Dare me season 2 shopping around for a streaming partner
What if you read an Agatha Christie book, and someone snatches it away before you find out who the killer is? We can hear the moans and groans already, as did the fans of USA networks s’ mystery thriller show, Dare me, which got canceled after the first season.
Dare me is a Teen drama -thriller show adapted from the book by the same name written by Megan Abbot and co-developed by Gina Fattore.
The plot follows two teenage cheerleaders, Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy, amidst cutthroat competition in Midwestern Town. Their lives change when a new coach, Collete French, takes over the team and sets about a chain of events filled with mystery and dark secrets.
Dare me is a show which challenges many aspects of the relationship, such as loyalty, jealousy, and power shift. In the small town of Midwestern lies a highly competitive environment of cheerleading which supersede the friendship of the two female leads.
If the female ferocity wasn’t enough, throw in the mysterious figure of Collete French, and the plot thickens.
This show is more than just a coming-of-age story but also a murder mystery coupled with high-octane drama that explores the life of two motivated individuals who will go beyond their walls to become successful.
Despite the mixed reception from a few viewers, Dare me was overall well received by the fans. Sadly, the show was canceled only after one season by the USA network, which raised a few eyebrows.
Are you a Dare me fan reading this in disappointment? If you are, there is still a slim chance of the show returning. Asking how? Keep reading to find out more on dare me season 2.
WHY DARE ME SEASON 2 WAS CANCELLED ?
Dare me season one ran from 29th December 2019 to 8th March 2020 for ten episodes at a running time of 42=52 minutes per episode.
According to an exclusive news by Hollywood Reporter on 30th April 2020, it was reported that NBC owned basic cable USA network has canceled the teen thriller show Dare me. The primary reason cited for the cancellation of Dare me is the change in USA Network s’ streaming content which will be more focused on unscripted reality than scripted fiction.
The basic cable network has stuck to its words, evidenced by adding seven new reality/unscripted shows as of May 2022. Hence, finding slots for sitcoms and adapted series looked like an impossible task.
CAN DARE ME SEASON 2 BE PICKED UP BY NETFLIX?
Although Dare me season 2 remains canceled, the USA network put the series on open shop for other production houses to pick it up. Currently, there is no information on streaming sites that have considered reinstalling the show.
A user on Twitter did wind up asking Netflix When they will pick up Dare me for a second season? But the official Twitter account of Netflix denied any news on their involvement in Dare me season 2.
Considering the show premiered nearly two years ago on basic cable, it’s unlikely that a subscription-based streaming platform will pick it up any time soon.
Even if Netflix does pick it up or gives a future commitment, the author Megan Abbott will look to write to second book before anything of such note transpires. Hence, considering the present circumstances, there is no way to predict a Dare me season 2 trailer, and a Dare me season 2 release date.
Only time will tell, which, to be frank, looks like running out for Dare me Season 2.
DARE ME RATINGS AND VIEWERSHIP
On IMDB, Dare me is rated 6.6/10 and is 85% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
The user episode ratings failed to touch the eighth mark as the highest rated episode for season one was 7.9 for its pilot; check it below:
|Dare me episode 1||7.9|
|Dare me episode 2||7.6|
|Dare me episode 3||7.4|
|Dare me episode 4||7.3|
|Dare me episode 5||7.3|
|Dare me episode 6||7.2|
|Dare me episode 7||7.2|
|Dare me episode 8||7|
|Dare me episode 9||7|
|Dare me episode 10||7|
Considering the show was also part mystery thriller, the steep down in ratings could be another factor for its cancellation.
On the other hand, Dare me did see a rise in viewership in its penultimate episode, which saw a jump from 315k to 374k views in its last week. The finale became the show’s most-watched episode with 0.43 million views and 0.13 adult range.On average, the show roped in 300 to 400k views with a 0.11-0.13 range for adults.
Despite the modest ratings and steady views, Dare me had its fair share of positive critics too.
DARE ME SEASON 2 PLOT
In the finale of season one, Hanlon rushes to the deceased house after getting tipped by Colette and informs him of numerous texts sent by Will, which were dangerous and concerning.
Will was already dead before Colette arrived as he couldn’t bring himself to admit that there was over despite it wasn’t indicated upfront.
Colette’s alibi may be airtight, but the removed comb, pair of underpants, and cigarette bud inside a plastic bag indicated otherwise.
The finale justifies its title. “Shock and Awe,” as we find out, it’s not just Colette but also her husband who was involved.
Even more puzzled than before, Hanlon begins questioning Corlette about the bracelet she gave to her. Colette tries to evade the question by searching her jewelry box, but the bracelet isn’t there.
It later revealed the hamsa bracelet was found in the crime location by the police, which Addy had given to her coach. In the episode s’ climax, it appears Collette and Matt are under the killer scanner, but no confirmation is provided, and season one ends on a massive cliffhanger.
If a second season does happen, the source material will again be the book whose first half was only adapted by season one. The majority of the old team will return to form Dare me season 2 characters and Dare me season 2 cast.
Dare me season 2 will pick up where season one left off, i.e., revealing the identity of Sarge Will s’ killer.
Beth s’ character arc will continue as she knows about Sarge s’ video, and it remains to be if she will leak it or not.
Also, what happens to her friendship with Hanlon? Towards the end of season one, Beth confronted Kurtz and called out Colette as well. It seems she is getting her life back on track despite her involvement in Will s murder.
Beth later informs Matt about Colette s’ affair, which leads to him killing Will. She later fractures her skull, and as a result, Addy becomes the new team leader.
DARE ME, CAST, CHARACTERS, AND CREW
You can find the list of Dare me cast and characters below:
|Addy Hanlon||Herizen Guardiola|
|Beth Cassidy||Marlo Kelly|
|Coach Colette||Willa Fitzgerald|
|Matt French||Rob Heaps|
|Bert Cassidy||Paul Fitzgerald|
|Tacy Cassidy||Alison Thornton|
|Sergeant Will Mosley||Zach Roerig|
|Corporal Kurtz||Chris Zylka|
|J.J. Curtis||Tamberla Perry|
Fans of Dare me who wish for a second season; light the candles and say your prayers for the whodunnit to be back on screen.