Spoilers ahead for the first season of Teenage Bounty Hunters on Netflix.
Netflix delivered a teen dramedy that managed to combine the trials and tribulations of high school with bounty hunting, and the result was a TV show that ended on a couple of wild cliffhangers but no promise of a second season. While Teenage Bounty Hunters ending without a Season 2 renewal means fans have no guarantee that Netflix will bring the show back for more episodes of Sterling and Blair, creator Kathleen Jordan has big plans for what comes next.
Teenage Bounty Hunters delivered a pair of twin twists by the end of the Season 1 finale, revealing that Debbie has a twin sister by the name of Dana, and Dana is Sterling's real mom, making Sterling and Blair biological cousins rather than fraternal twins. Who knew that the show could end on a wilder twist than teenagers becoming bounty hunters?
I would love to explore the question of what it means to be a sister, because Dana and Debbie, obviously, will have that to explore there, what does this relationship, if anything, mean between them and where they will be moving forward. And then with Sterling and Blair, they're not twins, they're cousins, and does it matter to them? And how will that create a fallout with their family.
With a pair of twin twists, Teenage Bounty Hunters definitely has a a set of sister issues to explore in a second season! For Sterling and Blair, being raised as sisters should mean that they're still sisters in every way but blood, but what about their not-so-twin telepathy? And what kind of history led Dana and Debbie to their current relationship, with Debbie raising both girls as daughters?
Also according to Kathleen Jordan, Sterling stands as "her parents' perfect child" because they "really overcompensated with their adopted daughter," which was of course "to Blair's detriment," and that is another element from the end of Season 1 that the creator hopes to explore in Season 2.
If Kathleen Jordan has her way, the potential second season will also tackle real-life current events for the privileged Blair and Sterling. Jordan explained, saying:
Especially just given all that's happening in the world with how both the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement have done such an efficient job of exposing the vast differences between the haves and the have-nots, obviously these girls are in the category of the haves. So we definitely would want to explore the theme of privilege and how that informs their lives and have them learn some lessons there. And we also would like to explore the idea of Bowser's [Kadeem Hardison] job and the morality of the cash bail system which has a lot of problems and is a part of law enforcement, especially with the extra spotlight right now on law enforcement, it's incumbent upon us to take a look at the structures of injustice that inform the jobs that these characters have.
If Teenage Bounty Hunters returns for a second season on Netflix, it will evidently tackle some major real-life issues as well as the twin drama! Although Netflix has developed a reputation for prematurely cancelling shows in recent years, viewers shouldn't take the lack of a Season 2 renewal at this point as a sign that the show will be a one-hit wonder. The 10-episode first season only premiered on August 14; it's too soon to panic that the end is nigh.
For now, you can find all ten episodes of Teenage Bounty Hunters so far streaming on Netflix, along with lots of other options. For some of what is coming to broadcast television in the not-too-distant future, be sure to check out our 2020 summer TV premiere guide and our 2020 fall TV premiere schedule.