Thanks to the enormous success of critics and audiences obtained by Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, the anime series that landed on Netflix a few days ago, Cyberpunk 2077 players have skyrocketed (reaching one million players per day). It is therefore normal that many people ask themselves: Cyberpunk: Will Edgerunners Have Season 2?
As we know, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners expands the story and ideas seen in Night City and develops them into a high intensity and rhythm 10 episode anime. Characters characterized to perfection, thrown into a mix of violence and gore, seem to have charted a bright future for the series developed by the Studio Trigger under the supervision of CD Projekt RED.
But a Cyberpunk sequel: Will Edgerunners actually see the light?
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 2 will be done?
The Edgerunners story revolves around a street kid named David. His mother Gloria is overworked and unfortunately dies in a car accident. Harassed by bullies and heartbroken by grief, David decides to have an upgrade found shortly after his mother’s death, a military-type implant that belonged to a psychopath named James Norris.
Thanks to his new abilities, David meets Lucy and her gang who, in reality, at first only want her miraculous implant. However, David compromises with the group, promising to work to pay off the debt of the plant that, it turns out, was bought by the oldest member of the gang, Maine. Time passes and David learns the rules of the game, becoming an important member of the team, racing towards a bombastic and action-packed finale for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.
An ending that, if you have completed the viewing of the series, seems to be self-contained, and does not leave much room for maneuver for a second season of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.
That said, at the time of writing, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners has not been renewed for a second season but given the situation and nature of the series, it may only be a matter of time before things change.
Typically, Netflix evaluates numerous metrics before renewing one of its shows, including the number of initial viewers and the dropout rate when watching a season. With some shows, cancellations or renewals happen quickly. Just think of Squid Game, Bridgerton, renewed shortly after their conclusion, or Resident Evil, canceled practically a few days after the broadcast. Other times, however, it can be months before Netflix makes a decision about the future of a show.
So far, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners has had an excellent reception, with the criticism it has given to this series great reviews across the board. The audience also welcomed the anime series extremely positively. Let’s not forget that the series has contributed to the incredible rebirth of the video game from which it is based, and even CD Projekt RED could therefore be willing to develop Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 2.
The future of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, a sequel or a spin off?
Unfortunately, almost nothing is known about a possible second season of Edgerunners, considering that Netflix hasn’t officially given the green light for a sequel. The conclusion, as mentioned, does not pave the way for new episodes of the show, unless the characters are changed and different people from Night City are followed, which of course is always possible. However, if we were to rely solely on the characters encountered in the first season, it is unlikely that Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 2 will actually be made.
Who knows, maybe Netflix will ride the success of Cyberpunk Edgerunners and, instead of offering us a season 2, will make a spin-off titled differently.