The great thing about Netflix is that, with its original shows, every episode is available immediately, making it possible to watch as much as you want at a time. The downside is that watching as much as you want might also mean watching the entire series over the course of a couple of days. And when that happens, you wonder if and when another season will be available. So, will there be a Season 2 of Trollhunters? It's a unique Netflix series, in the sense that there aren't any other fantasy shows like it put out exclusively by the streaming service that have already garnered so much attention before it has even premiered. In fact, the hype surrounding Trollhunters is so real that the first two episodes premiered at New York Comic Con. But what about Season 2 of Trollhunters?
Although there hasn't been any official word on it yet, as long as viewers think it lives up to the excitement surrounding the star-studded Guillermo del Toro-created series, it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility to expect at least a second season. As a whole, Netflix shows tend to be given the chance to prove themselves over two or more seasons and if after that, the ratings are dismal, they generally get the boot. Take Hemlock Grove, for example, which had great potential for the first couple of seasons, but fell flat during the third and final season. So as long as Trollhunters reaches a wide enough audience, there is a chance that a Season 2 could very well happen.
Generally, Netflix isn't too open about its official viewership numbers, but these days, it's gotten to the point where if Netflix has picked up a show or put out an original, it's going to be something worthwhile to someone. And with Trollhunters, you have an animated fantasy series that is bound to be loved by the whole family. It's also got a pretty ambitious first season, with a total of 26 episodes. Honestly, I can't remember the last time even a network TV show had that many episodes in a season, and that's a beautiful thing. That means the series has 26 chances to lure in more viewers and to make a name for itself.
In a press release, Netflix did call the new show "a fantastical family event series," so does that mean that it's a one and done type of situation? On the one hand, that could be the case, especially since Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) passed away unexpectedly earlier this year and he held the role of Jim, the lead character. But then again, when it comes to Netflix, anything is possible, so I wouldn't rule out a second installment just yet.