Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Season 2: Will Netflix Release Another Season of This Anime?

share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook

Netflix just released Cyberpunk: Edgerunners on September 13, and it's already being considered to be one of the streaming giant's best original anime series. The futuristic show is set in the world of CD Projekt Red's popular RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, and it was developed by Japan's Studio Trigger, the acclaimed animation studio behind Kill la Kill, Inferno Cop, Little Witch Academia, and more.

If you're wondering what Edgerunners is about, the anime series follows David, a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future known as Night City. Having everything to lose, he decides to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner – a mercenary outlaw also known as cyberpunk - after he meets a mysterious hacker named Lucy. He will be fighting Night City's most notorious criminals and cyber-psychods in his mission to become a so-called legend.

All 10 episodes of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Season 1 are now available to stream on Netflix, but will the streamer release another season in the future? Keep on reading to find out the latest updates.


Has Netflix renewed Cyberpunk: Edgerunners for Season 2?

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
click to enlarge
Credit: Netflix
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners


There are currently no plans for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Season 2. Netflix, Studio Trigger, and CD Projekt Red haven't announced any plans to produce more episodes of this anime series, and it's likely that Edgerunners will only have one season. The sci-fi anime has always been advertised as a standalone story, and Studio Trigger is known for producing anime shows that only last for one season.

However, due to the massive popularity of Cyberpunk 2077 and the positive reviews for Edgerunners (100% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes), there will likely be a demand for more episodes. If the anime performs well on the streaming service, it's likely that Netflix will consider renewing the show for Season 2, but for now, we'll have to wait and see.

On Sept. 16, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners didn't make it to Netflix's Top 10 global chart for TV shows, but it made it to Top 10 rankings in several countries, so at the time of this writing, it's unclear if Netflix considers the anime's performance reasonable enough to be renewed.

Edgerunners also helped boost sales for Cyberpunk 2077. After the premiere of the anime, CD Projekt's RPG sold past 20 million copies, and the official Twitter page for the game shared a message to thank the fans:


Spoiler Alert: The protagonist David ends up getting killed by Adam Smasher in the final episode of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners as Lucy and Falco make their escape. Although the story is considered a standalone, we could see the story for the potential second season focus more on Lucy and other characters' perspectives.

The NSFW trailer for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is embedded below:

Related: Hideo Kojima & Kazutaka Kodaka Praise Netflix's Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Anime

Epicstream will update you here if Cyberpunk: Edgerunners gets officially renewed or canceled, so stay tuned. If you want to know more about this anime, check out everything we know about Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.