The shocking disappearance of Verónica Montes is at the center of the Chilean drama series “42 Days of Darkness,” available on Netflix. Cecilia Montes, Verónica’s sister, works up with lawyer Victor Pizarro to solve the case. During their search for the missing woman, the two discover shocking information that has far-reaching consequences for her loved ones. The first season of the show premiered in May of 2022 in the Spanish language.
The crime thriller, which was originally named “42 Days in the Dark,” was praised for its compelling story, excellent acting, and realistic portrayal of the crime itself. Fans of the show are likely curious about the show’s future installments because the first season finishes with an open ending. What follows is a complete rundown of the upcoming second season.
42 Days of Darkness Season 2 Renewal Status
On May 11, 2022, Netflix premiered 42 Days of Darkness, a criminal drama series from Chile. If you’re curious about the show’s probable return for a second season, read on. Netflix has not yet decided whether or not to renew the show after only a few days since its premiere. The first season ended with plenty of potentials for the tale to develop in the second. Meanwhile, the pilot episode has received mostly positive feedback. As a result, Season 2 of 42 Days of Darkness on Netflix is likely to be renewed soon.
42 Days of Darkness Season Cast and characters
- Claudia Di Girolamo as Cecilia Montes
- Pablo Macaya as Víctor Pizarro
- Daniel Alcaíno as Mario Medina
- Aline Küppenheim as Verónica Montes
- Gloria Münchmeyer as Berta Montes
- Julia Lübbert as Karen Medina
- Monserrat Lira as Emilia Medina
- Amparo Noguera as Nora Figueroa
- Néstor Cantillana as Braulio Sanchez
- Claudio Arredondo as Manuel Toledo
- Daniela Pino as Paula Asenjo
- Iván Cáceres as Joaquín Pizarro
- Daniel Muñoz as Arturo Fernandez
- Tamara Acosta as Carmen Salazar
- Willy Semler as Cristian Lira
- Alejandro Goic as Regional Fiscal
- Eduardo Paxeco as Gustavo López
- Paola Giannini as Monica Jimenez
- Claudia Cabezas as Manuela Roa
- Nelson Polanco as Ricardo Montes
- Andrés Suknic as Adolfo Varas
- Rodolfo Pulgar como Mayor of the Region of La Araucanía
- Jaime Azócar como Southern District Police Chief
- Hernán Lacalle como Inzunza
- Elvis Fuentes como Nelson
- Roque Artiagoitía as Karen Friend’s
- Constanza Rojas as Karen Friend’s
- Juan Carlos Maldonado as Silva
42 Days of Darkness Season 2 Plot
At the conclusion of the first season, we saw Pizarro attempting to provide evidence that Mario had a third party sign a contract for his wife Veronica. He looked everywhere for a witness, but nobody would come forward. Due to insufficient evidence, the court dismissed Mario’s complaint.
The other defendant was also found guilty and given a life sentence for robbery with a deadly weapon. We also saw Pizarro make amends with his son before he traveled for Santiago to provide aid to the family of a missing woman. After moving in with Verónica, Mario, Karen, and Emilia were able to be closer to Cecilia’s home.
We anticipate that 42 Days of Darkness will continue the story from where we left off at the end of Season 1. Pizarro’s interest in the newspaper article about the woman could be explored in further depth in Season 2. Pizarro and his son may travel to Chile’s capital in search of redress. It’s possible that Pizarro will enlist Nora and Braulio’s assistance in unraveling the mystery. In the second season, the show could take a closer look at the country’s judicial and police systems. And there has been a lot of media attention on the case and the families involved.
42 Days of Darkness Season 2 Release Date
The first season of ’42 Days of Darkness’ debuted on Netflix in its entirety on May 11, 2022. There are six episodes totaling between 40 and 59 minutes in the first season.
Here’s what we know about going for a rematch: Netflix has not yet issued a statement regarding the show’s cancellation. However, given how the first season concludes, it’s possible that future seasons will focus on different cases, also based on real crimes. The first season’s main storyline wraps up after the first six episodes, however, the showrunners may be interested in developing a new storyline with Pizarro as the protagonist if the program is renewed for a second season.
As a result, it’s not too out of the ordinary to assume that the show will adopt an anthology structure. By the end of summer 2023, a second season might be greenlit if the pilot episode fulfills the streaming giant’s renewal requirements. It is likely that if the show is renewed shortly, ’42 Days of Darkness’ would premiere in the second quarter of 2024.
42 Days of Darkness Season 2 Trailer
Netflix has posted a trailer for the first season of 42 Days of Darkness on YouTube, but there is currently no information available about the second season.
Is “42 Days of Darkness” a true story?
The events depicted in 42 Days of Darkness are based on real events, but the series itself is fiction. Our protagonist Verónica Montes’s death is inspired by the true story of Viviana Haeger, who vanished and was later found dead. On June 29, 2010, Viviana Anguita, a married woman and mother of two, vanished from her house in Puerto Varas, Chile. On the day she disappeared, her husband got a call saying his wife was about to be kidnapped, but he thought it was a hoax and didn’t take it seriously.
Her husband Jaime eventually reported her missing after hearing from his girls that she had gone away. No matter how hard they looked, Viviana’s loved ones and the police were unable to track her down. Almost two months after she vanished, on August 10, 2010, her husband Jaime discovered her body on the roof of their house. The initial suspicion was that Viviana had taken her own life. New information indicates that the herbicide was actually a poison.
For five years, police looked for the murderer without any luck. One of Jaime’s subordinates, Jose Perez Mancilla, admitted to killing Viviana at the conclusion of the fifth year, in December 2015, and said that Jaime had recruited her to kill his wife. Jaime and Mancilla were taken into custody after their confession. In 2017, after a trial in which prosecutors sought Jaime’s life sentence, he was found not guilty owing to the absence of evidence. His former employee Mancilla received a 10-year prison term.
Where to watch 42 Days of Darkness Season 2?
Unfortunately, Netflix has not renewed 42 Days of Darkness for a second season just yet, but you can watch the full first season right now. There are 13 episodes in all, and each one lasts around an hour.