Renewed Or Cancelled?
Represent is a dire call by its creators for the masses to unite against prejudices and vices eating up our society’s whole. It chooses the satirical format to showcase an improbable presidential bid by a worn-out community project worker.
While the show is yet to perform on Netflix’s algorithm, the buzz around it has been strong. Jean-Pascal Zadi has evoked strong reactions from audiences both about his character and his ideas.
Season 1 was a brief affair, running for just six episodes. The predictable ending saw Zadi’s Stephane pull off a miracle and build on his idea for a new France. Here is what we know about a probable season 2 for Represent, currently streaming on Netflix:
What is Represent season 1 about?
Zadi plays Stephane Ble, a social worker with a normal life. He is sick of false promises by politicians and weak candidates in running for president. Fate gives him a remarkable opportunity to test his own hand at running a campaign and doing it the way he wants to without compromises. His team includes mostly family – mother Simon, wife Marion, cousin Mo, and loved pupil Lamine – and some outsiders (William Crozon – campaign manager, Yasmine – campaign strategist).
Eric Andrei, whom Ble openly insults and undermines on national television to create his own chance, albeit unwittingly, is out to get Ble. Soon enough, Ble learns the difficulties of making tough choices in a position of power and discovers his own identity in the pressure cooker situation.
We have extensive coverage of Represent on the site, including recaps for every episode. You can check that out HERE!
Has Represent been renewed for season 2?
No, Netflix has not renewed the show for a second season – yet. It started out with the billing of a limited series when it first went into production. Hopes were raised for another instalment owing to its runtime, format, and subject matter.
That still might be the case but in our opinion, it is highly unlikely. There have been no comments by allied members of the team or Netflix about the show.
Even when it comes to marketing, the effort has been really weak, with hardly any major publication covering the show’s fortunes. But above all, it is the substance of Represent that prompts us to come to this conclusion.
What we know about season 2 so far:
No details about the show are known yet. The radio silence should be taken as a cue that we will probably not have another season.
The open-ended ending does, however, hint towards an apparent conclusion of the story from the side of the creators as well.
Ble did what he set out to do and showing him working as a political leader would be very tedious. There are undertones of a Veep-like setup if a second season happens but it is a long shot.
We will keep this page updated with any developments.
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