'Gaslit': Will the Starz political thriller come back for a second season?

'Gaslit': Will the Starz political thriller come back for a second season?
Julia Roberts as Martha Mitchell in a still from 'Gaslit' (imdb)

'Gaslit' has closed its first installment with the final episode titled 'Final Days'. Inspired by the highly acclaimed Slate’s 'Slow Burn' podcast, ‘Gaslit’ depicted the story of those who were involved in the Watergate scandal. It focused on the untold stories of President Richard Nixon’s subordinates, tragic whistleblowers and deranged zealots. The political thriller mainly put emphasis on Martha Mitchell (Julia Roberts), a famous Arkansan socialite and wife to Nixon’s loyal Attorney General John N Mitchell, who was mainly responsible for the downfall of America's 37th president.
Martha was the first person to publicly disclose Nixon’s involvement in Watergate, causing both the Presidency and her personal life to completely unravel. The Starz drama is a take on the scandal and is told through the lens of forgotten characters with untold stories from the time. Season 1 featured a stellar cast, including Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens, Betty Gilpin, Shea Whigham, Darby Camp, and Aleksandar Filimonovic. 


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Has 'Gaslit' been renewed for season 2?

Starz is yet to renew the second season for the politcal thriller 'Gaslit'. Given this show is a limited series, there is not much scope that it will be renewed. Moreover, the show is a historical fiction, depicting a real life event that occurred, adding a modern spin and showing the story from different perspectives. The series is based on true events so it seems likely that the story will end with the season finale. However, there is a possibility that the show could still be renewed as an anthology series with new seasons focusing on new stories similar to 'American Crime Story'. 


A still from 'Gaslit' (Starz)

'Gaslit' is created by Robbie Pickering, while Matt Ross serves as the executive producer along with Lisa Gillan and Marrisa Yeres Gill. The series from Universal Content Productions was announced in February 2020, and the very first episode of 'Gaslit' debuted on April 24, 2022. It consists of a total of 8 episodes, each 25-35 minutes long. 'Gaslit' is also the first collaboration between Oscar winners Sean Penn and Julia Roberts. As far as the update of 'Gaslit' season 2 is concerned, there is no official announcement on the release date.


We will update the renewal status and release date as soon as they are announced officially. Stay Tuned!

The final episode of 'Gaslit' is available on Starz.

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