The sci-fi drama ‘Debris’ debuted with a warm response on NBC. We discuss the possibility of a second season of ‘Debris’ and whether the cancellation is its fate?
NBC’s science-fiction drama ‘Debris‘ is the latest addition to the American science fiction landscape. Right from the word go, the series has proven its mettle and is being loved by a worldwide audience. Created by J.H. Wyman, the visionary mind behind the delicious neo-noir series ‘Dead Man Down‘, ‘Debris’ is a delightful watch. However, the mixed commercial and critical success of the series has the fans already wondering whether a season 2 is on the cards yet? Given the usual route television networks take, it won’t be an anomaly if the second season is announced mid-way through the first season. Let’s investigate.
- ‘Debris’ synopsis
- ‘Debris’ is a gloomy science fiction drama
- Will ‘Debris’ come back for a second season?
‘Debris’ begins with wreckage from an alien spacecraft falling on the earth, having a mysterious effect on the humans who have come in contact with it. Investigating the mystery is two agents, both with contrasting personality and a different approach to work. The drama builds and we are engrossed in the series. In addition, we are also introduced to a secret organization named Orbital that carries the burden of carrying out the investigation. While investigating alien material, our agents, Finola Jones and Bryan Beneventi, find a way to work together in harmony. They both represent their countries, the UK and the USA respectively. They go about mending their differences and uncover the secret mystery.
Along with competing with time to solve the mystery of each part of the debris having a different impact on humans, the agents also have to find a way to keep off the criminal entities to get their hands on the debris first.
The series focuses on some usual science fiction tropes, from the hazy colour palettes to the soundtrack. But to their credit, the creators have managed to secure a decent-sized budget that translates into some epic set pieces. The notoriety that television science-fiction faces, in terms of the production quality, can’t be applied here. The sets are great, the cinematography talks to you, the music resonates and the icing on the cake is the top-notch writing.
Moreover, while the show is as grim a serious science-fiction drama as should be, it has a refreshingly humorous undertone. However, the humour is mostly subtle, but when it works, it works like charm. We shouldn’t steal the credit here from our two main leads – Jonathan Tucker and Riann Steele. Both in their roles, of a CIA agent and an MI6 agent, two rival detective organizations from two different countries, shine. Their subtle jabs at one another form the basis of most of the humour. But when they are working together, they are a force not to lock horns with.
The series, in the first episode itself, has opened so many portals to pure drama, mystery, and intrigue. It would be a nearly impossible feat if the show-runners wrap the show within a first season. So, our best bet is that the series is going to stretch beyond the debut season. But then again, there is a depressing trend among the television science-fiction to not show up for a second season. Can ‘Debris’ be an exception? Wouldn’t we be delighted if the makers announce a release date for ‘Debris’ Season 2?
‘Debris’ Season 2: Release date or cancellation?
As of now, there has been no such information regarding ‘Debris’ Season 2 release date. But it is already too early to predict the show’s fate. The first episode has raised quite a lot of curiosity among the fans. And as is usually the case, the first few episodes are only there to establish the setting and the world. And so far, ‘Debris’ is almost halfway there. We have been introduced to the weird world and some weirder characters. In the next few episodes, when we will hopefully be introduced to more characters and settings, it will give us a genuine idea. However, if the creators fall flat, and they end up making a bad series, ‘Debris’ will have a bigger chance of facing cancellation.
Tell us in the comments whether you think it is too early to predict a renewal or cancellation of ‘Debris’? And what could be the possible release date of season 2 of ‘Debris’ according to you?