Berlin Season 2: What We Know So Far
The first season of Netflix’s Spanish heist crime drama “Berlin” debuted in January 2023 to positive reviews from critics and viewers alike. With its cliffhanger ending, rumors of a potential second season began swirling soon after the show’s release. While Netflix has yet to officially confirm a renewal, there are good reasons to believe “Berlin” will return for more episodes.
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As of February 2023, Netflix has not yet announced if “Berlin” will receive a second season. However, fans can likely expect news in the coming months if the show does get picked up again.
Netflix typically renews successful original series within one to three months of their premiere. For example, breakout hits like “Squid Game” and “Bridgerton” were quickly given second season orders.
Should “Berlin” get renewed soon, fans may see new episodes by late 2023 or early 2024. The COVID-19 pandemic could potentially cause delays, as it did during the production of Season 1. But a 2024 release seems reasonable.
As a prequel focused on Pedro Alonso’s fan-favorite “Money Heist” character Berlin, it’s likely he would reprise his role in a potential second season. No other cast members are confirmed, but it’s expected stars from Season 1 will return, including:
- Tristán Ulloa as Damián
- Begoña Vargas as Cameron
- Julio Peña as Roi
- Joel Sánchez as Bruce
Additional characters, allies and enemies may join the core cast in Season 2. Berlin’s backstory provides plenty of room to introduce new characters that shape his criminal beginnings.
One outstanding mystery is whether Berlin’s iconic “Money Heist” crew, including characters like The Professor (Álvaro Morte) and Palermo (Rodrigo de la Serna) could make cameo appearances, linking the prequel series timeline to the original show.
Show creator José Javier Reguilón and his writing staff have remained silent about potential storylines for another season. But the ending of Season 1 set up some clear plot threads that could carry over.
Most notably, Berlin and his newly assembled crew pulled off a successful jewel heist against all odds. But their actions will likely have consequences. Their getaway pilot Bruce was bleeding out from a gunshot wound when Berlin declared, “the party’s just getting started!”
Season 2 could see Berlin’s fledgling team enjoying their spoils from the precious diamond theft while plotting even bolder jobs. However, they may have to contend with adversaries seeking revenge, or law enforcement trying to lock them up.
More backstory about Berlin’s past could be revealed through flashbacks, a storytelling device used extensively in Season 1. Viewers might learn more about his relationship with mentor Professor Alfredo (José Manuel Seda) and his ill-fated marriage to Tatiana (Diana Gómez).
On a character level, Berlin could continue to grapple with the terminal illness that will eventually be his demise, and what he wants to achieve in the likely short years he has left. He may further develop an on-again, off-again romance with Cameron (Begoña Vargas).
Why Fans Are Hopeful
“Berlin” has been well-received by both critics and general audiences so far, making it one of Netflix’s buzziest international series in recent months.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Season 1 holds an impressive 91% Tomatometer score and 84% audience score. Critics praised the slick production values, captivating performances, stylish direction, and expansion of the “Money Heist” universe.
Moreover, Netflix reported in January 2023 that the series shot into the Top 10 lists of multiple countries including Spain, France, and Brazil within days of its premiere.
Fans on social media have been passionately calling for the show to be renewed, even creating online petitions. The cast also seem enthusiastic about potentially revisiting their characters.
So while Netflix has yet to confirm Season 2 plans, the positive reception and unresolved Season 1 ending suggest there are more stories about Berlin’s past left to tell. As long as audiences remain interested, a renewal order seems promising.
What to Expect
If given another season, “Berlin” would likely follow a similar structure and pace as the eight-episode first season. Fans can probably look forward to:
- 8-10 episodes with runtimes around 40-50 minutes
- More thrilling heists as Berlin attempts even bigger jobs
- Elaborate flashbacks fleshing out Berlin’s backstory
- New antagonists providing conflict
- Cliffhanger endings setting up future seasons
Production would commence in Spain, primarily on location in Madrid which doubles for Berlin’s hometown. Filming would likely take five to six months to complete.
The budget for Season 1 hovered around $5 million per episode, on par with Netflix’s higher-end foreign shows. A second season would probably receive a similar budget.
While it’s not officially confirmed yet, there are many indications that “Berlin” could return for Season 2 on Netflix. Strong reviews, social media buzz, an invested cast, and an unresolved cliffhanger ending all bode well for the show’s renewal prospects.
Fans may have to wait several months to find out if new episodes get the green light. But if and when the series does come back, viewers can look forward to more of Berlin pulling off daring heists, new characters being introduced, as well as twists and turns expanding the criminal underworld first depicted in “Money Heist”.
Stay tuned for updates on the status of “Berlin” Season 2!