Dear Child on Netflix renewal status: Will there be a Dear Child season 2?

Naila Schuberth on the set of Liebes Kind, Courtesy of Netflix 2023
Naila Schuberth on the set of Liebes Kind, Courtesy of Netflix 2023 /
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An exciting new German thriller series on Netflix has hit the Top 10. Dear Child is a six-part series based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Romy Hausmann. Given that there are so few episodes and the show features a fascinating mystery, odds are that most viewers have already watched the entire thing. If you’re here, you’re probably curious as to whether or not Netflix has plans to make Dear Child season 2. Here’s everything we know about the German series’ renewal status.

Netflix has had a lot of success with these short mystery-thriller shows and Dear Child seems to be no different. Other series based on novels like The Chestnut Man and The Snow Girl also became popular after making their international debuts on the streaming service.

Dear Child is about a woman and two children who have been held captive for many years. One day, two of them manage to escape, but they get into a car accident on their way out of the forest and wind up in the hospital where the mystery surrounding their captivity and the connection to a previous missing persons case comes to light.

Will there be a Dear Child season 2?

It’s unlikely that Dear Child will return for a second season. Netflix has been advertising the show as a limited series and it was based on a single book, not a series of books. Furthermore, Dear Child wraps up its mysteries by the end of the sixth episode, so there isn’t a huge cliffhanger or anything left unresolved to move forward into another season.

Nowadays, “limited series” and “miniseries” are two terms that don’t hold much weight, but often with these types of short mystery series on Netflix, they only get one season and that’s all they really need. If Dear Child did return, it would likely be as an anthology, since Lena and Jasmin’s story has been wrapped up.

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