Billy The Kid Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Billy The Kid Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?
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“That’s a very big offer to make, Mr. Tunstall, for someone you don’t know from Adam.” – Billy 

Ever since the premiere of the first season’s final episode, “The Rampage,” on June 5, 2022, there has been only one question constantly lingering in the minds of the viewers: “Will there be another season or not?” If you have been waiting to get any new renewal updates, your wish has been fulfilled! As we can assure you that the wait was worth every minute and the show appears to be moving forward rather than backward. If you are one of those who want to get clarity about the renewal status, then look no further as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on Billy the Kid Season 2’s release date, plot, and other crucial details for you here at Web News Observer!

Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.

Billy The Kid Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Billy The Kid Season 2 Renewal Status 

The good news has finally arrived for the fans, as Billy the Kid will definitely return to the screen with the second season! The series is an American Western period drama television series created by Michael Hirst. It is an epic romantic adventure based on the life of Billy the Kid, from his humble Irish roots and his early days as a cowboy and gunslinger on the American frontier to his pivotal role in the Lincoln County War and beyond. 

It has also been reported that the network, formerly known as Epix, is returning to the Wild West for a sophomore run of the series, which stars Tom Blyth as the eponymous character. On the other hand, the official Twitter handle of the show also shared the second season’s announcement among its followers, quoting, “The adventure has only just begun and #TomBlyth has some big news! #BillyTheKid will return for season 2 on #MGMplus” Take a look at the official post below: 

Billy The Kid Season 2: When will it release?

The prospective premiere date has yet to be acknowledged. The series was renewed for a second season a few hours ago. But if we have to predict the potential release date of Billy the Kid Season 2, it might happen sometime around late 2023 or early 2024. It is anticipated to air at the same time slot of 9/8c on MGM+, formerly known as EPIX, and other streaming platforms based on viewers’ locations. We would like to highlight this is just speculation! 

Any statement about the show’s official release date and time schedule is still pending verification by the network. So, this is just speculation that the next season might follow the same pattern and be released in a similar time frame if the network decides to go with the exact schedule. Hence, we suggest that the viewers be patient and follow all the social media platforms for the series to be updated with the latest information for the upcoming season.

Billy The Kid Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Billy The Kid Season 2: Who to expect?

The official synopsis for the second season states, “The epic romantic adventure inspired by the life of America’s most infamous outlaw continues in Season Two, as Billy and his allies square off against his oldest friend Jesse Evans (Daniel Webber) and the corrupt powers of the Santa Fe Ring. When shots are fired, the conflict erupts into the bloody Lincoln County War. Amidst the fighting, Billy will struggle to hang onto his soul – and to the love of his life.” The series is produced by MGM+ Studios, formerly known as Epix Studios, and Amazon Studios: Pan-English Scripted TV, the rebranded division run by Rola Bauer, in association with Amblin Television and De Line Pictures. It comes from creator and writer Michael Hirst, who exec produces alongside Donald De Line, Darryl Frank, and Justin Falvey.  

The main cast members from the first season are expected to reprise their roles in the upcoming season which are as follows Tom Blyth as Billy the Kid, Daniel Webber as Jesse Evans, Eileen O’Higgins as Kathleen McCarty, Sean Owen Roberts as Bob Olinger, Dakota Daulby as John Beckwith, Ryan Kennedy as Ash Upson, Ian Tracey as Frank Baker, Jonah Collier as young Billy the Kid, Vincent Walsh as Lawrence Murphy, Jamie Beamish as Henry Antrim, Guillermo Alonso as Melquiades Segura, Shaun Benson as Riley, Christie Burke as Barbara Jones, Chad Rook as James Dolan, Brendan Fletcher as George Coe, Joey Batey as Patrick McCarty, Alex Roe as Pat Garrett, and Horatio James as Charlie Bowdre. 

Billy The Kid Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options

The forthcoming season is speculated to have eight episodes, which are expected to drop on a weekly basis. It is assumed that, in order to maintain consistency, it will adhere to the same format as the other episodes. However, we would also want to draw attention to the fact that, as of January 11, 2023, it is impossible to determine the precise titles and numbers of the episodes. Interested viewers can also enable notifications in order to receive updates on when the show debuts on MGM+. To help you understand the order, we have included everything from the first season below.

The first season is written by Michael Hirst, this series is an epic romantic adventure based on the life of famous American outlaw Billy the Kid, also known as William H. Bonney – from his humble Irish roots to his early days as a cowboy and gunslinger in the American frontier, to his pivotal role in the Lincoln County War and beyond.

Season 1 Episode 1: The Immigrants: 12-year-old Billy McCarty and his immigrant Irish family have to leave New York and travel west to seek new opportunities. But the journey proves fatal for some.

Season 1 Episode 2: The Rattle: Kathleen and her sons travel on to Santa Fe. Life is hard, but she meets and marries a man who might change everything for the better – only to find that he makes it a lot worse.

Season 1 Episode 3: Antrim: Antrim, Kathleen, and the two boys relocate to Silver City, trying to start a new life. But all their dreams are shattered – and Billy loses everything. 

Season 1 Episode 4: Interlude: Billy falls in with a character called Alias. He kills a man in self-defense and ends up on the run, and then in the arms of a young woman who also happens to be the girlfriend of Jesse Evans.

Season 1 Episode 5: A Little Bit of Paradise: Billy, on the move again, ends up in Chihuahua, Mexico, with a new Mexican friend called Segura; together they enjoy several risky escapades – but in the end, Billy risks losing his life.

Season 1 Episode 6: Fate: Billy bumps into a new character called Pat Garrett, who is riding with Jesse and the 7 Rivers Gang; Billy joins them – but lawmakers are already closing in; they plan to flee to Lincoln County – but not before Billy fulfills one last promise.

Season 1 Episode 7: At the House: Billy rides into Lincoln County to join up with the gang, who are working for Lincoln’s most powerful boss, Major Murphy; Murphy wants them to get rid of his new competitor, John Tunstall; Billy finds himself torn between the two rivals.

Season 1 Episode 8: The Rampage: On the eve of the Lincoln County War, Jesse and the gang are encouraged by Murphy to ramp up their attacks on those farmers, mostly Mexican, who have signed up with Tunstall; it’s the last straw for Billy, and he decides to change sides.

The series premiered in the United States on Epix on April 24, 2022. In Australia, it was distributed by Stan, and in Canada, it is available to stream on Paramount+. In addition to this, you can watch Billy the Kid on Amazon Prime or Epix. You can also stream Billy the Kid by renting or purchasing it on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play, depending on the location and preferences of the viewers. The viewers can select membership plans and stream the platform’s vast catalog, which includes many shows and movies from various genres they enjoy! 

Billy the Kid Season 1 First Look | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more Billy The Kid Season 2 updates.