‘Stateless’, a drama starring Cate Blanchett and dealing with immigrant issues in Australia, was said to be a mini-series. However, Blanchett has confirmed that there might be a second season to the critically acclaimed show after being asked some questions. What’s the update on the show?
‘Stateless’ came from Cate Blanchett and told the real story of a German immigrant into Australia who was jailed for ten months. Immigration issues have been at the forefront of debate globally, and with the political crises increasing, Cate Blanchett has given some clues about ‘Stateless’ Season 2 details.
- ‘Stateless’ Season 1 story
- Where would season 2 go?
- FAQs about ‘Stateless’
‘STATELESS’ SEASON 1
The Australian drama follows the story of Sofie, Ameer, and Mina. Sofie is an Australian who gets involved with a cult and tries to escape the country, only to end up in the immigration facility. Ameer is Mina’s dad, who is trying to find visas to move away from the cruelty of their home country.
The show follows as the three characters deal with the terrifying conditions within the facility. As the story progresses, they are oppressed by two officers; Cam and Claire are both authorities in the facility. Cam is a tough guy trying hard to enforce rules in the facility, often resorting to beating and starving the people in the facility.
The series was well-received but it also had a tragic ending. The season 1 finale saw the series going into sad endings for all the characters. As with real life, none of the characters has a traditional happy ending. Sofie ends up in a psychiatric hospital, and Ameer has to let Mina go because he could only get a visa for her. The story is done, so where would season 2 go?
WHERE WOULD SEASON 2 GO?
Cate Blanchett opened up about a new season in her interview with “Deadline”. According to the ‘Stateless’ Season 2 details given by her, she conceived the show as a mini-series but is open to more stories.
She described the series as “open-ended” and wants to explore more of the politicised issue. However, season 2 will likely not follow the trials and tribulations of Ameer, Mina, and Sofie. As “Bustle” notes, the second season is more likely to tackle more international stories of immigration. As soon as the show gets taken up, there will be a ‘Stateless’ Season 2 release date, but there would be some time before they land on a story. Season 1 of the story followed up on a real-life story and had many elements from the real world playing in.
As the immigration situations escalate, people would have to work to find the new story they want to tell. Cate Blanchett could choose to tell the story of the ICE facilities in America. She could also stick with the primary potential of the show with international immigration stories.
Germany, the Nordic countries, and Australia provide an excellent place for the next story in the series.
Cate has repeatedly said that these stories are interconnected, so while most of the main cast will not return for the possible second season, common themes will be available throughout the second season. There will be torture and the truth about the politics of the immigration centres around the world.
FAQs ABOUT ‘STATELESS’
WHAT IS THE SHOW ABOUT?
The show follows the story of real-life immigrants over at the immigration facility in Barton in Australia. As the show progresses, it follows people’s interpersonal relationships within the Barton Immigration Facility in Australia. The people struggle to find their visas and get into Australia.
HOW WAS THE SHOW RECEIVED?
While the show was not immensely popular, it was received well by critics. The acting performances and the storytelling have made the show one of the best on Netflix. The show has intense stories and emotions and has been received well.
WILL THERE BE A SECOND SEASON?
Probably. With Cate Blanchett chiming in with support, there is a high chance that there will be a second season. But, the show will likely deal with different characters and tell a different story.
‘Stateless’ is an intimate drama about immigration streaming on Netflix. The Australian show has been gaining accolades wherever it goes, and the producer and co-creator Cate Blanchett is open to more seasons. Keep your eyes peeled for any updates that drop about the second season here.