Safe season 2: will the Netflix series return? Rumours, casting and everything we know so far

Is it coming back?

Dropping onto Netflix in early May, crime author Harlan Coben’s thriller series ‘Safe’ was rapidly binged by fans who were left asking: will it be returning? Although the series wasn’t left with any threads that could be pulled into series two, is there a chance it could come back? Here’s what we know so far:

Will there be a second season of Safe?

This is unconfirmed, but fans of the show could be disappointed. Speaking to Digital Spy, the show’s creator Harlan Coben explained: “I don’t rule out a season two, but I’m not selling season two by not giving you the answers to season one.” He went on to add: “I don’t think it would be fair to start a series where there’s a murder, and a girl goes missing, and this whole community clearly is blowing up with secrets… and then not give you all the answers. That’s not how I do series. It’s fine for other people, but it’s just not how I work. If there’s a season two… well, I would doubt it.”

However Amy-Leigh Hickman, who plays Sia Marshall, has said that there could be “potential” for a second series. Talking to the Express, Hickman said: I think there’s always potential for a second series but this story is very much its own story in its own right. But who knows, if people enjoy this.”

Any ideas of the potential cast? Who’s going to return?

Nobody has been confirmed either way, but it doesn’t look likely that Michael C. Hall, who played lead Dr Tom Delaney, will return. Speaking to Digital Spy he explained that whilst in the past he’d done television series that sprawled over five (Six Feet Under) and eight (Dexter) years, this wouldn’t be in the case with Safe. “I wouldn’t rule out the possibility [of doing a long tv series again] but in this case it was five months of work and then… move on.”

Safe Netflix season 1 still

What about the plot?

The first series centred around the widowed Dr Tom Delaney (Michael C. Hall), who – whilst still trying to deal with his wife’s death two years prior – is pushed to emotional extremes when his 16-year-old daughter Jenny (Amy James-Kelly) goes missing. But by the end of the eight episodes, the mysteries (and murders) that threaded through were neatly tied up, with no major cliffhangers or unanswered questions. So if there were a season two, they would have to start fresh, and it doesn’t look like there would be any major links from series 1 and series 2 (aside from the use of the same characters).

Whilst speaking to the Express, Amy-Leigh Hickman (Sia Marshall) theorised that the characters could return with totally new plots, explaining: “It does tie up but you can always tell more stories and these characters are great. There are always more stories to tell.”

Has Safe season two started filming?

With the series not currently renewed for a second season, no production has begun.

Any trailers at all?

Not yet.

What about a release date?

Series one of Safe only dropped on Netflix on May 10th, with the filming starting in July 2017, so if there is a second season of the show it doesn’t look like we’d get it until at least 2019.