When I Might Destroy You aired earlier this 12 months, it garnered the eye of viewers and critics alike. The present — which is written by, produced by, and stars Michaela Coel — follows a younger lady, Arabella, as she tries to return to phrases with being drugged and sexually assaulted after an evening out with pals. Not solely has the present obtained excessive reward for its writing, many followers additionally respect its correct portrayal of sexual assault and dealing with the trauma that ensues. As a result of the primary season was so good, many people are naturally questioning after we can count on a second one.
Whereas Coel hasn’t denied the opportunity of a second season, she additionally hasn’t confirmed it. The present initially aired on BBC One and HBO, and has not been renewed on both platform. Coel spoke with The Hollywood Reporter a number of months again, and once they requested about additional plans for the present, her response was cryptic: “I do not wish to give something away. However I believe if you see the ultimate episode, you will know.” In a distinct interview with The Hollywood Reporter, HBO programming president Casey Bloys gave us something a little more definitive. When requested if I Might Destroy You will return for a second season, Bloys instructed the publication: “It isn’t going to return again for an additional season; nicely, I do not assume it’s. We’re following Michaela Coel’s lead. I do not assume that she has any extra of that story she needs to inform. But when she known as us tomorrow and altered her thoughts and needed to do extra, I might be completely satisfied to do extra.” So, clearly, it is as much as Coel and whether or not or not she believes there’s extra story to inform.
The tip of the primary season actually noticed some decision, however there are different storylines that would nonetheless be explored additional. Within the finale, Arabella explores completely different iterations of the night time she was assaulted, permitting herself to see it by means of completely different lenses as a part of her therapeutic course of. Whereas she reaches some degree of management and understanding about her assault, dealing with trauma is an ongoing battle. If Coel decides she needs to proceed the story, she’s going to little doubt be met with optimistic reception. Within the meantime, it appears like we’ll should embrace I Might Destroy You as a restricted, one-season sequence.