'The Society' season 2: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about Netflix's young adult series
It would be doing a great deal of injustice if we dismiss Netflix's latest young adult series as just another young adult thriller series. Young adult as it may be, 'The Society' is a game of authority and power, but at the same time, the show offers some in-depth analysis of justice and government. The series follows a group of rich teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their posh New England town without any parental supervision. While they try to figure out their whereabouts and a way to go back, they must form alliances to survive. And beware, in 'The Society', hunger for power is the real antagonist.
The supernatural thriller is described as the modern take on the 1954 novel 'Lord of the Flies' by Nobel Prize-winning British author William Golding. The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. It was also made into a movie of the same name in 1990.
Netflix first needs to confirm a second season for the show, but considering how the first season ended on an open note, we suspect that the confirmation might come soon.
At the same time, even though the first season ended on a cliffhanger and fans are aching to see where the story goes next, it is a gamble because, with Netflix, you never know when they decide to cancel a show. The streaming platform recently canceled 'Santa Clarita Diet' after three seasons. But why we are almost certain about 'The Society' coming back for a second season is not only the open-ended season finale but also the mounting suspense around the series and the fact that it has garnered quite a following in its young adult audience.
'The Society' on Netflix follows a group of (rich) teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town without any trace of their parents. This newfound freedom is not only fun but quickly escalates to a game of power — and as we see through the first season, freedom can only be taken for granted for a while before it all goes downhill. As the group tries to figure out how to go about life without parental surveillance, they simultaneously struggle to find out what happened to them, how they ended up in this mysterious facsimile, and how can they get back home.
While several of these questions were answered through the first season — we won't give you any spoilers! — it still remains to be known if the group will ever return to sanity. Stemming from here, the second season is very likely to pick up from this very bone of contention.
Rachel Keller as Cassandra
Rachel Keller of 'Legion' fame stars in 'The Society' as Cassandra. She also had a recurring role as Simone Gerdhardt in the second season of FX anthology television series 'Fargo'. Given her performance in the black comedy-crime drama anthology, we have high expectations from her in 'The Society'.
Kathryn Newton as Allie
Kathryn Newton, best known for her role as Reese Witherspoon's rebellious daughter in 'Big Little Lies', plays the protagonist Allie. According to reports, Newton's Allie has spent a considerable amount of time in the shadow of her overachieving sister (played by Rachel Keller). She is also known for her role as Louise Brooks in the CBS television series 'Gary Unmarried' as well as for her role as Alex Nelson in the 2012 feature film 'Paranormal Activity 4', which got her the 2013 Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film.
The teaser or trailer to the second season will only be released following a confirmation from the streaming platform Netflix. Till then, you can watch the trailer of the first season here:
Where to watch
While release dates for season two are unknown, the first season is available to stream on Netflix.
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