Renewed Or Cancelled?
The Longest Night is the latest thriller on Netflix, combining elements from Prison Break and La Casa De Papel into a high-octane and breathless series.
If you’ve finished watching this one, you may be wondering if this one’s been renewed or cancelled. Well, read ahead and we’ll let you know what we know so far about a renewal!
What is The Longest Night about?
The story is simple enough, with several layers to its conflict. At the heart of this is a serial killer known as Simon. In the middle of the night, he’s arrested and moved to a psychiatric prison called Baruca, where Warden Hugo is called in on the eve of Christmas to process him.
Unbeknownst to poor Hugo and the others, armed mercenaries are en-route and intend to take Simon alive, having been hired by a mysterious contractor, who has his own plans for the night.
So with mercenaries on the way, Hugo’s situation is made all the more precarious when he learns his other daughter, Laura, is being held to ransom. If they don’t hear from Simon at 1am then they’re going to kill her. This puts Hugo in an impossible situation, juggling the life of his family against the lives of those inside the prison.
We have extensive coverage of The Longest Night across the site, including a full season review and recaps for all episodes. You can check those out HERE.
Has The Longest Night been renewed for season 2?
At the time of writing, The Longest Night has not been renewed for a second season. Given the ending though, this one is almost screaming for a sequel given nothing is resolved in the end.
Generally Netflix gauge numerous metrics before renewing a show, including how many people initially watch it and then looking at the drop-off rate per episode. 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 Longest Night has had a mixed reception from critics and audiences alike. The pacing is absolutely breathless in this one and whether people connect with the characters or not is up for debate.
Given how similar this show is to the likes of La Casa De Papel (which is ongoing through its Korean remake counterpart), we’re predicting that The Longest Night will not be renewed for a second season.
We’ll be sure to update this section with more details as they become available.
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, if the streaming giants do renew this one, we’re obviously going to see a continuation of all these plot points. Will Raquel have her baby inside the prison? Will Laura survive her ordeal? How will Simon fare inside the prison? And what will Manuela do now that she learns Espada is still alive?
Despite all these questions, we’re going out on a limb and thinking The Longest Night is going to be a summer casualty and there will not be a season 2. We will aim to update this page when more information becomes available!
Would you like to see The Longest Night return for a second season? Or do you think the story has run its course now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!