifting .I am eagerly looking forward to the new season

  10. Please renew. I enjoyed Season 1. Would like to see how Ubaldo, his family, and his gang will avenge the death of his adoptive father. Would also like to see the outcome of the political rivalry.

  11. Love this program ….. and have to know what happens to everyone? Will Ubaldo, Dinorah and Divinah ever find any trace of happiness or content? PLEASE continue!!!

  12. Season 2 please! Great season 1….don’t wait too long. Need a 2nd season while still fresh. The longer you wait, I think would just turn off viewers.

  13. Please we need season 2
    Great show great writing cannot leave like this. Too many unanswered plots too many great characters!!
    Season 2 is a must!! Thanks

  14. We need season 2. Who allows the rapist of 2 kids get away scot free? The show is raw and original with an amazing cast of pure talent. If you don’t renew this gem then you’re in the wrong business. Let’s Go!!!

  15. There has to be season 2, what a movie. I’m really thrilled to have come across such movie. I love the story, the build up to it, I can’t wait for S2.

  16. Oh no that can’t be the ending! What will happen now that the money is gone. Who will win the mayorship. That will effect their lives in a huge way. Does ubaldo get the killer? Will his sister ever speak? So many ?s!!

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