Netflix’s original series, The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself, followed the origin of the eponymous novel Half Bad by Sally Green, which premiered on October 28, 2022. It quickly found its way to TokTok, where a campaign began to ensure that the show would be renewed for a second season, and its songs garnered a massive audience.
Ultimately, all those efforts fell short because in December 2022, the OTT giant Netflix announced that The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself had not been renewed for a second season. This highlights an infuriating trend that came into the public eye with a series of Netflix cancellations.
Why Was Half Bad: The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself Season 2 Cancelled?
Although Season One of The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself earned positive reviews at the Box Office, the series was cancelled. The popular series earned 92 percent from critics and 91 percent from audiences. Additionally, it received 7.5 ratings on IMDB. Nevertheless, a month after the release Netflix decided not to move forward with the highly-anticipated series.
The reason behind the cancellation of the series is although the series earned positive reviews at the office, it didn’t perform well enough to achieve a Season Two of the series. Jay Lycurgo, disheartened by the cancellation, Tweeted,
Who Were Among The Cast of The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself?
Not just the series had an outstanding plot, but it included exceptional cast members. Hence, it helped the series achieve a high-ratings at the Box Office. Meanwhile, the main cast of The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself includes,
- Jay Lycurgo as Nathan Byrne
- Nadia Parkes as Annalise O’Brien
- Emilien Vekemans as Gabriel
- Isobel Jesper Jones as Jessica Byrne
- Karen Connell as Ceelia
- Paul Ready as Soul O’Brien
- David Gyasi as Marcus Edge
- Kerry Fox as Esmie
- Fehinti Balogun as Bjorn
- Misia Butler as Niall
- Liz White as Penelope
- Róisín Murphy as Mercury
- Tim Plester as Rowan
- Priya Kansara as Flo
- Orla McDonagh as Young Ceelia
Fans React Amid The Cancellation of Bastard Son & The Devil Himself Season 2
Soon after the showrunner of the series, Bastard Son & The Devil Himself announced the cancellation, fans enraged and lost their hopes on Netflix. After all, why watch a new show that might get cancelled when old popular shows are still safe and aren’t going anywhere?
Some distraught Half Bad: The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself have gone as far as to start an online petition, asking that other streaming services pick up the program.