Who doesn’t love a good true crime documentary series? Let’s be honest, true crime documentary series are brilliant and are the guilty pleasure television genre for millions of people around the world.

That being said, any fan of true crime shows will agree that I’ll Be Gone in the Dark from HBO has been a fantastic, compelling and emotional series.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark season 1 has just come to an end, many fans are already curious as to whether the series will ever return for a second instalment.

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Will there be I’ll Be Gone in the Dark season 2?

  • At the time of writing, it is highly unlikely that I’ll Be Gone in the Dark will return for season 2, but the series has not officially been cancelled.

When it comes to this type of documentary series, it is extremely difficult to predict whether the show will ever return for a second season. On one hand, the series is based on the book by Michelle McNamara and covered pretty much everything in the source material.

However, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark has had amazing reviews from fans and critics alike, scoring 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7/10 on IMDB. Plus, we have seen similar shows to this be renewed for a second season before, albeit not many of them have been based on a book that’s itself based on real events.

It is highly likely that there will never be a season 2 of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, but we will bring you updates if any new information is officially confirmed, so keep checking back in on this page.

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Potential season 2 release date…

  • If I’ll Be Gone in the Dark was renewed for a second season, we would expect it to premiere in late-2021.

However, this is all dependent on the series getting renewed by HBO in the first place, which seems extremely unlikely.

What could happen in S2?

  • As there is no sequel novel to the original, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by McNamara, a follow-up series would most likely tell the story of another person.

Whilst there is a chance that a second season could follow the events of, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and bring the latest updates, we doubt this would be the route that HBO would go.

Personally, I could see I’ll Be Gone in the Dark having a spin-off second season, which would focus on someone else’s personal investigation into a notorious crime.

Again, we will bring you updates on the future of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark as soon as more information is officially confirmed by either the production team or HBO.

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Tom Llewellyn
Tom Llewellyn

As the resident-geek at HITC Entertainment, Tom covers everything from anime and manga to Korean dramas and World TV. Tom boasts an undergraduate degree in both Animal Behaviour from Aberystwyth University and a postgraduate degree Science Communications from UWE Bristol and has over 5 years’ experience in writing about the weird and wonderful world of global entertainment.

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