Renewed Or Cancelled?
The Peripheral is the latest cerebrally charged sci-fi series. The show has been trending every week on Amazon and at the time of writing, currently occupies the number 1 spot on Prime UK. After finishing all 8 episodes, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Here’s what we know:
What is The Peripheral Season 1 about?
Based on a novel of the same name, The Peripheral is a science fiction show. It follows the life of Flynne Fisher, a young girl living a simple life in a small town. She spends her time indulging in VR video games called sims. One day she and her brother beta test a new sim that introduces them to a fantastic new world.
But this virtual game starts to become all too real. It might just be the future itself…
We have extensive coverage of The Peripheral across the site, including recaps for every episode. You can find that HERE!
Has The Peripheral been renewed for season 2?
At the time of writing, The Peripheral has not been renewed for a second season. Given the nature of the show’s content, that could well change if it keeps up and continues to do good numbers for Amazon.
Generally streamers like Amazon 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, The Peripheral has had a pretty mixed reaction from audiences and critics alike, with some lamenting the slow pace and a poor final episode.
Given the way this show is set up, there’s definitely potential for a sequel. There’s a lot baited here for a more expansive second season. With that in mind, we predict that this will 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 Amazon have not green-lit a sequel. However, there’s a very good case for another to follow.
The ending leaves numerous question marks over the future of the series and it has certainly done some good numbers at Amazon too, as detailed above.
With all that in mind, we predict that this will be renewed but we’ll be sure to update this page in the future when more information is known though!
Would you like to see The Peripheral return for a second season? What did you think of the show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!