The shocking end to I Am Not Okay with This left fans wanting more and although we were fully expecting season 2 of the series to happen, due to the pandemic it is one of many displays that have gotten the chop. I’m Not Okay With This will not now be returning for season 2.
I Am Not Okay with This is a Netflix Original coming-of-age comedy series based on the comic book of the Exact Same title by Charles Forsman, the writer of The Close of the F***ing World. The show proved to be a little It reunion with actors Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff appearing on display again.
Sydney is a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school while handling the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mystical superpowers only beginning to wake deep within her.
I Am Not Okay With This Season 2 Netflix Renewal Status
In early August 2020, we got word that the show was going ahead for season 2. But that changed on August 21st, 2020 when Netflix determined that it couldn’t proceed with season 2. The reasons for this is mainly down to the global pandemic and the ballooning of production expenses.
A statement was given to Deadline announcing the cancelations of both I’m Not Okay With This as well as The Society season 2 (which did get a full renewal before its reversal).
Netflix stated: “We’ve made the Challenging decision not to proceed forward with second seasons of The Society and I Am Not Okay For this,”
Netflix subsequently added: “We’re disappointed to have to make these decisions due to circumstances made by COVID, and we are thankful to these founders, including: Jonathan Entwistle, Christy Hall, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry at 21 Laps Entertainment for I’m Not Nice With This; Chris Keyser, Marc Webb and Pavlina Hatoupis for The Society; and most of the authors, casts and crews who worked tirelessly to create these displays for our members around the globe.”
As we reported previously in August, we heard things were just about to start ramping up for season 2 and a formal renewal was imminent. Deadline corroborates this by incorporating “scripts were composed, and the show had been completely on track to get an official Season two pickup.”
The show is shot in Pittsburgh, the USA that does not look like it’ll allow shooting again for a while. In fact, due to the US’s high amounts of COVID deaths, it remains unclear when the US will be able to return to some semblance of normality. Having said that, some productions have been allowed to film in places like Los Angeles and Georgia but under strict new rules that may delay filming and increase prices.
Matthew Ball, an ex-strategist for Amazon Studios explains further:
What We Would’ve Expected From I Am Not Okay With This Season 2
As Sydney was finding something good in her own life, Brad came together and screwed it up. In the homecoming dance, Sydney and Stan discussed their feelings together with the former admitting she only sees Stan as a buddy.
During the dance, Dina admitted she did not dislike the kiss between her and Sydney. Just as it looked as the pair were about to kiss in the middle of all of the dance, the homecoming king and Queen service was disrupted by an enraged Brad. Angry at Sydney for her role in his breakup with Dina, he’d stolen her journal to get revenge.
Brad shows to the school that Sydney is in love with Dina, along with announcing all of the insecurities she believes about herself as well as the relationships she has with people around her. Believing Sydney to be crazy, he’s mere seconds away from showing that Syndey believes she has superpowers, just for his head to be blown up.
Blood completely covers the pupils, Sydney included, in a really Carrie-esque fashion. In shock, Sydney walks off in the dance hall, meanwhile, Dina is left staring in the body of Brad while Stan notices Sydney’s diary is kicked out of view.
Climbing a watchtower in the forest, as Sydney contemplates running off and laments on how her father should have felt, a mysterious figure appeared behind her announcing “they should be frightened.”
It’s probably that the shadowed figure that seemed earlier Sydney is her daddy. So next season we can see Sydney being taught how to utilize her powers instead of fearing them. However, the declaration that “they should be fearful,” suggests that Sydney’s father may have nefarious and deadly motives.
With the journal being kicked away from Stan it could fall into the wrong hands. Dina may find this, and find the key Brad has been inches away from showing, leading Dina to detect Sydney has abilities (if she believes her), and attribute her friend for the death of Brad. It’s even possible Sydney never murdered Brad, and it had been her dad working from the shadows.
There were plenty to digest in the final episode of I Am Not Okay with This, and we can not wait to see more.