I Am Not Okay With This season 2: what we know

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Will Am Not Okay With This season 2 happen? Netflix hasn't confirmed the renewal of the new supernatural 'dramedy' just yet, but we think it's got a fairly good chance of coming back. It's featured in plenty of Netflix's top 10 lists in the US and UK since launch, but it's also captured the imaginations of Tumblr and Twitter users.

Inspired by the graphic novel by Charles Forsman, I Am Not Okay With This comes from the executive producer of Stranger Things and the director behind The End of the F***ing World, Shawn Levy. Forsman also created the graphic novel that became The End of the F***ing World – so it's certainly a much-deserved companion piece. 

After gobbling up the first 7 short episodes in extra quick time, then, you'll likley be thinking about when you can see more of Syd and where the story will go afgter the bloody season one finale in a potential I Am Not Okay With This season 2. Below, we'll explain what we know about the likelihood of a second season – and where another set of episodes could take us. 

When will I Am Not Okay With This be renewed or canceled for season 2? 

Netflix usually waits a little while to renew its shows, to judge how big the audience is. In the case of Locke and Key season 2, for example, executive producer Carlton Cuse said it'll be a month after the premiere before a decision is made either way – this was described as a Netflix "policy". Expect, then, to learn about the future of I Am Not Okay With This at some point this Spring. 

To take another teen genre show that didn't get a second season on Netflix, zombie drama Daybreak debuted in late October, and was canceled in mid-December. So, whether I Am Not Okay With This is renewed or canned, we'll find out in the next couple of months. 

I Am Not Okay With This season 2 release date: if it happens, expect it in 2021

The show hasn't been renewed yet, but if it comes back for season 2, you can probably expect it at a similar time in 2021. 

I Am Not Okay With This season 2: there is a plan for multiple seasons

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I Am Not Okay With This ends with a storyline teased for season 2 – the shadowy figure that follows Syd (Sophia Lillis) throughout the series finally introduces himself, and suggests they're something of a team now. The figure's identity is kept a secret, but speculation points towards the shadowy man being Syd's father, who was previously thought dead. We'll have to wait until season 2 to find out more about that particular plot, but this feels like a logical extension of what's been explored in this first set of episodes.

No doubt we'll see the fallout of Syd using her telekinetic powers to pop the head of Brad, Dina's ex-boyfriend, too. In theory, her entire high school now knows her secret – though it's possible they won't be certain of what to make of what happened. Will Dina forgive Syd for what happened?

There are plans for 'subsequent seasons' of the show already. By no means were these seven episodes meant as a one-off or miniseries. 

"I want to make sure that Sydney is essentially a Chosen One, the only one right now, and she absolutely hates that and she has to come to terms with what it means to do that," director and executive producer Jonathan Entwistle told Collider

"There is, without going into too much detail, a much bigger under-the-surface conspiracy, if you will, that goes back much, much further to do with the powers, that will then come to light for the subsequent seasons where she and her powers, being the most powerful, will be used to somebody else's gain and/or not, depending on where we go."

Sounds like interesting material for a follow-up year. Let's hope it happens. 

Samuel Roberts

Samuel is a PR Manager at game developer Frontier. Formerly TechRadar's Senior Entertainment Editor, he's an expert in Marvel, Star Wars, Netflix shows and general streaming stuff. Before his stint at TechRadar, he spent six years at PC Gamer. Samuel is also the co-host of the popular Back Page podcast, in which he details the trials and tribulations of being a games magazine editor – and attempts to justify his impulsive eBay games buying binges.