The Lorenskog Disappearances is a well written slow burn crime drama. Based on true events, this semi-fictional re-telling does well to keep things interesting across the season. After finishing all 5 episodes, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Here’s what we know:
For those unaware, the story goes like this: Norwegian billionaire Tom Hagen left his mansion in Lorenskog one morning to visit his office at Futurum business park. In his absence, his wife, Anne-Elisabeth Hagen, was kidnapped and held to ransom.
With clear signs of a struggle inside the house, and a letter left behind threatening to harm or kill Anne if Tom and his family contact the police and media, things don’t look good. Not only that but the kidnappers also ask for 9 million euros to be paid through Monero cryptocurrency. Only then will she be returned safely. They also unnervingly claim to have been keeping an eye on the family for a while so will know if he goes to the police.
Tom does get the cops involved though, who discreetly start a covert operation to find out exactly who has taken Anne – and why. They do their best to keep it out of the media, but it’s only a matter of time before they get involved.
And get involved they do; the show follows criminal journalist Erlend as he ends up investigating this case, running parallel to Jorunn Lakke, an investigator intent on getting to the bottom of this.
We have extensive coverage of The Lorenskog Disappearances across the site, including a full season review and an ending explained article. You can check those out HERE!
At the time of writing, The Lorenskog Disappearances 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, The Lorenskog Disappearances has had a really good reception with critics giving this show decent reviews across the board. We also really enjoyed the slow burn crime drama too. Audiences are certainly positive on this too, which is always a bonus!
Taking everything into consideration, we’re predicting that The Lorenskog Disappearances will not be renewed for a second season. Given the case this is based on is still unresolved, and the characters have well-defined arcs that come to a close naturally, there’s not much room to expand from the final scene. Plus, as a Scandinavian crime drama, most of these sort of shows do end up resigned to a single season run.
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.
Of course, if more details are revealed about the true case and there’s room for the characters to evolve and grow, we could see a surprise renewal on the cards. As mentioned above, we predict that thiswill 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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