Cigarette Girl Season 2 Release Date: A New Netflix thriller from Indonesia set in the past has been getting a lot of attention on social media. Cigarette Girl is without a question one of the most popular shows on the streaming giant that is not in English.
Its amazing storytelling, which weaves stories of social rules, loss, and love, has captivated viewers. People are begging for Cigarette Girl Season 2 even though the show just started. Is it going to happen? We have good news for people who like the show.
The co-directors of the show have said what they think about the show’s chances of coming back. Let’s not waste any more time and go see what the future holds for us.
This movie is based on Ratih Kumala’s book of the same name. It takes place between the 1960s and the early 2000s. There is a forbidden love in the series that is linked to Indonesia’s history with the tobacco business.
In the present, Raja asked his son Lebas to find Jeng Yah, the woman he had loved for a long time but had lost touch with. Even though he wanted to see her and get back together with her, Lebas found out that Rukayah was the sister of his father’s lost lover.
This made the love story more complicated and confusing. Lebas learns more about Raja’s lover’s past and the love story he hasn’t told anyone.
Is Cigarette Girl Officially Back for a Second Season?
At the time this was written, Netflix hadn’t said anything about Season 2 of Cigarette Girl. When it first came out in November 2023, the Indonesian show quickly became popular on the streaming service. The director hadn’t planned for the series to get so much praise, but the historical story paved the way for the Indonesian industry.
Things are very different now, which suggests that the show might come back for another season. The reason for this is that it did well with feedback.
IMDb gave it 8.3 stars out of 10. The show did not make it onto the 100 best streaming lists, though. Reports say that the story got to number 804 on IMDb’s list of the most-watched shows. This makes it less likely that Cigarette Girl will have a second season.
On the other hand, reviewers have said good things about it. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a score of 100% for fans. That means Netflix might come back with another season. Also, the streaming giant hasn’t ended the show yet, so it could say something good about it.
Not a Limited Run!
Another big reason why fans thought there might be a second season of Cigarette Girl is that the show isn’t advertised as a limited series. Netflix is currently putting out series that are advertised as specials, which makes it less likely that they will come back.
But this isn’t true for Cigarette Girl. That means there’s a chance for the next season. Also, Kamila Andini and Ifa Isfansyah, who co-direct the show, told Deadline that they have only covered the main character’s love journey. But there is still more to discover on the next trip.
The show is based on Ratih Kumala’s book of the same name, so there are a lot of plots left to explore. It was always his goal, Ifa said, to make it both an interesting love story and a historical play. Even though the book has some sad parts, they chose to cut them out instead of looking into them.
They could come back for Cigarette Girl Season 2, though, since they still have more stories to find out. The story is also about three different times, which suggests that they might go back to the beautiful canvas to write more stories like this one.
Netflix Might Come Back With a Second Season of Cigarette Girl
As we all know, the choice to renew a show is usually based on how many people watched it and how well it did on the streaming service. The show won’t be coming back since it made it to the most-watched list and got good reviews from both viewers and reviewers.
It was also in the Global Top 10 on Netflix for almost two weeks, along with the Indonesian thriller. The most people watched it in nine different countries. The countries in this group are Spain, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Mexico, Venezuela, and Costa Rica.
While it only stayed in the top ten for a few weeks, the period drama was in the top ten on Netflix for almost seven weeks in Indonesia and five weeks in Malaysia. Because of this, the show may come back for Cigarette Girl Season 2, given how popular it was the first time around.
Besides that, the show got almost 1,600,000 views and was watched for 8,600,000 hours in its first week. A little less people watched over the next week, which was sad. Even so, there’s a chance it will come back.
What Might Happen in Season 2 of Cigarette Girl?
The first season was mostly about Dasiyah “Jeng Yah,” who wants to take over her dad’s cigarette business. But because of how men and women are expected to act, things get bad for her. She meets the love of her life while she is trying to make a name for herself.
The story takes place in 2001 when Lebas learns about the lives of Raja, Rukayah, and Dasiyah. It makes her want to go back in time and find out how Dasiyah and Raja are connected. But since the story arc of the show is over, there isn’t much chance that Netflix will bring back Cigarette Girl Season 2.
There’s also a chance that the show will show the evil side that the creators haven’t talked about yet. It could look into the lives of Lebas and Arum. Dasiyah’s story was told in the pilot season of Cigarette Girl. Season 2 could be about Raja’s life.
This is because, in the end, Lebas goes to the museum with Arum to learn more about his father. It will be a possible plan to tell the story of Raja’s misadventures in the second movie.
Who Will Be in Season 2 of Cigarette Girl?
Dian Sastrowardoyo probably won’t come back since Dasiyah “Jeng Yah” died in the first season. But if Season 2 of Cigarette Girl goes into Raja’s (Ario Bayu) story, Dian may show up in a memory. Arya Soloka can come back as Lebas and Putri Marino can come back as Arum.
Rukayah played by Nungki Kusumastuti can also come back, along with Purwanti played by Tutie Kirana and Soeraja played by Pritt Timothy. There’s a chance that a few more people will join the group.
Cigarette Girl Season 2 Release Date
As was already said, Netflix hasn’t said when the next season of the period thriller will start. So, it’s still not clear when Season 2 of Cigarette Girl will come out.
But it will take almost six months to finish filming the show if it gets the go-ahead. Based on the schedule, it looks like it won’t come back until 2024.