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
IFC had originally renewed Year of the Rabbit for season 2, but reversed the decision on January 20th, 2021, announcing that the TV show would stop after its first season. Layla Smith stated: "Year Of The Rabbit is a victim of the devastating effects of Covid. IFC are very committed to the show, but we will need to find another partner — and we’re working on that.”
Channel 4 has indeed cancelled its previous commitment to season 2 "after the coronavirus pandemic forced the British broadcaster into £150M ($205M) of content cuts". The producer will shop the show to other networks but the environment is not ideal for investing in new seasons. It is still possible that the show will get picked up by another network. We will update this page as soon as we find out more details.
IFC's new original series Year of the Rabbit follows Detective Inspector Rabbit (Berry), a hardened booze-hound who's seen it all, and his hapless, new, by-the-books partner Strauss (Freddie Fox; Cucumber, Banana). While they're investigating a local murder, the lewd but insightful adoptive daughter (Susan Wokoma; Chewing Gum, Crazyhead) of the chief of police joins them, becoming the country's first female officer. Together, the trio must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians, spiritualists, music hall stars and more.