Has Rain Dogs been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:

Renewed Or Cancelled?

Rain Dogs is a heartfelt and hard-hitting HBO slice-of-life drama set in London. It focuses on a working-class mother-daughter duo who has to fight it out every day in pursuit of finding a happy life. If you’ve been following this one, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Here’s what we know:


What is Rain Dogs Season 1 about?

Costello Jones and her 8-year-old daughter Iris Jones hunt for apartments after they are kicked out for defaulting on their rent payments. They do not have anyone else to rely on but themselves to survive but do get help from Gloria and Florian Selby, Costyello’s best friends. Both are relatively well-off but are similarly dysfunctional individuals like Costello.

The show dramatizes her efforts to make it big as a writer and secure their future. It lays out the challenges of living life at the precipice of social inequity and State interventions. But the show is more open and transcends social inequities like poverty to be broadly about flawed human beings and their attempts to find family in other people.

Cash Carraway, the creator of the show, made a valiant attempt to ground this theory. “It’s a show about messed up people trying to form a family. Poverty is just the landscape they live within. It’s just the backdrop. In the same way, Succession has a backdrop of the super-rich and the media. But really it is about family.”

We have the entire coverage of Rain Dogs Season 1 across the site including recaps for the season. You can check those out HERE!


Has Rain Dogs been renewed for season 2?

At the time of writing, BBC Studios have not renewed or cancelled Rain Dogs for season 2. Given the ratings over the weeks, it’ll be interesting to see if they actually do renew this for a follow-up. HBO own the streaming rights in the US and a few other regions and might be tempted to buy the show from the BBC if the numbers are right.

The ratings for Rain Dogs in terms of viewership count have been unclear. The reception from critics and audiences alike has been quite good. Many have acclaimed the show as Daisy May Cooper’s springboard to become the next “M” in the James Bond reboot.

Carraway certainly thinks there is a lot of story still left to be told. She revealed in a recent interview that she envisaged the show as a trilogy. But she isn’t excited to manifest it until they get the go-ahead. “When I conceived it in my mind, it is a trilogy,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “I know where we get to at the end of that trilogy. I have an idea of the bits in between. But I don’t want to start writing it until we know for sure. But yes, I could stay with these characters. It feels to me like we’re only just getting started.”

We’ll be sure to update this section with more details as they become available.


What we know about season 2 so far:

Barely anything is known about season 2 right now. What we do know is that Rain Dogs is inspired by Carraway’s memoir about her life. It is strictly not an autobiography, as Caraway made it clear Costello’s extremes weren’t her reality. Anyway, season 1 ended on a positive note as Selby and Gloria rescued Costello from committing suicide.

It finally seems that they have embraced each other’s “dysfunction” to become “an adopted, functioning family.” Season 2 might show more of the same in the slice-of-life style but with a renewed sense of hope and optimism, with dollops of satire and dark comedy.

We’ll be sure to update this section when we know more.


Would you like to see Rain Dogs return for a second season? What did you think of the show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

38 thoughts on “Has Rain Dogs been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:”

  1. Please Please Please have season 2 I felt so pissed off when season 1 ended 😭😭😭 I really need to know what happened next because season 1 was so brilliantly fantastic that I watched it twice ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. I absolutely love the characters and storyline! Please bring this fantastic series back so that Ms. Caraway can finish the story she envisioned!

  3. Hard hitting, gross, brilliant, sad, it’s got the lot. The acting is fabulous. Love to see another season. Needs some traction though I would think. May be a bit too dire for some but I loved it.

  4. Please bring on season 2 and 3 . This is an amazing series. Please don’t leaves it there. So many fans can relate to all or most of this. Including myself. Would love it in book form as well.

  5. Yes It’s seedy, funny, thought provoking, Award winning for cast, writers & everyone involved!
    I loved ir I felt a bit uncomfortable with some scenes!
    However that’s what makes it excellent!
    I’ve watched utterly three times now bring on season two…..

  6. What a gem of a find. Came by it by accident and then couldn’t get enough. The storyline is terrific. The cast and characters they play are fantastic. I Would love for there to be a season 2. Please make it happen.

  7. Great cast, great script and brilliant acting – we loved it and definitely want another series, if not two!!

  8. yes yes yes please sort it out LOL i LOVe Rain Dogs i have been waiting for season 2 and some please please please it’s sooooo good thank you Gabriella

  9. A dysfunctional family drama that has everything: characters whose lives are so bleak you have to catch your breath watching them get thru the day; humor that is dark but poignant; love that is desperate but hopeful; poverty that is deep but somehow survivable. You are damn right we want a season 2.

  10. Started episode 2 and I’m beginning to get hooked. A 2nd season would be great but of course good, well written shows with good characters and actors are canceled while bs shows go on for years.

  11. Wasn’t sure about this at first, but carried on with it and found it compelling watching. Great characters. Costello played a wonderful part and Iris really great. Please bring a second series.

  12. So great, love it!! Can’t wait that there Will be season 2, please. Greetings from Finland!

  13. Has to be season’s 2+ Bloody amazing writer, absolutely fabulous acting, could not have picked better actors/actresses and a real damn story line! best thing I’ve binge watched In a while, all the emotions… Well done all…

  14. Absolutely would love to see a second season!!! Please do bring it back. I thought the show was very entertaining and comical. I would definitely continue to watch the show as long as you keep making them!

  15. Absolutely loved this. It’s brilliant, Daisy May Cooper and all actors are brilliant. Can’t wait for s2

  16. Absolutely amazing truly addicted brilliant story, and a massive fan of daisy may cooper here, she and the other actors were fantastic bulk watched the whole series. Hope there is a season 2 & 3

  17. Fantastic series, please do a 2nd?, all great characters, especially Shelby, in the vain of withnail, sone great one liners, like the Sudanese rent boy!, ade edmosons is great too!, so much scope for more shows?, so we’ll writtendaisy may is a great young actress!, very much enjoyed it, best thing the bbc has commissioned for a long time!, please give the go ahead for more if she is prepared to write them!,

  18. An absolutely excellent show. Vèry well written with superb acting. There must be a second series

  19. They would be fools not to do at least a second season! This is the best show and characters I’ve seen in many years.

  20. At first I thought this is a bit to smutty,but I gave it a chance and ended up really liking it even though I thought it had a very abrupt ending.I would love to see another series with parts in it if how they first met,and how they ended up getting pregnant.

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