Has The Essex Serpent been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:

Renewed Or Cancelled?

The Essex Serpent is a six episode miniseries based on the book of the same name. The show blends light wisps of horror with mystery and drama, making for an endearing watch.


What is The Essex Serpent Season 1 about?

The Essex Serpent is an intriguing period drama with light bites of Gothic horror. The story follows London widow Cora Seaborne, who heads off to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent.

Whilst there, she ends up befriending a pastor called Will, but when tragedy strikes she’s accused of attracting the creature there.

We have extensive coverage on The Essex Serpent across the site, including ongoing recaps for all 6 episodes, which you can find HERE.


Has The Essex Serpent been renewed for season 2?

At the time of writing, AppleTV+ has not renewed The Essex Serpent for season 2. Given Apple’s track record for renewing a lot of its shows, it’ll be interesting to see if they do renew this one.

Both critic and audience reviews have been mixed so far, with the latter episodes drifting a little before pulling everything together at the end.

As this story is based on a book that does have a conclusive ending, it’s fair to assume this may be a one and done deal. The end scene even concludes any ambiguity that the novel may have

Despite how many Apple shows have been renewed, we predict that The Essex Serpent will not be renewed for season 2.


What we know about season 2 so far:

Not much is known about season 2 at the time of writing. Given Apple’s great track record with renewals, we’ll have to wait and see if they decide to renew this for another season.

It’s likely that The Essex Serpent will slot nicely into the same category as shows like Lisey’s Story, making it a standalone limited series.

We’ll be sure to update this section with more information as it becomes available.


Would you like to see The Essex Serpent return for a second season and beyond? What did you think of season 1? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

5 thoughts on “Has The Essex Serpent been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:”

  1. Definitely, there needs to be a season 2 and beyond of “The Essex Serpent”…when I signed up for apple I thought there were at least 3 seasons….so disappointed

  2. so it wasn’t about a ‘serpent’ and the superstitions of the villagers but a love story? Come on!

  3. There desperately needs to be a second season. We need closure to see the true servant, and how this end with all the people in this story! I loved season one and want more.

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