There’s always time to squeeze in some more quality TV, right?

While many kick off the New Year’s Eve festivities, some passionate TV enthusiasts instead decided to check out the recently unveiled Stay Close on Netflix.

Needless to say, audiences found themselves thoroughly hooked and binged through the entire season in no time at all.

Directed by Daniel O’Hara, this British crime-drama focuses its lens on a photojournalist, a soccer mom, and a homicide detective who are all plagued by the effects of a shocking past event.

It spins a compelling tale across eight installments, but viewers may be curious to learn whether more episodes are in store.

With that in mind, is Stay Close season 2 confirmed?

Image from Netflix Media Center.

Is Stay Close renewed for season 2?

No, neither Netflix nor the creators have announced a second season because Stay Close is actually billed strictly as a TV miniseries.

Essentially, that means that the writers set out to tell a complete story across just one season. Indeed, the narrative wraps up in the final installment, leaving little reason to suspect a follow-up.

Sure, we’ve seen miniseries’ resurrected for more episodes in the past. However, this isn’t expected to be the case for Stay Close; the book appears closed on this tale.

Speaking of books, that’s another reason to suspect that this is it for the series. It’s based on Harlan Coben’s 2012 novel of the same name, who also served as a writer on the screen adaptation.

The series covers his entire novel and there are plans to turn more of his books into shows for Netflix. So, it’s hard to imagine them taking a U-turn and instead deciding to dwell on this property rather than moving forward and adapting one of his other titles as planned.

Stay Close | Official Trailer | Netflix

Stay Close | Official Trailer | Netflix

“It might end up being more original ideas”

Speaking with Deadline back in April 2021, Harlan opened up about his five-year Netflix deal in which fourteen of his novels will be turned into either shows or movies.

He was asked if this was still the goal, to which he replied:

“I don’t know. The Innocent comes out April 30, followed by Gone For Good in France, then Stay Close in the UK. Then I’m not sure. We’ll look to make future series in various countries, we’re developing three others right now that I can’t talk about, one of which is in a new territory.”

He continued: “It might end up being more original ideas and fewer novels [for example, Safe was one of Harlan’s original ideas]. It’s something Netflix and I will talk about and we’ll decide together.”

Either way, it’s exciting to hear that there’s plenty more to anticipate after the likes of The Innocent and Stay Close.

Why not try something similar?

If you’ve already raced through Stay Close and are looking for something similar to scratch the itch, you’ll be happy to know that Netflix still has your back.

The streaming service recommends the following shows in the ‘More Like This’ section:

  • Top of the Lake
  • Sequestered
  • Marcella
  • Line of Duty
  • Safe
  • Collateral
  • Black Spot
  • Requiem
  • Dogs of Berlin

Of course, The Stranger, The Woods, The Innocent, Stay Close, and Gone For Good are also previous adaptations of Harlan’s work you can stream on Netflix too.

Stay Close is now streaming on Netflix.

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