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17th Apr 2024

Kin star’s social media posts have fans all asking the same thing

Simon Kelly

Kin Netflix renewal

We’re asking it too.

Hit Irish crime drama series Kin is finally coming to Netflix in May, having already earned acclaim on both RTÉ and a second wind on BBC.

To celebrate it dropping on the streamer, one of the stars of the show, Emmet J Scanlon, has shared some behind-the-scene pictures of his time on set.

While fans were happy to see him post pictures on Instagram and X alongside co-star Charlie Cox, most were commenting the same thing below his post – about their questions and hopes for a third season.

Co-created by Peter McKenna and Ciarán Donnelly, Kin first premiered on RTÉ in 2021 – telling the story of the Irish crime family, the Kinsellas (led by Aidan Gillen), as they embark on a gangland war with an international cartel (represented by Ciarán Hinds).

Set in Dublin and also starring the likes of Charlie Cox, Clare Dunne, Danielle Galligan, Emmett Scanlan, Sam Keeley and Yasmin Seky, Kin was renewed for a second season which premiered in 2023.

However, since its production company Bron Studios declared bankruptcy last year, the show’s future has been in doubt, with no clear answer on if we’ll see the Kinsellas on screen ever again.

Kin star’s social media posts have fans all asking the same thing

With the show now about to get a brand new audience on Netflix, there are fresh hopes that Kin will finally secure funding from elsewhere to film future seasons.

On Scanlon’s post, many fans were echoing those sentiments, with one saying: “Fingers crossed Netflix are gonna fund a 3rd series.”

Another commented: “We definitely need a series 3!! After the end of series 2 there is so much scope for storylines. I really hope it happens.”

A third said: “Absolutely loved the show. Tell me there is a new season planned.”

Despite hopes for a renewal, there are no major hints as to what’s next for the series, and it seems to be stuck in limbo for now.

In an interview with The Sun earlier this year, one of the show’s actor’s Sinan Sicimoglu stated that the show won’t be coming back as all of its stars are now out of contract.

However, Scanlon himself is still holding out hope. Speaking to RTÉ in January, the Irish actor said: “I genuinely have no answer whether it’s gonna happen or not, but there are rumblings around the place, positive rumblings, where it might find a new home, it might find a backer and it might go into a season 3.

“It certainly has the potential of going to season 3 and maybe 4, who knows what will happen? When the credits rolled [at the end of the second season] I thought, ‘It can’t end like that.’ So fingers crossed.”

Netflix have a history of reviving shows which have either been cancelled or left looking for a new home, including The Killing, Black Mirror and Top Boy.

That, along with Kin’s popularity among viewers, may just be the fuel needed for a deserved new season.

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