In March 2020, the Australian drama series ‘Stateless’ won over reviewers and viewers with its in-depth look at the country’s immigration policies. Cate Blanchett, Tony Ayres, and Elise McCredie’s limited series feature four stories of people whose lives are turned upside down after arriving at an Australian immigration center and are inspired in part by the true story of Cornelia Rau.
The show’s worldwide appeal, parallel cutting, emotionally driven perspective, and thrilling performances won it widespread acclaim. After seeing the first season in its entirety upon its July 2020 release on Netflix, viewers are left wondering: Will there be a ‘Stateless’ season 2? What is it?
Stateless Season 2 Renewal Status
No confirmation of Stateless Season 2 has been made as of yet. The show is advertised as a limited series, but the fact that there will be a second season of “limited series” Big Little Lies shows that such designations may be readily adjusted if the powers that be so choose.
In an interview with Deadline from back in February, series co-creators Cate Blanchett and Tony Ayers were prompted to talk about the prospect of a second season. Blanchett has stated that the show was “definitely conceived that way [as a one-off],” but she has not ruled out the possibility of a second season. “What has happened,” she continued, “is that the problematic nature of the situation has only deepened and become more entangled and politicized.” The series has an air of indeterminacy because of this.
Stateless Season 2 Release Date
On July 8, 2020, the first season of ‘Stateless’ debuted in its entirety on Netflix. There are six episodes totaling between fifty and sixty minutes. The show debuted in Australia on ABC on March 1, 2020, a full year before it hit the world’s biggest streaming service.
Here’s all we know about a potential new season: The politically and socially contentious drama was marketed as a limited series from the beginning, indicating that only one season would be produced. The show also does a good job of highlighting the negative aspects of the immigration system and finishes on a cliffhanger, leaving little room for a second season. All things considered, Season 2 of ‘Stateless’ is a long shot. If it ever gets created, which is highly doubtful, you will hear it from us first.
Stateless Season 1 Recap
Season 1 of The Stateless had four main characters from various professions because it was regarding illegal immigrants who resided undercover for years. They continued to face legal issues, which stemmed from the Australian government’s new immigration policies. It will be interesting to see how they handle all of these legal issues over time. They were on the verge of insanity from the incarceration they received for breaking immigration laws. This program was inspired by actual events.
Stateless Cast and characters
- Yvonne Strahovski as Sofie Werner, a German-Australian flight attendant who struggles with mental health issues, based on Cornelia Rau
- Marta Dusseldorp as Margot Werner, Sofie’s responsible older sister
- Asher Keddie as Clare Kowitz, a representative of the Department of Immigration Management and Multicultural Affairs (DIMMA, based on DIMIA)
- Sarah Peirse as Assistant Secretary Genevieve Mundy, Clare’s superior at DIMMA in Canberra
- Dan Spielman as David Meakin, a journalist reporting on the Australian immigration policy and its effects
- Fayssal Bazzi as Ahmad Ameer, a refugee from Afghanistan
- Soraya Heidari as Mina, Ameer’s eldest daughter
- Jai Courtney as Off. Cameron ‘Cam’ Sandford, a new officer at Barton Immigration Detention Centre
- Maria Angelico as Angie Sandford, Cam’s wife
- Kate Box as Janice Sandford, Cam’s older sister who is critical of the Australian immigration policy
- Darren Gilshenan as Brian Ashworth, the general manager of Barton Immigration Detention Centre
- Rachel House as Off. Harriet Tawake, the cruel coordinator of the officers at Barton Immigration Detention Centre
- Clarence Ryan as Off. Sullivan, a close friend of Cam’s and a fellow officer at Barton Immigration Detention Centre
- Rose Riley as Off. Sharee Burton, a young officer at Barton Immigration Detention Centre
- Dominic West as Gordon Masters, co-founder of GOPA, based on Ken Dyers of Kenja Communication
- Cate Blanchett as Pat Masters, co-founder of GOPA, based on Jan Hamilton of Kenja Communication
- Claude Jabbour as Farid, an Arab refugee who befriends Ameer before ending up at Barton
- Kwame N. Kamara as Mosi, an African refugee who befriends Ameer before ending up at Barton
- Phoenix Raei as Javad Shahrokh, one of the refugees at Barton, who is separated from his family
- Helana Sawires as Rosna, a Kurdish refugee at Barton
Stateless Season 2 Expected Plot
Blanchett was asked about a second season in an interview with Deadline, and she responded, “What’s more important to us — rather than going on and making another series, even though there are so many more stories to tell in this vein — is scaffolding a conversation around it.”
This suggests that new narratives revolving around Australia’s immigration rules are a distinct possibility for a second season. Information concerning the current situation of Australia’s immigration system is revealed in the season one finale. For example, since 2012, refugees who arrive in Australia by boat have been held in offshore detention centers in countries like the Micronesian island nation of Nauru. This strategy has been met with widespread criticism, and a prosecutor at the International Criminal Court has even ruled that it violates international law (via The Guardian). There’s potential for that story to serve the show’s goal of “scaffolding a conversation” about migration and detention through the sharing of more narratives.
Where to Watch Stateless?
Stateless is a Netflix original, so you’ll need to head over there to see it. As a result, it’s unavailable elsewhere. So, there’s no use in checking out services like Disney+, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video. Thankfully, Netflix is accessible all across the world.