Netflix’s latest original series is a raunchy, hard R-rated action-comedy from the creators of Cobra Kai and starring Shelley Hennig, Nick Zano, C. Thomas Howell, and more. Spread across eight episodes, Obliterated follows an elite team tasked with stopping a nuclear bomb from going off and takes place across one truly wild night.
After finishing the first season, I’m sure fans of the show are hankering for more, although the season finale wraps up the season-long story pretty succinctly. Personally, I think Obliterated works best as a limited series, especially given its set-up of occurring in the span of a day.
The team believes they stopped the bomb and go off to celebrate with a night of debauchery that includes lots of drugs and alcohol. When they find out that the real villain is still out there, they have to re-team and figure out the next steps, all while still under the influence of whatever they consumed the night before.
Obliterated works fine as a limited series
Obliterated ends (SPOILER) with the team saving the day at the last possible second. They finally get to celebrate (for real, this time), and Ava and McKnight consummate their relationship once again. There’s no cliffhangers or loose ends in the finale, so a second season isn’t necessary. How would it work? Would the team drunkenly try to complete another mission? I feel like that would be too repetitive.
However, there is a good chance that Netflix will renew Obliterated anyway. While it’s too early to predict much based on viewership numbers, Obliterated fits in with other Netflix action/spy shows like The Recruit, FUBAR, and The Night Agent, all of which were renewed quickly.
Plus, Netflix obviously has a good relationship with creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald, based on Cobra Kai’s successful run, so they might want to keep that going if the creators are interested in continuing. Maybe Obliterated could become an anthology series.
Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more news on Obliterated. We’ll keep you posted on any updates or cancellation/renewal news.