It’s been over two years since Darling in the Franxx premiered, but will the anime return for season 2 and if so, how soon could it release?
When the first season of hit anime Darling in the Franxx concluded back in July 2018, not many of us thought that a second season would be over two years away, but here we are.
Since season 1 wrapped up, we haven’t heard a peep from the producers or networks about the future of the series.
However, despite the two-year silence, there are still some fans who are clinging to the hope of renewal – here is everything we know so far.
Darling in the Franxx season 2: Renewal status
- At the time of writing, Darling in the Franxx has not been renewed for season 2 by either Trigger or CloverWorks animation studios.
Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that the series will be renewed for a second instalment.
Whilst the anime did have excellent reviews and was watched by millions of people, the story did come to a (relatively) digestible conclusion in the final episode.
Studio Trigger is also not known for making sequel seasons, nor has there any indication that they would even consider making DITF 2 – despite our constant efforts on Twitter.
However, as Darling in the Franxx is a co-production between both Studio Trigger and CloverWorks, there is a higher chance that the series could be renewed by one studio if the other decided against it.
One thing is for sure, there is easily enough demand for another season of Darling in the Franxx. At the time of writing, the series is scoring 7.3/10 on both IMDB and My Anime List, with a score of 4.4/5 on Crunchyroll.
This article will be updated if any new information on the series’ renewal is officially confirmed by either the animation studios or networks.
Darling in the Franxx season 2: Release date
- With no official confirmation that the show will return, we have no indication as to when a second season could release.
When the series first concluded, many fans were expecting a second season to premiere in late-2019 or at the latest, mid-2020.
However, with the continued silence surrounding the future of Darling in the Franxx, it’s hard to put a prediction on a potential release date.
If Darling in the Franxx is renewed for season 2, an optimistic prediction would be late-2021, but a more realistic one would be mid-2022.
Season 2 plot…
Darling in the Franxx is a unique anime in terms of source material as it is an original story – a manga series was produced after the TV series.
If the series was renewed for a second season, the most logical plot would be to follow the aftermath of the Zero Two and Hiro’s battle with VIRM – which vowed to one day return and finish what they started.
Although there is always the possibility that a second instalment could focus on a spin-off storyline, prequel timeline or even a fresh start with a brand new group of heroes/villains.
As always, we will bring you updates on this page if any official information is released.
By Tom Llewellyn