‘You Don’t Know Me’ is a legal drama series based on the 2017 book of the same name by Barrister Imran Mahmood. The show never reveals the protagonist’s true identity; Netflix captions refer to him as the Defendant, while the credits call him the Hero. The Defendant is confident he will be found guilty of murdering a drug dealer. Desperate, he resolves to represent himself in court, replacing his attorney with his own closing argument.
After its debut, ‘You Don’t Know Me’ was largely praised by critics. The acting and casting received a lot of praise, however, the show was criticized for having a slow pace. Those of you who have seen the first season and are wondering if there will be a second need not worry; we have the answer.
You Don’t Know Me Season 2 Renewal Status
The show’s future has not been announced by Netflix or BBC management as of this writing. The first season is well-received by both viewers and reviewers. On IMDb, it was given a 6.9/10, while 90% of Google reviews were good. Therefore, it’s possible that the show will have a second season. A cliffhanger ending to the first season set the stage for a continuation. However, Netflix has not yet shared the first season’s viewership numbers. Let’s hope for the best until the massive streaming service announces the show’s fate.
In addition, the show may switch back to an anthology format or develop a spinoff series. It might focus on Mahmood’s novels and the television productions that have direct allusions to them. Now the BBC has done the same thing with Sally Rooney, an Irish author. That the BBC is working on a new format for You Don’t Know Me is encouraging.
You Don’t Know Me Season 2 Release Date
The first episode aired on December 5, 2021, with the series finale airing on December 13, 2021. The sitcom has done well in its first season, but BBC has not yet said whether or not it will be renewed. There are a lot of questions left unanswered following the series’ last episode, so it would be a shame if the BBC decided not to continue it. Fans feel the show has promise and should be renewed for a second season, but the BBC has been mute on the subject, casting doubt on the show’s future.
You Don’t Know Me Storyline
In the pilot episode, Hero is accused of murdering a man named Jamil Issa, and the evidence points directly at him. He explains to the judges his side of the tale, which was left out of the material they reviewed, in an effort to defend his innocence. The defendant is given the opportunity to present his side of the case, and the judge makes it clear that his testimony will not be considered fresh evidence.
The protagonist opens his defense by claiming his innocence before the judge. He is sad Jamil is gone, but sadly, narcotics dealers frequently meet their end. When questioned further by the judge, Jamil claims that his family members are frustrated because they now have proof of what he did and did not do, but that even if they had no proof at all, they still wouldn’t understand anything because someone else did it.
The show then reveals that our hero isn’t a drug dealer or gang member; he’s always just sold vehicles. The man was devoted to his work. The series chronicled the story of what transpired, how Jamil died, and how the protagonist was falsely accused of murder up until the point where Jamil came into the hero’s car store that fateful day.
You Don’t Know Me Season 1 Ending
The murder of Jamil was at the center of the BBC thriller series. Hero spent the whole first season attempting to persuade the jury that he was not responsible for the death of mobster Jamil. He said that he had stumbled into this criminal underbelly and felt out of place there. Jamil had already been shot deceased when he arrived, he said afterward. Thus, both Hero and Curt were taken aback. He described the evening his younger sister Bless visited Jamil in the hospital. But he recognized her and kidnapped her. He implied that Hero should murder Bless. Jamil had previously requested Hero deliver the funds and Kyra to him. Things were tight before they even got to the club.
Later, Kyra made the decision to fire. But she dropped the gun, and Bless used it to kill Jamil. However, Hero has a strategy to get out of there. Kyra requested that he put the items in frames for her. When his ex-lover returned home, he found out she had framed him for a crime he hadn’t committed. There was a lingering doubt regarding who was guilty at the end of the first season. When asked if the jury had reached a verdict, he confirmed that they had. The outcome of the decision regarding Hero was not obvious.
You Don’t Know Me Cast
- Samuel Adewunmi as Hero
- Sophie Wilde as Kyra
- Bukky Bakray as Bless
- Roger Nsengiyumva as Jamil
- Tuwaine Barrett as Curt
- Yetunde Oduwole as Adebi
- Nicholas Khan as Sam
- Michael Balogun as Face
- Duayne Boachie as Binks
You Don’t Know Me Season 2 Plot
Jamil was killed by Bless’s gunshot in the season finale of “You Don’t Know Me.” The face is probably also gone now. The two of them decide to go away. Defendant makes the conscious decision to surrender, ensuring that he will be held responsible for Jamil’s death. Before she goes, Kyra coaxes a vow from Defendant that he will pin his freedom woes on her if he is unable to escape in any other way. The Defendant speculates whether he will be found guilty or not guilty. The series finishes on a cliffhanger, just before the verdict is announced.
If the story between the Defendant and Kyra is continued, we might learn that he has been let free and is now actively looking for her. It’s possible Bless will go looking with him. She considers Kyra to be her best friend. It may be either “All I Said Was True” or “I Know What I Saw” from Mahmood’s previous works if an adaptation were to be made.
Where to watch You Don’t Know Me Season 2?
If the show is renewed for another season, it will likely be accessible via Netflix, where the first season will be made available on June 17, 2022.