Persons Unknown: Could There Be a Second Season?

Persons UnknownNBC has been promoting Persons Unknown as a mini-series and that the show’s mysteries will be answered by the end. The show has not performed well in the ratings so hopefully the network will let all 13 episodes air.

If they do pull the series early, the show is scheduled to be put out on DVD. According to Amazon, it’s scheduled for an August 31st release but that’s likely to change because NBC won’t have aired all of the episodes until early September.

Some readers have noticed that the DVD set is titled Persons Unknown: The Complete First Season. Why? Because, though NBC has promoted it as a mini-series, Persons Unknown could continue for a second season.

Executive Producer Remi Aubuchon recently told Collider that, when they were shooting it, they did so believing it would be an on-going series. Though they wanted it to go on, he made sure that they answered all of the questions by the end of the first season, to make it a satisfying story for viewers.

Could there be another season? Aubuchon said, “It’s not unheard of, in the course of life, that if there’s enough interest in it, we could consider going a second season or doing another chapter. I keep looking at it as books in a series, and this season is the first book. I feel confident that we will have a beginning, middle and end, in this season, and it was wise of NBC to then call it what it really is, which is a mini-series.”

He continued, “24 is a really good example, in that there was a definitive beginning, middle and end for the first season. They had a slightly different format than we have, but the second season just retained Jack Bauer and a few other players, with the same basic format and idea, but it was a completely different show. I’m not saying that that’s exactly where we’re going, but certainly I think that there’s room for saying, ‘Hey, look, we told one story of a continuing saga.’ You should be able to pick this book up and get to the last line of the season and go, ‘Wow! Well, I hope there’s a second season, but at least I feel satisfied that I got to see all of this. They answered it all for me.”

Unfortunately, it looks unlikely that NBC would be interested in another season but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t return on another channel or in another form.

What do you think? Would you like to see Persons Unknown continue in some way?

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  1. Eli says

    It really saddens me to continuously did myself in love with incredible TV shows such as this, only to–again and again–see them get canceled. I want to blame poor advertising or replays of past episodes to get people caught up, as it seems this is why views drop. Yet, with the integration of Netflix and online streaming I feel it’s incredibly possible to make shows these deep and incredible to last.

    It is completely a huge let down, like with The 4400, and many other shows that have a Deep PLOT that makes you think, to see canceled so often. I see it incredibly possible to bring this show back years later. I, myself, feel as if I’ve grasped this show enough to continue writing for it to see it continued.

    Alas, NBC, and other corps. dont actually care about real plot and progression in a series where many of us love to see characters grow, and twists catch us, despite the foreshadowing. This show had incredible points about human nature and manipulation. Which, if money isn’t coming in “enough”, despite the true nature of the show we can all take away from, it is removed for some other dull and mind numbing show that people can tune into and need no investment to be mildly entertained. It’s saddening.

    Yet, who is to say we aren’t all participants in the program meant to see the show and respond the way we do because of how it was tailored 😛 I would fully support a few books to be written with support of the original writers to see it though as “The 4400″ did. It was truly an incredible relief as a fan sad to see such another incredible show to be stopped as it only began

  2. Lucy Pena says

    I definitely would love to see a second season because I was so intrigued. I want to know what happens to everybody involved and why!!!!

  3. Natalie says

    Yes I believe they should make a second seaseason even though it was aired back in 2010. Now that it just streamed on Netflix I can see this show going for more especially after watching the ending of season 1.

  4. The Lee & Duncan Family says

    I need lots more of Persons Unknown. The end f season one led us to believe there was more. Please don’t stop at only one season.

  5. Lau says

    I agree, Netflix should pick this show up, because it’s a binge show. I would not wait week to week to see the new episodes on regular TV programming, but to watch the season as a whole, I started to get into it.

  6. says

    i love this show i think it should continue i saw it on netflix and fell in love with it it has an amazing story line and i would love to see more about joe janett and janetts husband.

  7. Ben says

    Why did NBC can this show???????????? We just watched season 1 finale.. we were left with our mouth hanging open. We found it on NetFlix like so many others posted here. We’re hooked. How in the world did this show not make the cut? I have to believe it was either positioned poorly or not marketed well. This show is AWESOME. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make the next season!! You left us hanging.

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