Dropped on January 19, 2023, Women at War is Netflix’s latest period piece that ricocheted to the top 10 list. Helmed by Alexandre Laurent, Women at War is a French historical drama temporally set during World War I in France. The plot of the drama follows the lives of four different women who find their lives merging at a point when they are compelled to deal with the harsh consequences of the war at home.
The show is star-studded with talented French actors including Audrey Fleurot, Sofia Essaïdi, Julie De Bona, and Camille Lou among others. Here’s the official synopsis of the French drama:
“France 1914. As the German troops advance and men leave for the frontlines, four women must grapple with the devastating consequences of war at home.”
That being said, here’s the full scoop on Women at War season 2.
Has Netflix renewed Women at War for a second season?
At the time of writing this article, Netflix has not renewed the period drama for a second season. According to Netflix Life, “The chances of a second season happening is slim to none.” The reason is, any period drama is often touted to be a limited series, which means that the show will not have more than one season.
Not only that, but the first season was successful in typing all the loose ends with the final eight episodes. That being said, the second season does not leave much room for the story to continue, unless they introduce a new thread of content.
Additionally, the lead actresses are occupied with other projects. For instance, Fleurot will be occupied in a miniseries called Infiltré(e). Although the official release date has not been announced, the series is expected to release sometime in 2023. Lou will also be featured in a comedy film called Chasse Gardée, which is expected to release in 2023.
Women at War Season 1 recap
In Women at War season 1, the stage is all set for World War I, with the German soldiers thumping their boots and heading towards the frontline. Amidst all this chaos, the lives of four women have been underscored who are battling to survive in France.
The series begins by emphasizing the life of a Parisian sex worker, Marguerite, who was recently hired to work in a local brothel. The second woman is Suzanne, a fugitive nurse on the run from the military hospital and in search of a sanctuary in Switzerland.
With the advancement of the story, we also come across Agnès, who is a Mother Superior of a requisitioned convent, which has been converted into a full-time hospital. The viewers are also introduced to Caroline, who amidst the chaos of the war, is bludgeoned with the baggage of responsibilities and the pressure to always make the right decision for her family.
Every new episode complicates the lives of these women and echoes the fact the struggles of women during wartime, if not equal, are certainly significant in comparison to men at war. The difference here is that women during wartime battled with mental guns whereas men with military ones did. Although they were not on the frontline, they sure have acted as vanguards in dealing with traumatic as well as challenging ordeals which deserve commendation.
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