‘Dare Me’ Season 2 has been pitched to other networks after USA Network cancelled it. Will Netflix let it slip away from its grip?
Has ‘Dare Me’ Season 2 found its platform or is still pitching itself to new takers? The series was cancelled by USA Netflix after a single season. The fans are still angry over cancellation news. Find out if ‘Dare Me’ is coming with a second season and why it was cancelled in the first place.
- Why was ‘Dare Me’ cancelled by USA Network?
- ‘Dare Me’ Season 2 trading begins: Has Netflix lost its dare?
- ‘Dare Me’ Season 2 to be exclusively produced by Netflix: updates here!
Why was ‘Dare Me’ cancelled by USA Network?
‘Dare Me’ follows mainly three characters in a small, poorly-funded high school and town in the Midwest — two of its best cheerleaders and their new coach. Co-created by Megan Abbott and Gina Fattore (and adapted from Abbott’s novel of the same name), the cheerleading drama is an incredible work that met the same fate as ‘Hannibal’.
The question is why did The USA Network choose to cancel a series like ‘Dare Me’, a series that earned rave reviews from fans as well as critics.
What will a Network do when a show like ‘Suits’ (2011) pulls in 4,000,000 viewers per episode, while ‘Dare Me’ ends up with only 400,000. USA Network didn’t release any official statement as to why the show was cancelled. But it seems the low viewership was the reason behind the cancellation.
Even though ‘Dare Me’ doesn’t stand parallel to ‘Suits’ in terms of viewership, it is incorrect to say that ‘Dare Me’ is less popular or less loved. Times are different in 2020 as compared to when ‘Suits’ premiered. People have a lot of options. The way we consume entertainment has massively changed, thanks to Netflix. Cable Networks are trying to survive in the new world by overhauling their programming structure.
According to “Hollywood Reporter”, the USA Network cancelled it because it wants to concentrate more on unscripted shows. Many of its scripted programmes like ‘Queen of the South’, ‘The Sinner’, ‘Briarpatch’, ‘The Purge’, ‘Treadstone’, and the Bravo import ‘Dirty John’ are awaiting the green signal for renewal.
‘Dare Me’ Season 2 trading begins: Has Netflix lost its dare?
‘Dare Me’ isn’t a stereotypical high school drama. Netflix, which has revolutionary high school shows like ‘Sex Education’, can’t deny the potential of ‘Dare Me’. Even though the USA Network has taken its decision, Netflix does have the power to redeem the compelling cheerleading drama.
The show is co-produced by Netflix, so Netflix could take the series on as an original and breath a new lease of life into ‘Dare Me’ with season 2.
The news of cancellation spread like fire on social media and other platforms. Fans spewed their anger and disappointment over the decision. They have been requesting Netflix to not let ‘Dare Me’ to slip away from its grip.
One of the fans tweeted, “‘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 to be exclusively produced by Netflix: updates here!
It is rumoured that Netflix has already listened to the demand of the fans and has renewed ‘Dare Me’ for season 2. This is not the first time Netflix has saved a TV series after they have been cancelled by cable Networks. Shows such as ‘Lucifer’, ‘Designated Survivor’, and ‘The Killing’ got their breath back when Netflix redeemed them.
In case of ‘Dare Me’, Netflix hasn’t made any official statement regarding redeeming the series on its platform. We still don’t know whether Netflix has lost its dare or has dared to pick ‘Dare Me’ for season 2.
‘Dare Me’ co-producer, Universal Content Productions, is trading the series around to numerous outlets for season 2. But rumours have every possibility of turning into reality knowing how Netflix has a history of saving good content of cable TV from cancellations.
We can hope that a show like ‘Dare Me’ doesn’t meet the same fate as ‘Hannibal’. We hope that it gets a chance to bloom fully with season 2 and more. Check on our website for further updates on ‘Dare Me’.
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