It’s been almost a year since the viewers last saw The Luminaries. Despite a year has passed, fans are still clamoring for The Luminaries Season 2. However, it remains uncertain as to if BBC One will renew the British-New Zealand series. As of now, things are pretty tight, and the future of the series is in limbo. But it won’t be for long. This is because the series star recently shed light on The Luminaries Season 2. Keep reading to know more.
Based on Eleanor Catton’s novel of the same name, the series follows the life of a young adventurer, Anna Wetherell. She travels from the United Kingdom to restart everything by living on the South Island’s West Coast. It takes place in the gold rush year of the 1860s. She later found love on West Coast. However, the series was quite different from its novels, although Catton wrote the script.
Will The Luminaries Season 2 Ever Happen?
The Luminaries aired back on June 21, 2020, in the UK. While in the US, it aired on February 14, 2021. Although it’s been a year since fans have last watched the show yet, BBC One hasn’t renewed the series for The Luminaries Season 2. Further, the network hasn’t announced anything regarding the show. The series has its beginning, middle, and end and leaves no loose ends to explore in the second run. However, fans still hope that the show could return sometime in the future.
Well, it could be a case if the writers are looking to explore new characters and storylines. The first season gained massive popularity and much attention. It earned a 61% positive response on Rotten Tomatoes. Some critics also claimed that the show took them to a glorious time. Despite this, the network hasn’t revealed the future of the show. But the network hasn’t canceled the series yet. Thus there’s hope that BBC One will return with The Luminaries Season 2 sometime in the future.
Ewen Leslie Reveals The Show’s Future
As we know, the first season of The Luminaries has its beginning, middle, and end. Thus, there’s no hope for The Luminaries Season 2. Further, the series star Ewen who plays Crosbie Wells, stated that the show was assigned as a miniseries. That means it had a one season run only. However, many miniseries had come up with their next season. But it seems like it won’t happen in The Luminaries.
The Luminaries Season 2: Who Will Be In The Cast?
The show has been assigned as a miniseries. Thus, the chances of the second season are quite less. However, if the creators come up with a new storyline, we can expect some new faces to join the team. But if it continues from where it left, we can expect Eve Hewson as Anna Wetherell and Eva Green as Lydia Wells to return. Himesh Patel as Emery Staines, Marton Csokas as Francis Carver, and Ewen Leslie as Crosbie Wells might return. Erik Thomson as Dick Mannering, Benedict Hardie as Alistair Lauderback, and Richard Te Are as Te Rau Tauwhare might return.
The Luminaries Season 2: What Will Happen Next?
In the first season finale, Emery reunited with Anna after Anna tried to kill Crossbie and Emery. Walter decided to support Ana in court. During the trial, Anna presented Crossbie’s journal that revealed she seduced and murdered her late husband. Later in the trial, Lydia and Frank’s plot to steal the entire gold of Crossbie gets revealed. Frank blackmailed Lauderback, and later, they learned Frank killed Crossbie. Based on the evidence, Anna was set free.
However, vengeful Te Rau Tauwhare killed Frank on his way to prison. Emery was also sentenced, while Mr. Quee received the composition for the gold. In the end, Anna plans to live a new life with Emery once Emery’s released. Thus, if the show returns with the second run, it might explore Anna’s life and how Anna and Emery are living their best life away from everyone.
The Luminaries Season 2: When Will It Return?
BBC One hasn’t revealed the fate of the series yet. Thus it’s tricky to guess whether the show will return. But if the series gets renewed sometime in the summer of 2022, we expect The Luminaries Season 2 to return sometime in the fall of 2022 or earlier in 2023.