Alaska Daily Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Alaska Daily Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?
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Will Eileen Fitzgerald return for another season? Continue reading to learn more about Alaska Daily Season 2. 

The first season of “Alaska Daily,” which is created by Tom McCarthy for ABC, officially concluded its run on March 30, 2023. Since then, the viewers who haven’t tuned into watching the series on a weekly basis will most certainly do so by the end of this weekend by binge-watching the entire first season to catch up with the new series in one go rather than waiting for new episodes every new week.  

By doing so, we are confident that this will result in raising numerous inquiries about an early renewal for the second season on social media platforms. As a result, if you have the same query, then you’ve come to the right place! As such, we’ve put together a brief summary of everything you need to know about the series’ current renewal status. Here’s everything we know about Alaska Daily Season 2. 

Alaska Daily Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Alaska Daily Season 2: Will there be another season or not?

As of writing this, we can confirm that the network has yet to announce the second season, as the first season premiered all its episodes on ABC, a few days ago, making it unreasonable to ask for any news or updates about a potential second season as it is evidently too soon for any major network to make such significant statements in such a brief period of time. 

Hence, the renewal status is neither here nor there. But there are slight changes that might be renewed for another one as the overall reception of the show has been fairly good considering the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 74% approval rating with an average rating of 6.6/10, based on 19 critic reviews. Metacritic assigned a score of 67 out of 100 based on 15 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”

Alaska Daily Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

On the other hand, Alaska Daily’s first season averaged 2.84 million viewers in the live plus same-day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM) and a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic. These figures are a fairly good indication of how a show is performing, especially when compared to other shows on the same channel, even though they do not take into account subsequent delayed or streamed viewing. 

Other economic reasons may play a role in a show’s demise, but in general, higher-rated shows get renewed while lower-rated ones get canceled. When we consider these factors, the fate of the show truly depends on its overall performance, which will be evaluated by the network while keeping the production cost in mind too, so it is only a matter of time before ABC confirms if the show will be renewed or not. 

As a result, we request that the fans wait for the network to officially acknowledge these details. In the meantime, take a look at some of the tweets from fans reacting to the first season, which show that they kind of have been anticipating a second season, which can increase the likelihood of it being renewed and exploring more character arcs and plotlines considering the fandom’s request.

What can we expect from Alaska Daily Season 2 if it gets renewed?

It’s far too early to speculate on the plotlines, and the show’s creators haven’t disclosed any updates on the second season of, “Alaska Daily.” So any plot details circulating on social media are just pure speculation, as the season finale episode could be the very last time we see this show on the screen.

But, for your consideration, if renewed, the second season will undoubtedly pick up from the final episode, “Most Reckless Thing I’ve Ever Done,” in which viewers saw that with rumors of a new Alaskan newspaper swirling. The team investigates its competition and what it means for the future of local news, and Eileen and Roz listen to Gloria’s final call and find their lead before an innocent man is put away.

The series is expected to continue from the basic premise which establishes a fiercely talented and award-winning investigative journalist who leaves her high-profile New York life behind after a fall from grace to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage on a journey to find both personal and professional redemption.

Alaska Daily Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

The main cast members who are expected to return include Hilary Swank as Eileen Fitzgerald, Jeff Perry as Stanley Cornik, Grace Dove as Roz Friendly, Meredith Holzman as Claire Muncy, Matt Malloy as Bob Young, Pablo Castelblanco as Gabriel Tovar, Ami Park as Yuna Park, and Craig Frank as Austin Teague. The recurring cast members include Irene Bedard as Sylvie Nanmac, Shane McRae as Aaron Pritchard, Phillip Lewitski as Miles, Joe Tippett as Jamie, Kourtney Bell as Karla, and Bill Dawes as the Concerned Citizen.

This American drama television series is created by Tom McCarthy for ABC. Additionally, McCarthy executive produces with Swank, Melissa Wells, Bert Salke, and Anchorage Daily News’ Kyle Hopkins and Ryan Binkley. Rae Baron is a co-producer. Alaska is from Salke’s co-lab21 and is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. Until there is any confirmation, we recommend that the readers should stream the first season on the ABC network and Hulu. 

The viewers can also buy the subscription plan according to their preferences, which allows them to watch new episodes based on location when the episode airs worldwide. As well, the show also premiered on Disney+ (Star Hub) in Hong Kong on November 9, 2022. It also made its debut on Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand as part of the Star content hub, and it also aired weekly in the UK, Ireland, and Spain. Additionally, take a look at the official trailer to recap the events that have happened so far:

Alaska Daily Season 1 Trailer

Catch up on all the previous episodes while you wait for more Alaska Daily Season 2 updates on the ABC network.