Renewed Or Cancelled?
Apple TV’s Shantaram is winning applause for reviving the old Bombay charm of the 1980s. We see the bustling city in the glory of its yesteryear avatar. Everything that makes it the city we know today is brought to life with stunning clarity and direction. Now that season 1 is coming to a close, expectations for another one are bound to set alight.
Led by a delightful Charlie Hunnam performance, Shantaram has definitely made a place in the hearts of the viewers. But has Shantaram been renewed for season 2? Here’s what we know:
What is Shantaram Season 1 about?
Dale Conti (Hunnam) has escaped jail in Australia. He was convicted of a bank robbery and for killing a policeman in the ensuing chaos with his mate. After escaping, he runs away to Bombay for refuge. Under his new name, Lindsey Ford, Dale forges a friendship with Prabhu and stops his rambling feet by staying back in Sagar Wada, a decrypt slum in the middle of the city, as a makeshift doctor. Local criminal Khaderbhai and his associate Karla, soon take note of Lin and their paths meet.
One thing leads to another and Lin firmly treads on the path of redemption by helping out the community. But his days are numbered as Nightingale gets a sniff of his presence in Bombay, as the politics and ambitions of a journalist threaten to get the better of him.
We have extensive knowledge of Shantaram on the site, including recaps for every episode and a full season review. You can check that out HERE!
Has Shantaram been renewed for season 2?
At the time of writing, Shantaram has not been renewed for a second season, which is a real shame as the show had a lot of potential.
One thing that the streaming platform does well is decisively intervening with the renewal/cancellation task. The decision is swift and often based on data rather than emotions.
The long runtime and stretched-out episodes have ensured that the story does not have the crispness that modern-day viewers so desire. Adding to that is Charlie Hunnam’s recent spine injury that will see the actor take it easy for the next two years. Right now, despite favorable reviews from us, the show has, unfortunately, been axed.
What we know about season 2 so far:
Barely anything is known about season 2 at this point, given Apple TV has not green-lit a sequel. However, we could see another studio pick this one up in the future but that does seem highly unlikely, given Apple tend to keep a lot of their originals close to heart.
Story-wise, there is enough content for writers to adapt another of Roberts’ books, The Mountain Shadows. Season 1’s story leaves plenty of space for continuing Lin’s saga. A second escape is also on the cards. Imagine if that happens! For now, the mood is grim. But you never know when it could change.
Would you like to see Shantaram return for a second season? What did you think of the show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!