Will the rollercoaster collision course between Charlie and Emma continue for another season? Continue reading to
find out more.
For the last few weeks, the viewers have been loving the new series that made its way into the ABC catalog, as it was something unique with fresh themes and amazing characters that were quickly able to capture the viewer’s attention and make them want to watch the show as soon as a new episode dropped on a weekly basis. One of them was a brand new series, “The Company You Keep,” which was created by Julia Cohen and aired from February 19, 2023, until May 7, 2023.
The series has been able to build a considerable loyal fanbase for such a short run, who absolutely admire this series. It reported an 84% approval rating with an average rating of 6.5/10, based on 19 critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. The website’s critical consensus reads, “The Company You Keep gets off to a rocky start in the first few episodes, but the show’s appealing cast and entertaining blend of crime and romance will pay off for patient viewers.”
Moreover, Metacritic assigned a score of 67 out of 100 based on 13 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews,” which is surprising and great for a show that is an adaptation of a South Korean television series, “My Fellow Citizens!” There is no doubt that the series has been well-received and adored by millions of viewers worldwide, but the most crucial question being raised is whether this reception will be enough to persuade the streaming service to renew it for a second season.
If you are one of them and are wondering if there are any future plans being made for the series, then you have reached the right place! We at Web News Observer have compiled all the crucial information on the current status of the series. Here is everything we know about The Company You Keep Season 2.
The Company You Keep Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?
We won’t keep you waiting with more suspense, so let’s get straight to the point and answer this raging question: We hate to break this unfortunate news to you, but the worst possible outcome has sadly turned into a reality for The Company You Keep. As of writing this, we regret to inform the readers that the chances of getting a second season seem bleak, as the original network, which is ABC, has confirmed and opted not to order another season of its freshman drama television series.
According to Deadline, one of the main reasons for its cancellation has been its underwhelming performance, which is true if we consider that the overall reception it received by the fans was great, but when we compare it to ABC’s two other midseasons 2023 entries, the fellow drama Will Trent, which has already been renewed for a second season, and the comedy Not Dead Yet, which hasn’t been renewed for another season but it’s future looks much more promising and likely to be secured for another chapter.
The fans will just have to wait a couple of days for it’s official renewal announcement.
If you have been keeping up with the recent renewal and cancellation of new shows across various television networks, then you’ll know that the success of the show is often evaluated by its viewership and overall performance among the other series, and the above-mentioned reason clears any doubt about why it hasn’t opted for early renewal.
The broadcasting network might not want to allocate their budgets to a show that hasn’t been able to outperform others and might have considered its early cancellation as a better alternative than trying to secure more episodes, as they can easily reallocate those resources to other successful shows for better production.
Hence, despite the fandom’s backlash, it seems like a better option to scrap the show sooner rather than later!
On the other side, a second-season renewal is supported by a number of strong arguments, but there are also reasonable reservations that might prevent it from happening. If any other broadcast network like NBC or CBS agrees to pick it up in the upcoming weeks, then that will be great, but it seems highly unlikely to happen at this point in time.
It’s fair to say that right now, one can be hopeful and pray for some miracle to save the series!
For the fans, the cancellation still comes as a surprise, and they still seem to be hoping that one day they will see conman Charlie an undercover CIA officer Emma’s story continues for more seasons, as there are certain twists and turns to be explored! Take a look at some tweets from the fans expressing their dissatisfaction with the series cancellation on Twitter below:
@ABCNetwork The Company You Keep! Bring it back for Season 2. Green show.
— GB (@Tallulah05) May 12, 2023
The Company You Keep season 2 renewal campaign starts NOW!!!!!!!
— mary kate (@marykatecarr_) May 9, 2023
they canceled the company you keep. gonna end it.
— max || pookie era (@mcrefuntomiss) May 15, 2023
Canceling The Company You Keep is BS. One season isn't even giving it a chance. You put a new show on a Sunday at 10 p.m.??? This has been done so many times and the show doesn't make it. There are so many crappy shows on and you cancel a really GREAT SHOW, UNCANCEL IT!!
— Lucy Bottallo (@BottalloLucy) May 15, 2023
abc’s the company you keep canceled pic.twitter.com/Zp2TKPPJ8Z
— Leah Marilla Thomas (@leahmarilla) May 12, 2023
THE COMPANY YOU KEEP GOT CANCELED ARE YOU KIDDING ME-
— Mikey (@dilfiszm) May 14, 2023
I’m mad!!!! … the company you keep got canceled. What a great way to ruin my weekend #abc #TheCompanyYouKeep
— Gracie (@chenfordxoxo) May 13, 2023
can't believe the company you keep got canceled so sad 🥺
— exodus is destroying jaylene (@lancenikolai_) May 13, 2023
The Company You Keep: What is the series about?
The official synopsis reads: “A night of passion leads to love between con man Charlie and undercover CIA officer Emma, who are unknowingly on a collision course professionally. While Charlie ramps up the “family business” so he can get out for good, Emma’s closing in on the vengeful criminal who holds Charlie’s family debts in hand – forcing them to reckon with the lies they’ve told so they can save themselves and their families from disastrous consequences.”
“The Company You Keep” stars Milo Ventimiglia as Charlie, Catherine Haena Kim as Emma, William Fichtner as Leo, Tim Chiou as David, Freda Foh Shen as Grace, James Saito as Joseph, Sarah Wayne Callies as Birdie, Felisha Terrell as Daphne and Polly Draper as Fran. Executive producers and co-showrunners are Julia Cohen and Phil Klemmer, Milo Ventimiglia and Russ Cundiff (DiVide Pictures), Jon M. Chu and Caitlin Foito (Electric Somewhere), Todd Harthan and Lindsay Goffman (Gratitude Productions). Deanna Harris (DiVide Pictures) is a producer.
Also, check out the official episode guide of the series below to understand the chronology of the episodes before you start binge-watching them!
- Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot – February 19, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 2: A Sparkling Reputation – February 26, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 3: Against All Odds – March 5, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 4: All In – March 19, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 5: The Spy Who Loved Me – March 26, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 6: The Real Thing – April 2, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 7: Company Man – April 9, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 8: The Art of the Steel – Apr 16, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 9: The Truth Shall Set You Free – Apr 30, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 10: The Truth Hurts – May 7, 2023
All the episodes are available exclusively to stream on ABC, FuboTV, and Hulu. You can also stream it by renting or purchasing it on Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu.
The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream the series simultaneously depend on the package you choose, and there is no additional cost for any of their services. So, it is time for you to renew your membership plans and explore another genre of TV series from the massive catalog that the streaming service offers its members worldwide.
Check out the official trailer to recap all the events which transpired in the first season below:
While you revisit the show, let us know in the comment section how you feel about the cancelation.