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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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Angie July 13, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Please, please, oh powers that be, please do a second season of this show!! Like several others who have submitted comments, I watched the whole thing in just 3 or 4 days and am hungry for more!!! I can’t understand why it didn’t get better ratings. It is waaay better than most of the junk on TV!!!

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Mphumy khoem July 7, 2014 at 7:51 am

well that is painful the series it takes your attention and has that strong psychological after effect which is puzzling but good, liked its psychological-behavioural experimentation. however, it is unfortunate that the fundamental theme of they are kept there….

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Mariah July 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I don’t believe that anyone could even vaguely consider canceling Persons Unknown! This show is my life, I know that sounds very sad and some what ignorant but when you watch the whole first season in less than three days just to find out the show is being canceled your whole world kinda falls apart. So many of my questions were left unanswered and I don’t know how I will be able to sleep until I know that a new season is being produced. To sum it all up PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL HUMANITY DO NOT CANCEL PERSONS UNKNOWN. This show is very important to me.

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Anonymous June 5, 2014 at 1:14 pm

So should continue

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Carla Allaire June 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm

I think whoever cancelled this show was NUTS!

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Joe June 1, 2014 at 6:40 am

One word “Netflix”

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Dolly May 31, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Why oh why?? Every time I find something worth watching, it ENDS without a conclusion! Persons Unknown was refreshing to watch and I enjoyed seeing Jason Wiles again. Bad mistake taking this series off.

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Geri May 31, 2014 at 9:47 am

My grandson and I spend the whole day glued to the TV watching all 13 episodes. This was the first time I ever watched the show. Hate that there no second season. WHY????

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Geri May 31, 2014 at 9:34 am

My grandson and I spend the whole day glued to the TV watching all 13 episodes. This was the first time I ever watched the show. Hate that their no second season. WHY????

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Arianna May 29, 2014 at 11:30 pm

I thought this was an incredible show. How in the description, it says there is a distinct beginning, middle and end, but the last episode was level two… He didn’t think we would be curious of what happens on level two? Or the knew people on level one? I would be extremely pleased to have a second season!

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Tricia May 29, 2014 at 2:04 am

This was a great show. I found it on netflix and watched all the first season in three days. I want anotner season. It had a great story line!!!

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Anonymous May 30, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Tricia-I loved the story line as well. It was something different for a change! It really held my attention.

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Linda May 28, 2014 at 2:22 am

I want a 2nd season.

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texas tiguan May 27, 2014 at 7:06 pm

No season 2?!?!? Stumbled across season 1 while channel surfing and watched all episodes in a weekend. Very disappointed and surprised there is no season. I don’t understand why this show did not get good ratings.

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