Here’s what fans can expect from Unbelievable Season 2 if Netflix chooses to send a further installment to the drama series. The crime drama that fell on the streaming giant in September 2019 was produced by Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman, and Michael Chabon. This is based on the 2015 pioneering news article entitled “An unbelievable Story of Rape” written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong.
Unbelievable tells the tragic story of Marie Adler (Kaitlyn Dever), a woman who was repeatedly assaulted and then charged by the police with lying after reporting the crime. In the meantime, two female investigators named Grace Rasmussen (Toni Collette) and Karen Duvall (Merritt Wever) has investigated a series of related cases. They set together a small squad to apprehend the guy responsible for the actions of violence while uncovering the hidden truth.
Was Unbelievable a Limited Series?
Unbelievable was released by Netflix as a miniseries, meaning that the streaming channel expected the show to have a short release. The 8-episode series was taken from 2015 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning ProPublica article and dramatized for a small screen. The case based on the real-life sexual assault victim, Marie Adler, and the two ferocious detectives who ended up placing her attacker behind bars wrapped up all loose ends by the conclusion of the mini-series. Netflix is no stranger to the mini-series with the famous releases of Gilmore Girls: A Year in Life, Godless, and When they see us, among others. However, those series suggest that Netflix has not extended its ambitions for shows that they consider to be minimal or miniseries.
Will there be an Unbelievable season 2?
Grant states that there has never been any hope of expanding the season beyond the eight episodes of Marie’s original plot. She claims that in the first season, a convincing and simple tale has been revealed.
Marie’s plot was significant, and Grant’s conclusion was very satisfactory. She states that there is a desire to try new stories, not more of this one.
When Grant was asked about the possibility of turning Unbelievable into an anthology series, like the American Horror Story, which each season tells a new story with new characters, she seemed enthusiastic.
She went on to say that if she had experienced a similar case, she would have run at it. Grant explained that the situation at the heart of Unbelievable had weight and excellent writing and narrative behind it. She said she hasn’t been through any story like this yet, and she’d never say never.
What ‘Unbelievable’ season 2’s story could be?
The subject content in the middle of Unbelievable is brutally honest, but it brings with it an important debate on sexual violence in the treatment of victims. Marie’s story came to an end when she was freed by the truth, but Unbelievable season 2 can bring Wever and Collette back with another team-up concentrated on a new case.
Det. Karen Duvall and Det. Grace Rasmussen was influenced by their real-life colleagues, Stacy Galbraith and Edna Hendershot, but they did not pursue the lives of women specifically. This offers the upcoming season 2 the opportunity to further develop a new narrative that is not directly taken from the media.
Another choice will be to adapt Unbelievable to the crime anthology format with a brand different cast and setting. Unfortunately, this would mean that there may not be a comeback of Wever and Collette, but it might follow in the footsteps of True Detective with a couple of characters researching the real-crime plaguing community.
Grant added that the concept of the anthology was an attractive idea, but it might be of less interest to viewers who were in love with the original cast. Whatever happens to the fate of Unbelievable, stay tuned for any updates.