Apparently, in response to ‘Dare Me’ Season 2 petitions by fans, it is happening and is being taken up by Netflix. Let’s evaluate if it’s just a rumour or is there some truth to this news! If the news is indeed true, has there be a ‘Dare Me’ Season 2 trailer yet? When will the show release on Netflix? For answers to all these questions and more, scroll down.
Fans were angry when the USA Network decided not to release ‘Dare Me’ Season 2. Has ‘Dare Me’ Season 2 been cancelled? Why has it been cancelled? The creator has been pitching the cheerleading drama to new takers. It is rumoured that season 2 will be exclusively produced by Netflix. Scroll down to find out if there’s any fire to this smoke or is it just gas. Before that, it’s time to rewind the last season.
- Spoiler alert! What happened in the last season?
- Why was ‘Dare Me’ cancelled and why is this cancellation not acceptable to fans?
- ‘Dare Me’ Season 2 renewal truth demystified: Release date and plot updates
Spoiler alert! What happened in the last season?
If you haven’t watched the first season, skip this section or tread with care!
‘Dare Me’ plays in a poorly funded high school and a town in the Midwest. Two of its best cheerleaders and best friends Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy are at loggerheads when a new cheer coach Colette French arrives on the scene.
Addy is bewitched by Colette and they both start keeping secrets for one another. The story reaches its climax when Colette drags her into the death of Sarge Will, who was found murdered in her apartment.
By the end of the season, it is revealed that Colette and her husband were behind the murder. But the story remains unfinished as we still don’t know what happened on the night of his death. Beth’s dislike for Colette and her best friend’s infatuation is the reason she decides to go deep to solve the murder mystery.
The finale left us scratching our heads. There are many questions left unanswered. While we were anxiously waiting for a ‘Dare Me’ Season 2 trailer to instil some hope in us, the USA Network has decided to cancel it, leaving the fans furious. But why was ‘Dare Me’ cancelled?
Why was ‘Dare Me’ cancelled and why is the cancellation not acceptable to fans?
The foremost question is why the USA Network chose to axe a series like ‘Dare Me’, which earned rave reviews from fans as well as critics.
Even though one can’t match the popularity of ‘Suits’ to ‘Dare Me’ in terms of viewership, it is incorrect to say that ‘Dare Me’ is any less. In the current era of streaming giants like Netflix, people have a lot of options. The way we consume entertainment has changed massively.
Cable networks like the USA Network are trying to survive in the new world by changing their programming format. According to “Hollywood Reporter”, USA Network cancelled ‘Dare Me’ Season 2 only because it wants to concentrate more on unscripted shows and reality TV.
Whatever might be the reason for the cancellation, it hasn’t gone down well with the fans.
They have been requesting Netflix to produce ‘Dare Me’ Season 2 and, at least, finish the story. Fans have also gone ahead to create a petition for ‘Dare Me’ Season 2. Some feel that the USA Network was not right for a show like ‘Dare Me’.
One of the fans wrote on Twitter, “‘Dare Me’ would THRIVE as a @netflix original. The USA was not the right network for this show. They don’t have the right audience and did very little to promote it. PLEASE PICK THIS SHOW UP AND DO IT JUSTICE”.
‘Dare Me’ Season 2 renewal – Truth demystified: Release date and plot updates
All is not so gloomy doomy yet. There exists a ray of hope because the show is co-produced by Netflix. The streamer, according to rumours, has picked up ‘Dare Me’ and will exclusively produce season 2.
Netflix has redeemed a lot of shows like ‘Lucifer’, ‘Designated Survivor’, and ‘The Killing’ that were previously cancelled by their respective networks. Netflix can’t deny the potential of ‘Dare Me’. In fact, many feel that it is more suited to be a Netflix Original. Even though we can’t be sure when ‘Dare Me’ Season 2 is coming on Netflix, we do hope that the OTT platform pays some heed to all the petitions about the show’s renewal.
As of now, Netflix hasn’t made any official statement regarding redeeming the series on its platform. So the rumour of ‘Dare Me’ Season 2 happening is untrue. The show is being pitched to other networks and streamers. It is left to be seen if ‘Dare Me’ gets to play another round of dare.
If season 2 gets the green light, ‘Dare Me’ can be released, at the earliest by December 2020 following the release pattern of the previous season. Season 1 came on December 29, 2019, and wrapped up by March 8, 2020. But since the production houses and the studios across the world are disturbed by the pandemic, the chances of a December release are dim.
Season 2 of ‘Dare Me’, if it happens at all, will see the return of Colette (Willa Fitzgerald), Hanlon (Herizen Guardiola), Beth (Marlo Kelly), and Colette’s husband Matt (Rob Heaps) as the main cast. We can expect the same supporting cast.
Who killed Will and what exactly happened on the night?
We now know that Will didn’t take his own life. Colette and, her husband Matt, were very much involved in his murder, but how? We still don’t know how Matt got involved, and what exactly happened on the night of his death.
A Hamsa bracelet was found at the crime scene and Hanlon aka Addy knows a lot more. The cheerleaders have to do some serious explaining.
The night after the murder, Colette and Hanlon were sneaking around, and a CCTV system was recording it. It hasn’t been brought up yet. Only season 2 can fill in the gaps in the murder mystery, and we can’t wait for Netflix to take up the show.
As little as a season 2 trailer of ‘Dare Me’ will be enough for the fans right now. Do you want ‘Dare Me’ to come up with season 2? Write to us in the comments box below.
What happened at the end of ‘Dare Me’?
While we still do not know exactly what happened on that fateful night of the murder, what does seem likely is that Matt killed Will. He may have done it either in a rage after finding out about the affair, or for Collette, who asked him to kill her former lover after Will refused to leave her alone.
Is Beth in love with Addy?
In the show, Beth is in love with Addy, Addy is in love with the Coach, and the Coach does not seem to have a thing for either of them. But the Coach certainly does seem to flirt with Addy in various scenes. Beth and Addy seemed to be very close, but things changed, and even more so when Coach French arrived.
Does Beth die in Dare Me?
In the final chapters of the book “Dare Me”, on which the show is based, Beth purposely throws herself off the top of the cheer-leading pyramid. She does so because she is unable to win back the allegiance of Addy and the rest of the girls. She nearly dies in the ensuing fall out, and Collette comes out clean. However, the show has not reached that part yet. In season 1 of the show, Will was mysteriously murdered. We are now waiting for season 2 to know who committed the murder.
Is ‘Dare Me’ based on a book?
‘Dare Me’ is based on a book by the same name, written by Megan Abbot. The novel is based around the subject of American cheer leading.