Netflix's 'Ganglands' Ending Explained: Untied storylines but Season 2 unlikely

If at all there is one more installment in the works, it could perhaps serve as a spin-off showing more of Mehdi's past


                            Netflix's 'Ganglands' Ending Explained: Untied storylines but Season 2 unlikely
Sami Bouajila as Mehdi in 'Ganglands' (Netflix)
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Contains spoilers for 'Ganglands'

Here's a quick recap of Netflix's 'Ganglands' right off the bat: It is a botched mission for Mehdi (Sami Bouajila) and Liana (Tracy Gotoas) as the attempt to rescue Shainez (Sofia Lesaffre) goes full-tilt south. Sofia (Nabiha Akkari) gives up the location of the rescued girl's whereabouts and Chris' hitmen manage to get there ahead of Mehdi and kill her and his team. Meanwhile, Saber (Salim Kechiouche) takes off a mortally wounded Hassan to a safe space only to kill him. The troubled relationship between the two characters eventually ends with the death of the druglord thereby making Saber the next man to ascend the throne.

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The remainder of the final episode of the series sees a rage-filled Mehdi and his mate Tony (Samuel Jouy) -- the only surviving members of the robbers' squadron, go on a killing spree and rescue a kidnapped Liana and Sofia. The latter is let go by Mehdi after he realizes she is pregnant. However, in the ensuing melee, he gets shot and is whisked off to the hospital by Liana and Tony, while Chris and his bodyguard beat a hasty retreat. The scene then shifts to five months later when Sofia and Saber plan to take on Antwerp's drug ring, while Liana breaks Mehdi out of the hospital. Chris and his family are apprehended by the police. The end credits roll after Mehdi's rescue.

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Sami Bouajila as Mehdi in 'Ganglands' (Netflix)

Does this mean there will be a season 2?

While Chris' fate is uncertain and Mehdi's rescue is being shown, it is still unclear whether he and Liana will work with Sofia and Saber in their attempt to become Europe's biggest druglords. This makes the possibility of a season 2 mighty unlikely. If at all there is one more installment in the works, it could perhaps serve as a spin-off showing more of Mehdi's past and the death of his brother that weighs him down throughout the series. With the action dominating everything else, the series could have been a condensed affair. 

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'Ganglands' is currently streaming on Netflix