A second season of Netflix’s Uncoupled has not yet been confirmed, but the Neil Patrick Harris-helmed series has been a popular subject on social media. The first season also ended on several cliffhangers that fans would love to see resolved or explored in subsequent seasons.
The story follows Harris as Michael, a real estate agent in New York City who finds out his 17 year relationship is abruptly ending when his boyfriend moves out of the house with no warning. Michael is subsequently thrust into the world of dating after almost two decades of being off the market.
Here’s what we know about a possible second season so far [warning: spoilers ahead].
Who would return for a second season of Uncoupled?
Harris would of course be coming back as Michael, the main character of the show. We’d probably see his besties, Billy and Stanley, played by Emerson Brooks and Brooks Ashmanskas. Colin, played by Tuc Watkins, would have to come back as Michael’s ex-boyfriend that he’s still getting over. We’d most likely see Tisha Campbell back as Suzanne, Michael’s business partner. Marcia Gay Harden as the uptown gal Claire Lewis might also be making an appearance again as a foil to Michael, since she’s going through her own drastic divorce. And she now owns an apartment in his building.
What would the second season of Uncoupled be about?
The cast offered some conjecture in an interview with TVLine, including the series creators Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman. But before that, the first season ended with a few big moments. The main question is how Michael will receive Colin after finding him back in their apartment and admitting he may have made a “mistake.”
After spending the first eight episodes trying to get over the man, that’s not an easy decision to make.
There would probably be more for Stanley to do as he battles breast cancer, and more on how Billy was forced into some introspection about the way he handles life after not being included in Stanley’s diagnosis. Suzanne ended the season reeling from seeing her son Kai’s birth father, though Campbell says she doesn’t know who he is.
“I want to know badly!” she told TVLine. “All I know is that he’s from Europe. I don’t know which country. I know he’s going to be fine, whoever he is. … Darren Star is filming Emily in Paris in Paris right now. I threatened to come visit him and see if I could pick his brain.”
Star only hinted at what the next possible storyline would be, though he gave nothing away about Kai’s father.
“We have strong ideas about that storyline,” Star says. “We almost gave it away in Season 1, then decided not to.”
Richman added, “It will be very surprising.”
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