The Girl Before Season 2: Release Date, Cast, Plot, And More

Based on J.P. Delaney’s 2016 book of the same name, ‘The Girl Before’ is about two women, EEmma (Jessica Plummer) and Jane (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who move into the same house at 1 Folgate Street three years apart. The rent is low, but the builder and owner, Edward (David Oyelowo), has made about 200 rules that the renter must follow. During their time at the house, both women have love ties with Edward, but they have to follow a lot of rules.

Jane soon finds out that Emma died in strange ways and that she and Emma both look a lot like Edward’s dead wife. This sends her on a dangerous mission to find out what happened to Emma. Since it came out, the show has mostly gotten good reviews. It has gotten a lot of praise for the acting, the story, and the way it was made. If you’ve already seen the first season of “The Girl Before” and want to know if there will be a second season, we’ve got you covered.

The Girl Before Season 2 Renewal Status

Neither the TV network nor the people who make the show have said that season 2 is better. The Girl Before is part of a limited series, and Delaney’s one-off book doesn’t have a sequel. In the four-part series, the stories of the four characters are usually ended. In the final episode, it is revealed that Emma’s quiet friend Simon is the one who killed her.

What is the Storyline of the Girl Before

Jane has a chance meeting that leads her to the best rental opportunity of her life: she can live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house built by a mysterious builder as long as she follows a long list of strict rules. After she moves in, she finds out that Emma, a past renter, died suddenly in the building. She starts to wonder if her story will be the same as Emma’s.

The reader is going to be caught off guard by surprise after surprise in this fast-paced, page-turning story about a psychological addiction. As the story goes on, Emma’s past and Jane’s present will come together.

The Girl Before Cast

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Jane Cavendish, a single woman who moves into the minimalist house Edward built, three years after Emma and Simon.
  • David Oyelowo as Edward, the architect of the minimalist house with many rules.
  • Jessica Plummer as Emma Matthews, partner of Simon. They move into the minimalist house that Edward designed three years prior to Jane and is revealed to have died in the minimalist house
  • Ben Hardy as Simon, partner of Emma, who reluctantly moves into the minimalist house designed by Edward.


  • Ian Conningham as DI James Clarke
  • Amanda Drew as Carol
  • Mark Stanley as Saul
  • Rakhee Thakrar as Mia
  • Ben Addis as Peter Creed
  • Natasha Atherton as Leona

The Girl Before Season 2 Plot

Here’s what we know about the second season: Neither the network nor the show’s creators have said for sure that season 2 will be made. The Girl Before has been turned into a limited series, and Delaney’s original book doesn’t have a second. In the four-part series, the stories of the four people are pretty much wrapped up. In the last episode, it turns out that Emma’s quiet boyfriend, Simon (Ben Hardy), is the one who killed her. Simon and Jane fight, and Simon falls down the stairs to his death, just like Emma did.

The show’s ending shows that the title means more than one thing. It’s a nod to both Emma and Jane’s daughter Isabel, who died before she was born. Jane decides to keep her second baby, gets out of the house, and doesn’t get back together with Edward for now. Instead, she tells him to go to therapy. The scene during the credits shows that Edward’s therapy meetings with Carol (Amanda Drew) don’t have much of an effect, since he rents out his house again with the same rules as before. It’s probably there to show that Edward doesn’t change, and it has absolutely nothing to do with a second season.

The Girl Before Season 2 Release Date

The exact date for Season 2 of The Girl Before has not yet been set. The Girl Before’s third season should come out sometime in 2023. Maybe, like the first season, it will be on HBO Max. Let’s wait and see what comes next.

The Girl Before Rating

If you’ve never seen the show and are wondering how good it is, I can tell you that it’s pretty good. A score of 6.5/10 on IMDb is good, and the show has an average viewer score of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. So, this show is for sure on my list. If you’re still not sure if you want to see it, read what other people have said about it.

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