Renewed Or Cancelled?
Smiley is the latest Spanish LBGTQ+ drama, with plenty of romance, drama and a wonderful tone throughout. After finishing all 8 episodes, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Here’s what we know:
What is Smiley Season 1 about?
Alex is a hunky bartender with perfect looks and an envious gym bod. Desperate for more than just a fling, when he sends his latest one night stand Lolo a smiley face emoji in the morning, the lack of a reply sends him into an angry rant.
Alex sends all of this in a voicemail to Lolo’s phone, letting him know exactly how he feels. Only… it’s not Lolo’s phone. He has the wrong number. The number in question belongs to hopeless romantic Bruno. A man who spends most of his time watching romcoms and wanting to find “the one”, he and Alex immediately hit it off on the phone and meet for a blind date.
Of course, things don’t go to plan and it soon becomes clear that the universe is conspiring against these two. From forbidden kisses and misunderstandings abound, through to both characters being whisked away on individual romances, the drama does an excellent job capturing their conflicted feelings throughout the 8 episodes.
We have extensive coverage of Smiley across the site, including a full season review and an ending explained. You can find that HERE!
Has Smiley been renewed for season 2?
At the time of writing, Smiley has not been renewed for a second season. Given the nature of the show’s content, that could well change if it does good numbers for Netflix.
Generally Netflix 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 & Irregulars) Other times, it can take months before Netflix make a decision over a show’s future.
So far, Smiley has had a pretty good reaction from audiences and critics alike, with most commenting on the great tone and the lovable characters.
Given the way this show is set up, there’s definitely potential for a sequel, even if the ending does seem to wrap everything up. We could see relationship problems for Bruno and Alex in the future, or even follow Vero and Patri instead.
However, given the nature of the ending, we’re going out on a limb and predicting that this will not be renewed for a second season.
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:
Barely anything is known about season 2 at this point, given Netflix have not green-lit a sequel. However, we could see our characters return for a follow-up, potentially in time for next year’s Christmas. Of course, all of this is dependent on how the viewing figures are for Netflix, so we may have to wait and see.
As mentioned above, we predict that this will not be renewed but we could be completely wrong! We’ll be sure to update this page in the future when more information is known though!
Would you like to see Smiley return for a second season? What did you think of the show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!