‘I May Destroy You’ Season 2: Will Michaela Coel’s Series Get Renewed?

by Jeremy Spirogis
I May Destroy star Michaela Coel

One of the latest hits on HBO is the present I May Destroy You, which premiered in early June 2020. The comedy-drama collection is helmed by Michaela Coel, a proficient author and producer, who additionally stars within the present. With the primary season such an enormous success with viewers, many followers are questioning if and when there shall be a second season of I May Destroy You — and not too long ago, showrunners opened up about the potential of persevering with Arabella’s story. 

Who is Michaela Coel?

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Michaela Coel was born in England in 1987. Growing up in London, Coel was drawn to English literature and writing whereas at school and found that she had a pure affinity for the written phrase.

She gained a number of scholarships, which enabled her to proceed her research, and in 2012, she graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. By that point, Coel had already gained expertise acting at open-mic nights, reciting poetry that she had written.

I May Destroy star Michaela Coel
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Growing in confidence, Coel determined to begin writing performs. In 2012, her play, “Chewing Gum Dreams,” took off, inspiring a sitcom known as Chewing Gum, which was launched in 2015. Coel acquired very optimistic critiques for the collection, and her work on Chewing Gum led to a collection of small roles in different tv and movie tasks, together with a small half in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Coel’s greatest venture was but to come back, and in early 2020, her collection I May Destroy You, premiered on each HBO and BBC One. 

Michaela Coel’s present ‘I May Destroy You’ is an enormous hit

I May Destroy You is about in Michaela Coel’s residence metropolis of London and focuses on a younger lady named Arabella, who’s loosely primarily based on Coel herself. Arabella works as a author, and when the present begins, she has simply completed celebrating the discharge of her first e book.

While out partying along with her buddies, she experiences a traumatic occasion, and though is unable to recollect the precise circumstances at first, over the next weeks and months, she begins to place the items collectively. 

Arabella is performed by Coel herself, with different proficient actors together with Weruche Opia as supporting gamers. Right out of the gate, I May Destroy You began receiving essential acclaim from viewers in addition to critics, lots of whom praised Coel’s appearing and whip-sharp writing. Although the collection tackles robust points, Coel imbues the present with a humorousness that appeals to all ages. 

Will there be a second season of ‘I May Destroy You’?

As with any profitable present, the primary season has barely wound to an in depth, and followers are already asking for extra. The collection finale of I May Destroy You aired in August, and across the time of the ultimate episode, a few of the gamers concerned within the collection opened up about what followers can anticipate to see subsequent from Coel.

Harriet Webb, who performs Theo on the present, revealed that she has “never spoken to Michaela about (a second season.) I took it as a piece of work as it is.” Paapa Essiedu, who portrays Kwame on I May Destroy You, stated that “I think we’re at least going to sit back and let people enjoy this before we think about what the next step would be.”

Coel, who was additionally interviewed for the report, refused to say whether or not she would take into account persevering with Arabella’s story, however she did state that there’s a cause the collection finale feels so definitive. The proficient star additionally acknowledged that she has different tasks that she is able to work on, together with one other tv collection “in the back” of her thoughts.

It appears as if, for now, followers shouldn’t anticipate to see a second season of I May Destroy You anytime within the close to future. 

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