Is 'Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood' Renewed For Season 2 On Netflix?

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It has been nearly two months since Germany’s “Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood” (aka “Oktoberfest 1900”) spilled onto Netflix. Appropriately, released in October, subscribers have been left to wonder if the costume drama will return for Season 2. Has Netflix renewed it for a second season? Or will Season 1’s ending have to suffice?

Netflix is the US distributor of the German series. Traditionally speaking, it usually takes the streaming giant around two months to decide the fate of its originals. For instance, it took Netflix two months to determine the future of its outstanding sci-fi fantasy series “Ragnarok,” which debuted in late January and got renewed in late March. Will “Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood” see a similar Season 2 result?

It debuted in October, and we are all currently coming up at the end of December. Poking around online for an answer provided no definitive answer. However, there has been a hopeful update shared by the director of “Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood.” Explaining that the show did not get planned as a miniseries (think “The Woods”), Hannu Salonen referenced the potential for a Season 2, telling MEAWW:

I know that in publications here and there you read that it's like a limited series, but it was not the idea. It was left open. But of course, Ronny Schalk (the co-creator) and I, and everyone was planning that this has to go on because there were plenty of intriguing stuff to be told.

Indeed. If you have watched Season 1, you know that “Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood” closed up some loose ends while leaving some incredible strings open for further play. Thus, leaving the audience with a satisfying conclusion and one they would want to see built upon further. To Hannu Salonen’s point, Netflix has the riveting historical thriller billed as a “limited series” in its profile.

As for where plans stood upon the release of “Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood” on Netflix, the series’ director provided some insight. It would seem there has been some movement forward in terms of breaking a Season 2 story that could make it to the screen. On how things were progressing at the time, Hannu Solonen provided an update of sorts, telling MEAWW:

I started in January with Ronnie… I mean, you know, developing the second season as I want, but it hasn't been greenlit. More or less, the producers, the writers, and I are kind of like thinking it might go on. And we’re having some fun imagining a second season. But we don't know.

Hopefully, things come together because I desperately want to see “Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood” continue with its epic tale in a potential Season 2. The first season was one of the year’s best, and it definitely deserves to continue. By the time of its Season 1 ending, it was clear there was still a lot of unfinished business to explore.

Spoilers for the Season 1 ending of “Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood” are discussed below.

If you watched the ending of “Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood,” then you know that it felt like anything other than a finished story. Curt Prank was alive and pretty well, and so was Curt’s daughter Clara, her friend Colina, and fiancรฉ Roman Hoflinger. Meanwhile, Maria Hoflinger was still in the mental institution she had been committed to, with Roman paying for her to stay there.

Prank and his soon-to-be son-in-law had also struck a lucrative business deal that would put both of them in good shape moving forward. Of course, Prank’s arrival at his daughter’s wedding with the rottweiler that his “hitman” (who Prank killed) was a showstopper. The wedding party’s reaction to Prank’s new dog certainly hinted that suspicion over Ignatz Hoflinger’s murder would once again fall on Prank.

Will Prank end up going to prison for it after all? I cannot imagine the show with him in it. Hopefully, Season 2 happens (it did for “Barbarians”), and “Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood” can pick back up to reveal what will happen next in the costume saga. The first season of the historical series is currently streaming on Netflix as one of the streamer’s best options.