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.