Cyberpunk: Edgerunners expands on the lore and ideas seen in Night City and fleshes them out into a high-octane, pulsating 10 episode anime. With plenty of violence, gore and deep characterisation, Edgerunners is a blast from start to finish.
After finishing all 10 episodes, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Here’s what we know:
The first couple of episodes work to set the scene, introducing us to a street kid called David. His mum Gloria is overworked and unfortunately ends up passing away after a car accident. Grief-stricken and beaten by bullies, David decides to get implants to enhance his body. However, those implants belong to a psychotic man named James Norris and there are concerns that David could adopt some of his psychotic traits.
Before any of this transpires though, David meets Lucy and her gang. They want the implant inside of David but he compromises with them, deciding to work one gig at a time to pay them back instead. With monstrous Maine watching over the group, the show moves into a more episodic structure as David learns the ropes, is trained by Lucy and gets to know the rest of the group group, taking out targets along the way. Everything is then brought together nicely during one last mission, stretched across a couple of bombastic, high-action eps to close the show out on a high.
We have extensive coverage of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners across the site, including a full season review and an ending explained article. You can check those out HERE!
At the time of writing, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners has not been renewed for a second season. Given the nature of the show’s content, that could well change if it does good numbers for Netflix.
Generally Netflix gauge numerous metrics before renewing a show, including how many people initially watch it and then looking at the drop-off rate. With some shows, cancellations or renewals happen quickly (ala. Squid Game, Bridgerton & Irregulars) Other times, it can take months before Netflix make a decision over a show’s future.
So far, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners has had an excellent reception with critics giving this show really good reviews across the board. Audiences are also incredibly positive on this too, which is always a bonus!
Taking everything into consideration, we’re predicting that Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will not be renewed for a second season. But why? Well, there’s not much scope for the story to progress unless the focal point is shifted across to Lucy and she heads off on a revenge plot. However, with most of the central cast either killed off or getting a good deal of closure, this feels more like a one-and-done deal.
We’ll be sure to update this section with accurate details over the coming weeks and months when we know more!
Barely anything is known about season 2 at this point, given Netflix have not green-lit a sequel. The conclusion, as mentioned above, doesn’t really open this one up to an expansion unless the characters are changed and we follow different people from Night City, which is, of course, always a possibility. Based on the core characters we meet here, it seems unlikely that a renewal would be on the cards.
Of course, we could see a surprise renewal on the cards and be made to eat our words! A second season would certainly be welcome but as mentioned above, we predict that this will not be renewed. but we’ll be sure to update this page in the future when more information is known though!
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