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Apple TV+ will bring back murderously fun Bad Sisters for season 2


The Garvey sisters shall return, Apple TV+ said.
The Garvey sisters shall return, Apple TV+ said.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ said Wednesday its murderously fun dark comedy Bad Sisters, which ended its first season in October, will return for a second go-round.

That’s good news for fans of the show — myself included — but you have to wonder what will happen with the story. The Belgian show it’s based on, Clan, had only one season. And at the end of season one of Bad Sisters, the Garvey women get what they want regarding their jerk of a brother-in-law.

But perhaps his demise won’t turn out to be the perfect crime it looked like. And that’s no spoiler. You know he’s dead from episode 1.

Apple TV+ renews Bad Sisters for second season

Wherever the story goes in season 2, many appreciative fans will be happy to have the show back after its darkly comedic first season proved such a critically acclaimed hit.

“If you’d have told me three years ago that I’d be making a series about five murderous sisters chasing a man around Ireland trying to kill him I’d have said, ‘Yeah, that sounds about right,'” said Emmy Award nominee and BAFTA Award-winning executive producer and star Sharon Horgan.

“The response to our show has been beyond what we could have hoped for,” she added. “It gave us the opportunity to shine a light on stories that don’t always get such a global platform. I look forward to getting chilly in the Irish Sea one more time.”

Acclaimed for good reason

Cult of Mac‘s reviewer was certainly not alone in loving the show. It boasts a 100% “Fresh” score on the review site Rotten Tomatoes, Apple TV+ said. And that’s true — the critical reviews are all positive. The streaming service doesn’t mention, however, that the average audience score is only 64% Fresh (anything below 60% is “Rotten”).

Apple TV+ added that the Critics Choice Association Women’s Committee gave Bad Sisters its new Seal of Female Empowerment in Entertainment (SOFEE).

Here’s a plot review from Apple TV+ for the uninitiated:

In Bad Sisters, the tight-knit Garvey sisters have always looked out for each other. When their brother-in-law winds up dead, his life insurers launch an investigation to prove malicious intent — and set their sights on the sisters, all of whom had ample reason to kill him. The Bad Sisters ensemble cast is led by Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene and Eve Hewson as the Garvey sisters. Claes Bang, Brian Gleeson, Daryl McCormack, Assaad Bouab and newcomer Saise Quinn round out the ensemble cast.

Killer cast

The cast members are all great, with each of the sisters standing out in different ways. Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Divorce) can seemingly do no wrong. And Danish actor Claes Bang (The Northman, The Last Vermeer) is skin-crawlingly hate-worthy as the despicable brother-in-law.

Horgan, Brett Baer and Dave Finkel write and executive produce the show. They adapted it from Belgian series Clan, created by Malin-Sarah Gozin (Clan aired as The Out Laws in the U.K.).

Other writers on the show are Karen Cogan, Ailbhe Keogan, Daniel Cullen, Perrie Balthazar and Paul Howard. Directors are Dearbhla Walsh, Josephine Bornebusch and Rebecca Gatward. Merman Television and ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios, produce the show.

Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $6.99 per month with a seven-day free trial, or via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle.

Apple Original films, documentaries and series have garnered 280 wins and 1,216 award nominations date, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy Ted Lasso and this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner, CODA.


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