‘The Defeated’ is based on the post-World War II world, where the horrors of the war are still with the people while they had to continue with their lives. Soon after WWII ends the world crumbles around Berlin to take the lead of Germany, which was unproclaimed after the end of the Nazis.
Created by Mans Marlins, originally titled ‘Shadowplay’ and released on Netflix titled ‘The Defated,‘ was premiered on a bilingual thriller initially released on October 30, 2020, on Germany’s broadcast channel ZDE.
The series had eight episodes, and the response from the critics and fans for the series had been overwhelming; hence, its rights were obtained by Netflix for its global release and its first season was released on Netflix on August 18, 2021.
The series is based on a Germany-bound NYPD policeman who embarks on a quest to find his lost brother, who disappeared after the city of Berlin was ravaged during World War 2. Max intended to investigate and find the conspiracy behind the sudden disappearance of his brother.
After the overwhelming response from season 1, the fans are curious to know about season 2. Whether there is a possibility of season 2, or has it concluded just after the first season? Well, don’t worry, we got you covered. Read this to know about the renewal status and release date of The Defeated Season 2.
The Defeated Season 2 Release Date and Renewal Status: When Is It Arriving?
Well, the fans will be delighted to know that the creator of the show Måns Mårlind has already announced that ‘The Defeated Season 2’ is already renewed and season 2 will be released as a two-part series.
The filming of season 2 was expected to undergo in Prague 2020, but as of now, it seems the filming of ‘The Defeated Season 2’ is still going on. So judging by that, if the season 2 filming wraps by the end of 2021, we can expect The Defeated Season 2 by mid-2022.
The Defeated Season 1 Recap and Ending Explained
The Defeated Season 2: What to Expect?
The story comprises seven chapters; the first season had already covered the four chapters, and now only three chapters are left out of the seven. The Defeated Season 2 will be based on the remaining two parts.
The Defeated Season 1 takes place in the war-torn Berlin city where an American policeman Max McLaughlin reaches Berlin to find his brother. The latter disappeared after Berlin was devastated during World War 2.
Upon reaching the city, his quest of finding his brother plunges him into an international political mystery. In the first season finale, Moritz gets hold of Tom Franklin and takes him to a secret location planning to kill him.
At the end of season 1, we witness Moritz getting hold of Tom Frankin and was about to kill, but Max reaches the scene, and both the brothers had a confrontation between them; after that, Max shot Moritz. Moritz was severely injured but still managed to escape, and Franklin was still alive.
On the other hand, Leopold was released by the Russians and reunited with Elsie in a separate intertwined story. On the other hand, the police manage to get hold of Karin and Gladow, but the issue here was that they didn’t have any solid evidence against Gladow.
The second season is expected to pick up after the cliffhanger finale that we had witnessed. In Defeated Season 2, we might finally see the growing relationship between Max and Clarie.
Plus, Tom Franking might be put to justice this time, and as Moritz is still alive after season 1, he is expected to be back and will take his revenge on Nazis and the supporters of Nazis.
Tom Franklin and Werner Gladow, the antagonists of the whole series, are still alive, so there are many possibilities for the story to progress. Leopold is free now and reunites with Elsie, which changes the whole plot dimension.
The Defeated Season 2 Cast Details: Who can be in it?
The main cast of the series is likely to remain the same, which includes:
Taylor Kitsch as the lead role of NYPD policeman Max McLaughlin, Logan Marshall-Green as Moritz, Michael C. Hall as Tom Franklin, Tuppence Middleton as Claire Franklin, Nina Hoss as Elsie Garten, Benjamin Sadler as Leopold Garten, Ivan G’Vera as Alexander Izosimov, Mala Emde as Karin Mann, Maximilian Ehrenreich as Gad, and Sebastian Koch as Dr. Werner’ Engelmacher’ Gladow.
Some stars will not be returning in season 2 since their characters died in the season 1 finale. The list includes Lena Dörrie as Trude, whom Gladow’s men killed off, and Anne Ratte-Polle as Marianne, who was killed by Mala Emde’s character Karin Mann.