Has Shantaram been renewed for season 2? Here’s what we know:

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!

104 thoughts on “Has Shantaram been renewed for season 2? Here’s what we know:”

  1. I loved this series and am very disappointed it’s not being renewed. Please reconsider Apple TV!

  2. Loved the book and now love the seres too..The actors nailed their characters Having spent a little time in India, I’d say this is true to life and makes my heart act to be there..Season 2 is a no brainer…Bring it on—PLEASE

  3. I’m so very very disappointed that It won’t be continued .. may cx my subscription.. I loved the acting .. location.. everything about it .. Charlie did a great acting job

  4. Love this series – I have not yet read the book but plan to!
    Would LOVE to see this series continue!!

  5. Great show, loved all the characters. Shame on Apple for cancelling it. I will not renew my Apple subscription!! We can hope Netflick or another streaming service picks it up. Bring back Shantaram!!

  6. I’ll opt out of Apple TV+ until they give Shantaram a second season. Real dumb move on their part cancelling it!

  7. Apple – finally its brought to the screen. Please bring on Season 2. Such a brilliant novel and have really enjoyed the cast and seeing bombay in its yester year.

  8. please bring the 2nd season and more!
    absolutely great story that left the end open…

  9. Shantaram was the only reason I subscribed to Apple TV. Great show and great cast! Im not renewing my subscription until they bring it back.

  10. I read the book a few years ago, loved it!! Through the years, there was talk of making a movie…but the length always put it on hold… then today, I was happy to see it’s a series!!! I have been binge watching all day!!! I highly recommend the book until Season 2; the book is a can’t put down page turner, it’s so good!!

  11. Great production- excellent script acting and photography- we loved it and would definitely invest in the second part of the story !

  12. I’m lucky that didn’t read second book for this story… I couldn’t wait for Season 2 after Season 1 finished so start reading and now I’m so upset when left 100 pages only… this story is amazing. I never like read books but that’s something special.. best wishes for everyone who still didn’t see it! Best of the Best!

  13. LOVED this series , it has so much in it . Betrayal, greed . Corruption, great friendship love and much to ponder about life and choices .
    PLEASE BRING ON SEASON 2

  14. Sorry to read about Charlie Hunnam’s injury. His acting contributed to a wonderful adaptation of a special book. I hope Apple reads these comments and commits to a second season.

  15. Why would they cancel this show! It is amazing and I couldn’t wait for the 2nd season! Apple has so many terrible shows that should be cancelled. Who is making these bad decisions? Time to cancel Apple TV

  16. Loved the books and loved the first season! I was waiting for the screen version for three years and after so much excitement seeing the 1st movie got my heart broken knowing it’s not going to be continued…as they promised at the end… But I do hope that it’s just temporary and the season 2 is on its way! It does deserve a second chance, doesn’t it?

  17. We are so disappointed this ended.
    Plus this is the third show we have watched that was not renewed that was amazing.
    We hesitate to watch new shows as it seems a waste of time to be left with such bad endings and to really enjoy a show only to have it cancelled.
    Not sure who decisions these are to not go forward but they are really bad judges of quality.

  18. I can not believe that the show was cancelled, it is an amazing book and the actors are all first class actors. It is sad that one cannot see the potential cultural impact of this story can do. I hope that someone has the heart and guts to continue this fantastic story.

  19. It was done well considering
    Challenges filming through the pandemic , it was different from your known apple or other streaming content, maybe not everyone’s cuppa of tea, also when a book is translated into a tv series some times there are teething problems.
    I think if they decide to pick it up again can make it even better and reach a wider audience.
    Maybe a name change and present a more rounded product which can reach a wider audience. Market it a bit better etc…maybe Netflix might give it ago.
    Enjoyed it very much, hope they can give it a well deserved ending by doing a season 2.

  20. Fantastic season one with outstanding performances. Definitely YES for a season 2. PLEASE!!!!!!

  21. Absolutely fantastic serie. I’ve been waiting for many many years for a movie or TV show of this great book and it was so refreshing to se a real high quality serie instead of all the junk that’s out there. A real show for mentally grownups. Canceling this show would be a huge mistake.

  22. Absolutely loved it. Everything about it, era, actors, script were all fantastic. Would be very disappointed if they didn’t do a second season.

  23. My husband and I loved this. I read the book years ago and it was amazing! I am really disappointed that there won’t be a season 2. Maybe after all the comments here they will reconsider.

  24. WTF, are you thinking Apple? !!! or not thinking I should say! One of the best books and best screen adaptation for a long time now, and you don’t let it/us continue?! Seriously, not on, so disappointing. …

  25. My wife and I feel the same as many of the people commenting here…it is my wife’s favourite book and for years I’ve heard her recommend Shantaram-the book to friends and colleagues….when I told her of the tv-series….she was so excited…we just finished watching the 1st season…thinking….lets check for season 2…if I knew how to put sad faces here….I would put 1000….that’s from my wife……me….I’m just straight-out pissed-off….me I’m a watcher….not a reader…I’m so ‘gatvol’…South African colloquial/ slang for ‘seriously pissed off’…here I’m just thinking of the shows I watched over the years that just got cancelled…some with reason….others….no reasons to justify making us…the viewers….feel so let down….holnaaiers….

  26. Is it possible the title Shantaram kept many away from watching it? Thinking it was a foreign movie and not in English? I binged watched it recently. Thought it was great. Kept me interested going into the next episode. The background was for real. Seeing what it was like to live in that kind of environment. It is sad to have to live in those conditions. Please CONTINUE to another season.

  27. You would think they would remove ‘to be continued’ if there is no reason for them to continue. Glad they finally took a crack at this story. A shame they are giving up.

  28. absolutely gutted there will not be a season 2, this show is by far the best series i’ve seen in a long time, sick of netflix shows and nothing original, this truely is original, clearly too risky for people to try something new

  29. You have got to be kidding me! That’s the end with no season 2 in sight!? Come on apple you simply have to continue Lin’s story and give us all a proper ending. Otherwise you’re just another lame streaming service. I can’t believe Emily in Paris gets multiple seasons yet a show if this caliber is tossed to the side #gutted

  30. Shantaram on Apple+ needs to continue for season 2. A great adaptation of the book. It must be brought to the end by Apple+.

  31. I have waited years to see the book played out on screen. This series did not let me down, the acting and casting was so perfect and true to the book. It was truly a joy to watch. I know how the story ends from reading both Shantaram and the Mountain shadow but for people that haven’t read the books, the season finale cliff hanger is just cruel to the viewers when there is no plans for a season 2. Just what on Earth were they thinking?! Brilliant show, absolutely gutted I can’t watch any more of it.

  32. I am thoroughly invested in this. The acting and characters are played extremely well. I am totally looking forward to a second season, just like Ozark and Yellowstone. India and the photography were fascinating! I really think it would be a mistake not to give this the promotion it deserves! Listen to the followers, more please!

  33. This is a terrific show that absolutely should be renewed. Great acting, great cinematography, and really well developed plot. Very atmospheric too with the India setting.

  34. Such a brilliant show! Just read it’s been cancelled… seriously what is Apple+ thinking ? One of the best gripping shows in ages!!! There is so much more that could be shown. We were left hanging.. not good enough Apple+
    Bring it back!!

  35. I thought the show was excellent and was looking forward to Season 2. Please Apple bring it back!

  36. Amazing first season. Kept my interest the whole time. I truly will be heartbroken if there is not a second season. Often so disappointed when a show grabs my attention like this and then is cancelled

  37. Awesome show. Sick tired of 10 seasons piece of shit series, Netflix,Amazon or Apple. Shantaram has is all. You have to be idiot not to make season 2. But we are talking about Apple, so i think there will no be season 2. Shame.

  38. Husband and I thought it was brilliant. I understand that they sometimes have to cancel shows (as upsetting as it is for us viewers), but this being the case, why end the show TO BE CONTINUED … ?

  39. I so want another season! The first season was wonderful and very well acted and delivered. I will be very upset with Apple and g we rid of my subscription if they don’t do season 2! So please do Season 2 of Shantaram!!

  40. Second best book I have ever read! And I have read thousands,,,the show was everything I hoped for out of the book! Why Apple is cancelling? I will be cancelling my Apple TV now

  41. I truly enjoyed the show. The cast was great there were actors I have not yet seen until the airing of the show & I truly like their acting. The end of the season left me wondering & hoping that there is a season 2. I hope there are many others who enjoyed the show which would give Apple second thoughts about having a season 2.

  42. One of the better shows I’ve seen for awhile. So glad I came across this show. Love Charlie in this.

  43. I just finished binge watching season 1 and immediately searched for any news regarding plans for season 2. When I read that apple may not do another season I felt furious! I am so sick and tired of all these greedy executives who completely disregard all of the time, attention, & most of all the emotional investment that the shows fan base winds up feeling robbed of when production company decides to drop the show without a proper ending. It truly is a crime and I urge the fans /Victims of these crimes to take a stand and cancel your subscription with the steaming company. After all who would they be if it wasn’t for their customers? I can assure you apple that if you cancel Shantaram before the whole story is told I won’t hesitate to cancel you. Because if you cancel such a great show like this, it’s a certainty that you’ll cancel other great shows without any regards for your subscribers.

  44. Not a smart move. The show is by no means perfect, but it’s far better than most of the crap on tv. The fact that so many people are upset speaks volumes.

  45. I really enjoyed season 1. Truly some of the best acting I have seen in a long time. The suspense always kept you wanting to see the next episode. You left us with a cliff hanger and the fans need to see this completed.

  46. Please bring the whole book into action.
    It’s one of the best book and story I have read.

  47. Please please bring the whole book into action.
    It’s one of the best book and story I have read.

  48. Best book – a crime to film half a book Apple. You must continue at least with season 2, i.e. The book Shantaram. I loved both books! So please Apple – do not let money decide in this case.

  49. The book was an especially wonderful piece of literature because of the author’s meaningfully poetic descriptions of people and the landscape in India. Those descriptions are mostly missing in the TV series, but that could have been filled in with a voiceover narration as in Bladerunner. Still, the show only covers about half of the book (I read the book when it came out, so it’s been a while), and not finishing the story is a crime!

  50. I read the book twice. It was amazing. I thought the tv series captured the way I visualized everything in the book. Charlie Hunnam did an excellent job portraying
    Lin bubba! Please bring back season 2.

  51. Who do we contact to express our liking for the show? I was looking forward for season 2 Season 1 left us with so many unanswered questions.

  52. Seazon 1 was really amazing ! The actors are absolutelly brilliant and I got really hooked on this show ! One of the best series I watched in the past 10 years ! Please do as many seasons as possible !

  53. Linbaba in real life, lSpine injury , two years recovery. Loved book and season 1, but cancellingApple TV ASAP.

  54. I read the book many years ago, I loved it so much I purchased half a dozen for gifts. When watching a film having read the book, one is normally disappointed. But not with this series…. I is exactly how I imagined the scene in the book (literally) . How could they not possibly film series two??? Apple TV would be so stupid not to….

  55. Second season please! Superbaad to hear they re not planning anything more, season 1 was greatly adapted

  56. I am so very disappointed to hear that you are not renewing Shantaram for Season 2. It is truly the best series I can think of where there are so many characters that you get to know and love. I think you will make a big mistake by disappointing the loyal viewers who are so invested in the story of these unique characters. Unlike anything on TV. As others have said—please, please don’t take this away from us.

  57. Pleeeeease do a season 2. Loved the series, loved the characters. It is a BRILLIANT DRAMA! PLEASE DO A SEASON 2.

  58. LOVE this show!!! It was something different that I had been craving to watch and was very well made! I was surprisingly hooked. Please keep it going!

  59. I have loved the tv series Shantaram,all the cast have really nailed their roles,they just got better and better.
    I will be devastated if there are not future series.
    Please Apple listen to the people!

  60. Loved , loved the show.
    Please don’t let it finish like that!
    It was suspenseful with great acting .
    I hope that AppleTV makes the right choice
    and renews the show for another season.
    Let’s make this a Christmas Miracle!

  61. Please bring us season 2. Don’t make us watch any more Netflix crap the Sussex people are giving us!!!!

  62. I read the book. Incredible. This is the best series I’ve watch in years. COME ON FANS SEND THE MESSAGE TO APPLE – RELEASE SECOND SEASON. THE FIRST SEASON WAS BRILLIANT. SECOND SEASON PLEASE

  63. Amazing show, incredibly talented performance by the lead characters, specially Hunnam! A true masterpiece. I would go above and beyond to renew this show and see it till its end. If Appletv wishes to cancel, then renew on some other streaming service that wants to make millions amd not be a fool

  64. Brilliant show that is character driven you can smell the bhajees and birianis coming out of the tv
    Please for the love of what ever god you believe in don’t kill off great tv

  65. I would like to see a Season 2. This is a well executed show. Best show I have watched in many years. Charlie Hunnam does an excellent job in his role as Lin. Looked forward to watching Shantaram every Friday. Now, everyone in the family wants to know what happens next. Season 2 is a must.

  66. A very well done, excellent show. Grounded in the story line and not filled with a distracting WOKE agenda. Excellently produced and directed, superbly cast. VERY DISAPPOINTED in Apple TV to not want a Season 2. What is Apple thinking? (They are not!) Will cancel our Apple TV subscription if Shantaram is canceled. APPLE TV – Please continue to provide excellent programming your viewers want. This is what sets you apart and above your competitors’ platforms. Be smart… Even if this is a loss leader for you. YES. I want a Season 2 please.

  67. PLEAZZZZ CAN WE HAVE ANOTHER SEASON!!!!???
    Truly enjoyed every episode of season 1…..
    great show!!!

  68. The Critics get it wrong, time and time again. It is a great series and I look forward to season two.

  69. We NEED shantaram season 2! I looked forward to fridays sooo much just to watch this! I need to watch it unfold further! Plz plz plz 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  70. Truly
    Great, great show. Certainly deserves a second season. Very well done. Needs to come back!!!!!!

  71. Best show I’ve watched in a long long time ! So amazing ! Please bring back for season 2!

  72. I’d like to see another season of Shantaram. I liked it very much and would be disappointed if it is mot renewed.

  73. Everyone in this house lives Shantarum. It’s such a good story. Please renew it!

  74. Awesome show. Love all the characters. An interesting introspective into Bombay the lives of individuals and the underground corruption. Charlie Hannam is such a good actor. Will be very dissspointed if the show does not return.

  75. I read the book Shantaram. I loved the book. An I love the TV series it’s a little different from the book but that happens. The actors are amazing an I love the filming of India I really look forward to more seasons an the next episode. They really leave you hanging at the end of season one. I love the cast an Charlie Hunnan performance !!!

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