Barkskins is an American drama TV show created by Elwood Reid and produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. Will Barkskins Season 2 happen? The show stars David Thewlis, Marcia Gay Harden, Aneurin Barnard, and James Bloor. Barkskins premiered on National Geographic on May 25, 2020. There’s only been one season so far. The series currently has a rating of 7.3 out of 10 on IMDb based on 1,431 votes.
Barkskins is a must watch for all thriller lovers out there. Barkskins’ main goal is to make scenes feel more realistic than mere pictures. It mostly involves attacking, wounding, and stabbing each other based on the real experiences of the fighters. The season ends with a lot of tension. If you look closely, many questions arise at the end of the season, one of them being whether it will continue next season or not. Viewers expressed excitement as to what kind of twist they would have if the series continued.
Barkskins Season 1 Overview
Based on the Pulitzer-winning novel by Annie Proulx, Barkskins follows a group of outcasts who must navigate themselves through brutal adversity, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of late 1600s New France civilization.
Barskins shows the arrival of British and French immigrants to the New World through the story of two immigrants from New France and the woodcutters’ (‘Barkskins, says contract servant’) stories. During the first season of Barkskins, Rene Sel and Charles Duquet were introduced to us as a foreigner to the lands of New France. They have made to start their going with their activities. The story is set in Barkskins transporting people in the late 17th century. New France threatens everyone by fighting against them. The extraordinary new frontier forces a confrontation between foreigners and local struggles. These rebellions carve their own place on the American continent through a struggle for survival. The ending of Barkskins Season 1 isn’t over yet as it has delivered new, suspenseful themes for audiences who were expecting a lot of twists and turns.
Barkskins Season 2: Cast
In the first season, we get to see a lot of familiar faces. Most of the cast played an important role in the first season. Dunkirk actor Aneurin Barnard brilliantly portrays Hamish Goames. First Wives Club actress Marcia Gay Harden played the role of Mathilde Geffard on the show. The Where the Heart Is star plays as Rene Sel.
Other cast members include David Thewlis as Claude Trepagny, James Bloor as Charles Duquet, Lily Sullivan as Delphine, Domenic Di Rosa as Pastor Gabriel, Thomas M. Wright as Elisha Cooke, David Wilmot as Constable Bouchard, Eric Schweig as Head of Tehonikonhraken, Kaniehtiio Horn as Mari, Tallulah Haddon as Melissande, Matthew Lillard as Gus Lafarge and Zahn McClarnon as Yvon.
As of now, we don’t have an official cast list for the upcoming season. We can expect all the important characters from the previous season to reappear in the new season.
Barkskins Season 2: Cancelled or Renewed?
Given the fate of the second season still hanging in the air, it’s hard to predict when it will be released. Since the first season was released in June 2020, if updated, we can expect the show to be released in the same timeframe. The ongoing pandemic has affected a lot of things. So, it’s very likely that it has affected this show as well.
Fans of the show are excited for more. The first season of the series depicts events from Annie Proulx’s books. There is still an endless list of stories for creators to adapt. The question is, will there be a Barkskin Season 2?
National Geographic has officially canceled the TV series Barkskins. Season 1 of Barkskins will be the final season. National Geographic has no plans for the next season, but we can never be sure.
For now, all fans can do is hope that the network will soon adopt the show onto the new platform for a second season. As per reviews, the event has gotten a rating of 67% on rotten tomatoes.
Barkskins Season 1 Trailer
Although the second season of this series has been confirmed to be discontinued, you can watch the trailer from season 1 that we put above to check out the plot