Original Run: May 25, 2020 – June 15, 2020
Current Seasons: 1
Network(s): National Geographic
Genre: Historical Drama
Status for season 2
The series is NOT renewed for a new season. It has been cancelled and there will not be a season 2
Barkskins first aired on May 25, 2020 on National Geographic. Despite the stellar reviews, the network or the show creator Elwood Reid never made an official statement about Barkskins Season 2 renewal. Now that one year and 5 months have gone by in silence, it’s safe to assume that Barkskins Season 2 is cancelled.
Another indication of Barkskins Season 2 being cancelled is that when National Geographic released the trailer back in April 2020, it was marketed as a limited series. Limited series are usually standalone series with no further seasons coming out. The story is told over a predetermined number of episodes and the season ends without a cliffhanger.
Although there were some unresolved things in the last episode of Barkskins, the painfully long wait and complete silence from the network leaves no chance of Barkskins Season 2 happening. Besides that, National Geographic doesn’t air many scripted shows so this is likely the end of Barkskins.
A captivating mixture of history and mystery, Barkskins follows two indentured servants. René Sel and Charles Duquet are transported to New France in the 1600s to work as wood-cutters (hence the title Barkskins). The show highlights the mysterious massacre of settlers in the vast and how the region goes into war. The fans are dying to know if their favorite characters survived the bloodshed in Wobik after it was attacked by Iroquois.
Katherine Burrell says
Barkskins is a show that really miss. Please bring it back to tv.
Jamie Gonzales says
So sad they canceled this fabulous show. The acting was amazing and there’s a great continuing storyline. Don’t understand what terrible reality shows are renewed over a great show like this. 😞
Agreed! Being Barkskins back!!it was tv worth watching!!
I wish the powers that be would bring Barkskins back. I loved the series. I still see/hear that cliffhanger ending in my head.
connie hodges says
loved this show! it was fabulous
I should have known. I guess I just lean towards really good shows, doomed to fail. This is yet another. Superb show. Views I’ll just have to opt for one of a dozen Batchelor/Bachelorette multi season shows…
I am very sad that The Barkskins season 2 is canceled. I agree with others that an amazing story as this is canceled while other worthless shows and programs continue.
Cheryl Petursson says
What at shame the Nat geo canceled Barkskins. It was very captivating. Regretable left on a cliffhanger. I read that Nat Geo rarely does scripted shows but they should reconsider. It is history in an entering presentation.
Historical Fiction. A fan favorite!!
We should encourage Netflix to pick it up and bring us the next season. They have a knack for driving success in these scenarios
M A Petersen says
Great idea! Have you let Netflix know of your idea.
I’m letting them know also.
We can’t have nice things. Lowest common denominator TV.
We need Barkskins season 2! You left us hanging, I thought this was a fantastic show, please reconsider.