war sailor is a three-part Norwegian Netflix limited series off Gunnar Vikenethe writer and director of 2022 war sailora feature film that tells the same story about stranded working-class sailors who become embroiled in World War II.
Primarily about the friendship between two sailors stranded aboard a merchant ship in the middle of the Atlantic, and how that dynamic plays out before, during and after the conflict, this is a humane yet uneven and structured drama that blends war horrors with a more specific human species.
From our review:
It’s at least a respectable production. The material is treated with respect by capable actors who mainly play ordinary people trapped in extraordinary circumstances and forced to endure – or at least believably portray – a variety of extreme emotions. The catch is there. The end goal is visible. There’s just no rush to connect the two.
Here’s everything we know about a possible follow-up.
Will there be a War Sailor Season 2 on Netflix?
Renewed or canceled status: TBC
war sailor was billed by Netflix as a limited series, meaning it was only intended to run for three episodes.
That makes sense, especially since the same story has been told by the same person in a feature film before. The events depicted in the series form a full narrative arc and, although there were some ambiguities war sailor Season 1 endsit was an intentional, tasteful ambiguity that more exploration of these characters would actually harm.
With all of that being said, it seems incredibly unlikely that this is the case war sailor will be renewed for a second season, even if it ends up being very popular, which it might be in this case.
However, the concept may still contain a few kilometers. The idea that ordinary people are caught up in a global conflict is compelling, and there are many stories like this that could yet be told. Vikene might even stick to the same general premise and maritime focus by following different sailors and their experiences during the war, but that would probably seem like squeezing a good idea by any means necessary.
As far as we’re concerned war stories Season 2 will not be renewed for a second seasonbut we will update this article with new information as we receive it.