We are firmly into November, folks, which means that the weather is cooler in most places, the nights are longer, and if you want to get in the holiday spirit there are umpteen options available for any TV watcher who likes some Christmas-themed entertainment. While holiday movies are all the rage, Netflix has given us a true gift in Dash & Lily, a whole television show which takes place during Christmastime in New York. Those who've watched know that the series is a heart-warming delight, so it's only natural to wonder if we'll see more of the romantic duo, and the showrunner has spoken out about the possibility of getting Season 2 on Netflix.
The show is actually based on Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, the acclaimed novel by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, and that 2010 story already has two sequels. Obviously, this means that the story could pretty easily continue on the small screen, but how does showrunner and executive producer Joe Tracz feel about keeping the story going? Here's what he told TVLine:
I would love to be able to go back and do the second book and third book. The third book was actually written on set. David and Rachel would visit the set, and they’d be working on their chapters for the third book. I love these characters so much and the city that they live in. Knowing that there is more story to be told, those are stories I’d love to tell.
Awwww! You guys? We might get more Dash & Lily next year! Of course, while Joe Tracz is more than ready to get going on Season 2 of the young adult romance, it's very important to note that Netflix has yet to renew the series, so the ball is firmly in the streamer's court at this point.
If you haven't experienced the joys of Dash & Lily during your TV-viewing downtime just yet, the series follows holiday-hating Dash (Austin Abrams) and Christmas-loving Lily (Midori Francis) as they trade some gentle dares, as well as their hopes and wishes for the future, in a red notebook, which they leave in random spots all over New York City for each other. The two have both been let down by the holidays, but begin to find new inspiration in each other as they fall in love, all without meeting in person.
Subsequent novels in the series (The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily and Mind the Gap, Dash & Lily) let readers catch up with the twosome as they continue their adventures during the following holiday seasons, so there are plenty of places where Season 2 could go, should Netflix grant the show at least one more outing. As for star Austin Abrams, he also seems willing to keep bringing fans more of cynical Dash, but has one stipulation before fully preparing himself to dive back into the character:
I’m waiting to see what’s going to happen before I fully immerse myself. I haven’t fully gone into it because I don’t know what’s going to happen.
Makes total sense to me. Why see what the next books have in store for Dash and Lily, and fall in love with the characters and their story all over again, only to be disappointed if you can't help bring that to the small screen?
Hopefully, we'll get an update on the status of Dash & Lily Season 2 before too much longer, but for more on what you can watch in the coming weeks, check out our guide to fall TV!