Why a Godless season 2 at Netflix is unlikely, even with great reception

Godless season 2Is a Godless season 2 possible at Netflix following its big premiere on Wednesday? It’s definitely understandable to want it. The Western series, which features an all-star cast led by Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery, is getting some pretty strong reviews and could be given some love come awards season.

Unfortunately, positive buzz and even big viewership may not lead to there being more of this show, largely because there was never meant to be more. This is being billed as a limited series, and with that there may be a beginning, middle, and end to the story in a way that ties things up perfectly. We also think that even if Netflix wanted to do more, it’d be fairly difficult to pull off — Dockery is a series regular over on TNT’s Good Behavior, and that makes matters all the more difficult to schedule if she was meant to return.

It’s really hard to even speculate on such a thing as a Godless season 2 without seeing the first season, but even if something happens to all of the major characters you could make the case for other stories in the same universe. With Longmire ending Netflix doesn’t have a lot of original properties in this space, and to even call Longmire a Western is a little bit of a stretch when you consider that it’s set in the present day.

Here’s the big thing that you have to remember no matter what — Big Little Lies was never intended to be anything more than a limited series. Yet, viewers loved that show so much that HBO is getting closer to announcing a season 2 renewal. There are very few things that are definitive in TV, but we would say that sometimes less really is more. If Godless is a limited series, there’s probably a pretty good reason for it. You wouldn’t want to continue the show if there really isn’t all that much in the way to story to tell for it anymore. Sometimes, you just have to know that you’re much better off letting the good thing go.

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