Patria is a Spanish historical drama series that will be broadcast on HBO Europe in September 2020. The series is based on Fernando Aramburu’s novel of the same name and chronicles the lives of two ladies who were once close friends but were alienated after one of their husbands was slain by the Basque terrorist organisation ETA.
The first season of Patria comprised eight episodes and gained critical acclaim for its representation of the Basque struggle and its impact on regular people. Grief, forgiveness, identity, and reconciliation were additional themes addressed in the series. Will there be a second season of Patria? Here’s everything we know so far.
Patria Season 2 Release Date
Unfortunately, HBO has not yet renewed Patria for a second season. In reality, the series was originally designed as a limited series with a decisive ending, therefore it is unlikely that it will continue beyond the first season.
However, HBO could reverse its decision and order more episodes, especially if the series acquires popularity and fan demand. Aramburu’s story contains a sequel called Los vencejos (The Swifts), which could provide inspiration for a potential second season.
If HBO decides to renew Patria for a second season, we can expect it to broadcast in 2023 or later, depending on the production timetable and the COVID-19 scenario.
Who Will Be in the Cast of Patria Season 2?
Season 1 of Patria featured the following actors:
- Elena Irureta as Bittori, a widow whose husband Txato was murdered by ETA
- Ane Gabarain as Miren, Bittori’s former friend and the mother of Joxe Mari, an ETA member
- Loreto Mauleón as Arantxa, Miren’s daughter who suffers from a brain injury
- Eneko Sagardoy as Gorka, Miren’s son who is gay and lives in Madrid
- Susana Abaitua as Nerea, Bittori’s daughter who is estranged from her mother
- Mikel Laskurain as Joxian, Miren’s husband and a supporter of ETA
- José Ramón Soroiz as Txato, Bittori’s husband who was a businessman and a target of ETA
- Íñigo Aranbarri as Xabier, Bittori’s son who is a doctor and tries to help his mother
- Jon Olivares as Joxe Mari, Miren’s son who is an ETA member and the killer of Txato
If there is a second season of Patria, we may expect most of the main cast to return, with the exception of José Ramón Soroiz and Jon Olivares, whose characters perished in the first season. Depending on the plot of the second season, there may be some new cast members.
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What Will Happen in Patria Season 2?
The plot of Patria Season 1 follows two timelines: one in 2011 when Bittori returns to her village following the news of ETA’s ceasefire, and one in 1989-2010 when the events leading up to Txato’s murder and its aftermath are revealed.
The first season ended with Bittori addressing Joxe Mari in prison and asking him why he murdered her husband. Joxe Mari admits that he did it because his superiors ordered him to, and that he regrets his conduct. He also admits that he was tortured by the cops and suffers from PTSD. Bittori apologizes and wishes him well.
Meanwhile, Miren pays a visit to Arantxa in the hospital and apologizes for abandoning her daughter. She also tells her that she loves her and is proud of her. Arantxa reacts by gripping her hand.
Because the end of the previous season left us with a number of storylines with huge possibilities, the plot of Season 2 is yet undetermined.
Where to Watch Patria Season 2?
Patria Season 1 is available on HBO Max in the United States, HBO Go in Latin America and the Caribbean, HBO Europe in European countries, HBO Latino in Spain, and Stan in Australia. In some countries, the series is also available on DVD and Blu-ray. If there is a second season of Patria, we may expect it to be distributed on the same platforms as the first.
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Recap for Patria Season 1
If you need a brief reminder of what happened in Patria Season 1 before viewing Season 2 (if it happens), here are some crucial facts to remember like Bittori and Miren were best friends who lived in a tiny Basque village with their families. Txato, Bittori’s husband, was a successful businessman who was tormented by ETA for not paying them extortion money. Joxe Mari, Miren’s son, joined ETA and became radicalized by their ideas.
In 1998, Joxe Mari fatally shot Txato in front of his home.
Following Txato’s funeral, Bittori and her children Nerea and Xabier left town. Miren severed touch with Bittori and joined forces with her husband Joxian to support ETA. Miren’s daughter Arantxa sustained a brain injury after falling from a balcony during an anti-terrorism march. Miren’s son Gorka relocated to Madrid and came out as gay.
When the ETA declared a permanent cease-fire in 2011, Bittori decided to return to her village to discover who killed her spouse. Bittori received animosity from some of her neighbours who still supported ETA or were afraid of punishment. He admitted that he did it because his superiors instructed him to, and that he regrets his conduct. He also revealed that he was tortured by the cops and suffers from PTSD. Bittori told him that she forgives him and wishes him well.
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Miren paid a visit to Arantxa in the hospital and apologized for ignoring her daughter. She also informed her that she loves her and is proud of her, to which Arantxa responded by clutching her hand.
HBO has yet to confirm Patria Season 2. Based on Fernando Aramburu’s novel, the series was originally intended to be a limited series with a final ending. However, there is still a chance that HBO will renew Patria for a second season if there is enough fan demand and enough material to continue the plot.
Critics and viewers applauded Patria Season 1 for its realistic and nuanced depiction of the Basque struggle and its impact on regular people. Grief, forgiveness, identity, and reconciliation were additional themes addressed in the series.
If you enjoyed Patria Season 1 or are curious about what happens next in Patria Season 2 (if it happens), stay tuned for more updates on this page.