HBO’s “I May Destroy You” Won’t Return for Season 2

Michaela Coel (left) and Weruche Opia in "I May Destroy You"

HBO’s critically acclaimed TV drama I May Destroy You is probably coming to an end and will not return for season two. This was confirmed by the network’s content chief Casey Bloys in a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

I May Destroy You, which was created and fronted by the talented Michaela Coel, was one of the biggest hits on television in 2020. It received praise from both audience and critics, but this won’t be enough to bring us more episodes.

According to Bloys, the main reason for the series’ end is that Coel wants to focus on other projects. “I don’t think there’s going to be another I May Destroy You, there’s no season two coming,” said Bloys. “But she’s thinking about what she wants to do next, and hopefully we’ll be lucky enough to partner with her again.”

I May Destroy You centers on a young novelist, Arabella, who “seeks to rebuild her life after being raped.” The show originally premiered back in June on HBO in the U.S. and on BBC in the UK, wrapping up in August after 12 episodes.

It was featured on almost all of the “Best TV shows of the Year” lists and was often placed on No.1. The series already received Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Series – Short Form and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series, while being nominated for several more. It was recently snubbed from the Golden Globes’ list of nominees.