This article contains spoilers for THE LETTER FOR THE KING. Read our spoiler-free review here.
Letter For the King just premiered on Netflix. The six-part fantasy adventure series follows the adventures of knight-in-training Tiuri (Amir Wilson), as he is unwittingly pulled into a high-stakes mission to, yes, deliver a letter to the king. Along the way, he meets friends and makes enemies, in a tale of magic, monasteries, and mad horses that is fun for the whole family.
While the first season does a good job of wrapping up the plots introduced in the start of this story, there is definitely room for continuing the story. We’re still don’t know what the heck was up with the voices Tiuri was hearing, what might be next for Lavinia, or if Eviellan will get the support it needs after what appears to be a war of conquest on the part of Dagonaut and Unauwen. Will we get answers to these questions in a Letter For the King Season 2?
While there has been no official word on Letter For the King Season 2, Netflix rarely makes one season of a television show—though it is becoming more common. The streaming platform will no doubt wait to see how well the family-driven fantasy series does or doesn’t do before making any major decisions. Letter For the King Season 1 filmed in both New Zealand and Prague, which suggests this series doesn’t have a small budget, another contributing factor when weighing the options of continuing a TV production.
Another factor? Star Amir Wilson is kind of a hot commodity right now. In addition to starring in The Letter For the King, he is playing Will on HBO’s His Dark Materials series. Those who have read the books the series is based on know that Will’s character becomes much more prominent as the story goes on. His Dark Materials Season 2 has already wrapped production, but should the series continue, any Letter For the King Season 2 filming would have to work around that. Wilson is also appearing in the upcoming The Secret Garden film, suggesting that he is open to doing feature work, as well.
It may be helpful to mention that the classic Dutch novel The Letter For the King is based on has a sequel The Secrets of the Wild Wood. While the first season of this show is only loosely based on the Tonke Dragt novel, there is more source material to either pull from or be inspired by should Netflix choose to continue on with this story.
All that being said, we are living in very strange times. Across the world, TV productions have halted as people hunker down to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus as much as possible. It’s likely we won’t be seeing any new productions, which means we won’t be seeing any new TV content that hasn’t already been filmed, for a while.
More news on the possibility of The Letter For the King Season 2 when we hear it.