The Society: 5 things we want to see in season 2 (and 5 we don’t)

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The Society is one of our favorite new shows of the year and we’re already looking forward to season 2.

Update: The Society as officially been renewed for season 2 which will debut sometime in 2020!

Unsurprisingly, Netflix’s modern-day take on Lord of the Flies became an immediate hit with fans all around the world. While there hasn’t been any word on a renewal yet, we’re already making a list of what we want to see in a potential season 2. The Society set up plenty of political discord which could destroy New Ham while also touching upon the central mystery about where everyone went. With so much to look forward to, here are our top choices for the show to explore.

Warning: Spoilers for The Society season 1 below! 

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What we want: Kelly thriving as the town doctor

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One of the best parts about the first season of The Society was seeing Kelly go from a naive rich kid to one of the most integral members of New Ham. From the beginning, she was a likable character. She showed only kindness to Cassandra and Will, people who were openly disliked by her friends. While she initially took Harry’s side about keeping her wealth and status, she quickly began to realize that it didn’t matter. Rather than slip into bad habits, Kelly decides to become a leader in the community as a positive voice in the committee.

In the latter half of the season, she starts to focus on being the doctor in New Ham. She rations extra food for Becca and learns how to perform an ultrasound. “Poison” is a trial by fire, where Kelly has to adapt to the swell of new patients. On the fly, she learns how to administer an IV and saves Elle’s life. Not to mention, she later helps deliver Becca’s baby and immediately reacts when she heads into labor.

From the pilot, it seems like Kelly is going to be sidelined as Harry’s nice girlfriend however she makes a name for herself right away. It’s refreshing to see a character who isn’t defined by her romance but by her own arc. Hopefully, The Society continues this trend with her into season 2. Especially because it looks like she’ll need to step up now that Allie and Will are under arrest.

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What we don’t want: The Guard becoming nameless brutes

One of the major issues towards the back half of this season was that the Guard simply became thugs in New Ham. Yes, Jason and Clark are secondary characters to Luke and Grizz but it’s still a bit of a letdown. The show needed to have the Guard rebel against Allie and having them join Campbell’s coup made the most sense. However, it feels a bit jarring for Jason especially to all of a sudden be okay with locking up Allie and threatening Helena. We want to see the series explore some of the morally grey areas of these characters not make them black and white with who we should root for. We’d also like to see Luke, who seems to be doing this out of fear for Helena and of being alone, finally stand up to his friends and lead like Helena has tried to inspire him to do.