Has Black Cake been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:

Renewed or Cancelled?

Black Cake premiered in November 2023 on Hulu. The eight-episode Season 1 unfolded in the subsequent weeks and concluded on 6th December. The show is based on Charmaine Wilkerson’s novel of the same name. Adrienne Warren, Ashley Thomas, Mia Isaac, and Jade Eshete comprise the core cast in Season 1.

Black Cake got a great response from fans and critics. It is an authentic rendition of the source material. Creator Marissa Jo Cerar has kept the literary sensibilities intact and moulded them into a moving narrative. 

If you’ve finished watching this one, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Here’s what we know so far:

What is Black Cake Season 1 about?

Hulu’s Black Cake operates in two timelines. The story revolves around Eleanor Bennett’s explosive audio recordings. Eleanor contracts a fatal brain tumour and leaves her kids, Byron and Benny, with these tapes to explain her true story. The siblings, who start off estranged, come together to listen to their mother’s story. Charles Mitch, a lawyer friend of hers and her husband Gibbs is also involved in the process. 

It is revealed that Eleanor’s real name is Coventina. She grew up in the Caribbean and relinquished her promising career as a swimmer to become a runaway bride after her father, Lin, “gave her away” to a local goon. Covey’s story unravels at each juncture to reveal how much she overcame to give a decent life to her children and family. Everything changed when Covey met Gibbs in London after running away from home.

As the series progresses, we learn these secrets – or realities – about our characters that challenge us to form an opinion on them. We have covered the entire show with detailed episodic recaps, which might prove to be helpful for viewers yet to watch the show. 

Has Black Cake been renewed for Season 2?

Black Cake has yet to be been renewed or cancelled by Hulu. Given the reception of the first season, it is highly possible that we might get an announcement soon. 

Generally, Hulu, like other streamers, gauges 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. Only Murders in the Building, Dark Winds etc.) Other times, it can take months before streamers decide a show’s future.

The show has been praised for the clever handling of its complex subject matter. Because there is a lot of story to tell and a lot of characters to develop, it was a tectonic task for the creators. But they have done the execution admirably. We had not heard anything from the creators or the cast about any renewal plans…until a week ago when Jo Carer broke her silence. 

Speaking on a live stream, Jo Carer hinted toward the possibility of another season. She has enough ammunition to explore more of Wilkerson’s novel. Excerpts from her comments are reproduced below:

“Well, I just didn’t know how you would tell all of these stories in two to two and a half hours or three hours, depending on how long movies are… I wanted to tell every character’s story. I always say that Season 1 is act one of Benny, Byron, and Mabel’s stories, and Bunny’s too. It would be great if there were a second season. I haven’t heard anything yet, but that would be really cool to see what happens with the kids in the future and all that kind of stuff.”

We are optimistic about the renewal decision. Owing to the response from the viewers and critics, we do not think that Hulu will cancel the series. Due to the recent budgetary cuts across the board, many shows aren’t getting a green light. But Black Cake merits a renewal. This page will be updated as and when new details become available! 

What do we know about Season 2 so far: 

Not much is known about season 2 at the time of writing, given that Hulu has not renewed the show. It will be fair to assume that the new season – if it happens – will pick up from a new tangent of the same story. 

Black Cake ends on a cliffhanger as Mathilda wonders the identity of her biological father. Eleanor indicated that her boss in Scotland, who violated her, was not Mathilda’s father. This explosive revelation might mean that she had another affair with someone else before she met Gibbs. There is no mention of it in the recording, beckoning the question of why she would hide it. 

Most of the cast members should return for the next season. But it all depends on the needs and requirements of the story. We’ll be sure to update this section with more information as it becomes available.

Do you hope to see Black Cake season 2? What did you think of the first season? Let us know in the comments below.

31 thoughts on “Has Black Cake been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:”

  1. I absolutely loved Black Cake! The story line and characters were awesome and it left me wanting more. There are so many unanswered questions. Season 2 please!

  2. Looking forward to a Season 2, 3, and more. I knew Black Cake was a hit when my sister, who does like anything movie that is shown on the Hallmark channel, called to let me know she had watched the first episode. We discussed it and I encouraged her watch episode 2. Was not sure she would because for her it was too emotional. But a few days passed when I heard from her with the news that she had watched episodes 2 – 6.We had a great conversation about Black Cake. I was so proud of my baby sister. But after episode 8 the only question was…when will season 2 be coming out.
    So on behalf of my baby-sister, ton my family & friends (who I talked into watching), we all agreed there should be several more seasons of Black Cake. And if needed we have a few thoughts on directions to explore.

  3. I don’t want this to end. It is spot on in so many ways; initiated conversations with my daughter I may well not have had. Not only is it beautifully scripted and extraordinarily cast it is accurate.

  4. I’m HOOKED! I binge-watched Black Cake over two nights, even tho I had to.work the next day! The first season was excellent–both writing and acting. Please give us a second season to discover the rest of the story!

  5. I want to know what happened to Covey’s parents, Mathilda’s husband and who is her father. What is going g to happen with Byron’s child and is that man going to press charges against Byron. There are all kinds of unanswered questions. There are enough questions to answer for a season 2.

  6. I absolutely loved Black Cake. I’ve watched all the episodes and was left wanting more. I want to know all of their stories. We need closure!

  7. I NEED a season 2!!! I keep re-watching season 1 to ensure I didn’t miss anything!
    I keep checking Hulu to see if magically new episodes have appeared 😂😂

  8. I could not wait for the next show, I even set my calendar on my phone to remind me. The show is a beautiful reminder of my parents past, living on an Indian Reservation, My Dad American Indian, my.Mom mixed. The strong belief systems, and love. I am on the edge of my seat hoping for Season 2.

  9. Loved it… and the book! There is definitely more to tell. I hope Season 2 gets the green light so we can see more of the story. Outstanding Season 1!

  10. Please my boyfriend and l are hooked on this series 🙏🏽 Please make haste with season 2. We can’t wait 🙌🏾 😍. Season 1 was epic! It covers life’s realities. From diverse cultures and its impact, races and racism and segregation and discrimination and the uncertainties of life.

  11. I loved the story line and how it unfolded and I really feel there’s a lot more story to tell. I hope Hulu will do a season 2 it will definitely be well received by fans of season 1.

  12. I love Black Cake. A Season 2 or more would be great. Need to know about who Matiltha’s father is, what happened to Covey’ parents and her mom’s friend. Bring all the characters back.

  13. Hooked on the show. Loved Season 1. Anticipating a Season 2. They can’t leave us hanging like that! It was already hard enough waiting a week for each new episode. Bring us more Black Cake!!

  14. Black Cake. Everything in this show is on target coming from the island where I grew up. I dance to most of the songs in tge show while growing up. I am intrigued on what’s next in each series. I’m also encouraging others from the island who would love the series. Can’t wait for another season to come.

  15. Loved it! Compelling and addictive, I’m hopeful for more about each of the characters so far, as well as Pearl, Covey’s parents, Matilda’s family including Gio and his father’s story.

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