Bad Sisters has been an undeniable hit for Apple TV+, with the show winning acclaim from critics and social media users alike. What does the future hold for the Garvey sisters, and will we get a second season?
The shock ending of season one, which left everyone wanting an explanation of who killed John Paul, may have briefly satisfied viewers by wrapping all unanswered questions in a neat little package, but audiences still want more.
From wanting to visit the array of remote and beautiful Irish locations where Bad Sisters was filmed, wondering if the show is remake and where is it set, and desiring to dive deeper into the characters, asking questions like 'Why does Bibi has an eye patch?', fans of the show will take any Bad Sisters content the can get their hands on.
So has this incredibly reaction prompted Apple TV+ to renew the show for a second season? Here we answer the question 'Will there be a Bad Sisters season 2?'
Will there be a Bad Sisters season 2?
Yes, Bad Sisters is set to return to Apple TV for season 2. The official announcement was made by the streamer on November 8, 2022.
Show creator and star, Sharon Horgan, said in a statement at the time "If you’d have told me three years ago that I’d be making a series about five murderous sisters chasing a man around Ireland trying to kill him I’d have said, 'Yeah, that sounds about right'. The response to our show had been beyond what we could have hoped for. It gave us the opportunity to shine a light on stories that don’t always get such a global platform. I look forward to getting chilly in the Irish Sea one more time."
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On the same day as the announcement, Horgan shared a montage of Bad Sisters pictures to her Instagram account, with the caption "So happy I get to jump in the Irish Sea with my girls again. Here’s some photos. I’m equal parts thrilled and terrified but that’s the way it should feel I think".
One fan responded to the news by commenting on the post with "My favourite new show I've seen in quite some time, very happy to see it return. I need more of the whole family." Another was in agreement, adding "I don't know if you can murder JP again, but I'd watch another season of trying to murder JP some more!"
Is Bad Sisters a limited series?
Bad Sisters was originally billed as a limited series, but its success has now changed that. A limited series has a predetermined number of episodes that tells a complete story arc - this is just one series.
The show is based on a Belgian series called The Out-Laws, which was created by Malin-Sarah Gozin and aired in 2011. The Belgian show was billed as a limited series, ending after 10 episodes, just Bad Sisters originally intended to.
Gozin told The Guardian that she always planned her story as a self-contained one, explaining “I had to come up with nine different murder attempts! I saw a lot of doctors and forensic experts, because it was essential that each attempt really could happen. Eventually, I found out the perfect murder doesn’t exist.”
How many Bad Sisters episodes are there?
There are 10 episodes in Apple TV+‘s dark comedic thriller, Bad Sisters.
Throughout the series, audiences watch on as the Garvey sisters, Eva (Sharon Horgan), Bibi (Sarah Greene), Ursula (Eva Birthistle), and Becka (Eve Hewson), try to kill their evil brother-in-law JP (Claes Bang) and free their sister Grace (Anne-Marie Duff) from her abusive marriage.
The show's finale neatly answered all the mysterious questions that had viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the season. But many eagle-eyed fans may have managed to work out some of the answers before the finale even aired.
If you didn't, while you’re waiting to hear more about a potential second season, Horgan recommends re-watching season one and keeping an eye out. Sure, the finale gives you the full picture, but upon re-watching, you might notice a couple of Easter eggs littered across the first nine episodes.
Speaking to Decider, Hogan confirmed, “There are SO many clues. We put in so many little hidden treasures. And I love the thought that people might go back and see them.”
What could happen in Bad Sisters season 2?
If there is a season 2 of Bad Sisters, it would likely follow Becka and Matt’s 'swoon-worthy' romance. As one of the biggest unresolved storylines, Becka and Matt’s budding relationship would be an easy and interesting plot line to explore further.
When asked if she felt there was any hope for Becka and Matt's future, Horgan admitted that she would be open to exploring their relationship if the show were to return.
Speaking again to Decider, Hogan said, “You know what, you’re gonna kill me when I say this… But I had written codas [epilogues that provides conclusions to the story] for each of the sisters.
"One of the codas was obviously [that] Matt and Becka went their separate ways, but she is walking along that sort of strand, and he’s there playing ball with those old guys, and they just see each other and then we kind of leave it.
“They see each other, and you know there’s still something there… If we ever did anything further it’d be very hard not to want to see those two together.”
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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is royal news and entertainment writer for Goodto.com. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with BBC Good Food and The Independent.
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