If you love a bit of the sexy supernatural (who doesn't?) then you were likely obsessed with Netflix's fantasy series, The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself.
The show dropped at the end of October this year, based on the YA book trilogy, Half Bad, by author Sally Green. It followed protagonist Nathan Byrne, the illegitimate son of a dangerous witch, plus a whole host of other supernatural teenagers.
Fans of the series were thoroughly invested in the show, which was also known as Half Bad, however it has now been confirmed the show has been cancelled after one season.
When was The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself cancelled?
On 9th December the production company behind The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself, Imaginarium, confirmed the show had been cancelled after one season.
Sharing the news on Twitter they said: "Half Bad is a show we are incredibly proud of, which gained stellar reviews, along with a fiercely loyal global fanbase. While we are disappointed not to continue the story, we have loved working with such a talented cast and crew on bringing our beloved show to life."
Half Bad is a show we are incredibly proud of, which gained stellar reviews, along with a fiercely loyal global fanbase. While we are disappointed not to continue the story, we have loved working with such a talented cast and crew on bringing our beloved show to life. pic.twitter.com/kt3nAhvrew
— Imaginarium (@ImaginariumUK) December 9, 2022
Sally Green, the writer of the novel series which inspired the show, also tweeted about the news, apologising for it not being renewed.
She said: "So sorry that Netflix aren't renewing the show. I'm grateful to all the wonderful people involved who have loved being part of something special. Thanks to them all."
What have the cast said about The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself being cancelled?
Jay Lycurgo, who played main character Nathan Byrne, has tweeted about the sad news the show won't be getting renewed.
Tweeting on 9th December he shared an emotional post about not being able to tell the story of Nathan, Gabriel and Annalise.
He said: "Oh how there was so much more to tell. Me, Emilien and Nadia felt very emotional about the show's end. We weren't emotional about the decision. These things happen. But more emotional that we won't be able to tell the story of Nathan, Gabriel and Annalise again. What a brilliant world Joe and Sally created. And these characters had a lot more to tell. But we move. Let's be proud of the story they already told.
"And thank you so much for the support from every single one of you and thank you also for the critical acclaim. It's been an incredible experience. I can't tell you how grateful I am."
Jay also posted a follow up tweet where he said Nathan and Gabriel ended up in Paris together.
“The best YA fantasy show Netflix has ever made” Thank you Nathan ❤️🥲 pic.twitter.com/gfzNdnIEvf
— lycurgo (@jaylycurgo) December 9, 2022
Emilien Vekemans, who played Gabriel, shared an emotional Instagram post yesterday, saying he was going to miss the show and playing Gabriel.
He said: "Sadly, we learned this week that the Half Bad series won’t be renewed for a 2nd season. I’m so grateful that I got to play this amazing character. I’m gonna miss him a lot…
"Thank you everyone for your messages and all the support you’re giving to this great show🔥 (who deserves it so much!) See you next 🫀."
What had the cast previously said about The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself season 2?
Speaking to Cosmopolitan UK in the below video, the The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself cast shared their ideas for what could happen in a season two.
Isobel Jesper Jones, who plays Jessica, shared, "I want a Gabriel/Jessica showdown. Not even a showdown, I just want a weird scene ... I don't know what Jessica would do with Gabriel."
Nadia Parkes (Annalise) then responded, "I wonder if she'd try and shapeshift into him," adding, "Emilien's come up with some crazy ones."
Sharing his own thoughts for S2, Emilien Vekemans (Gabriel) joked, "I have great ideas. I think a lot of people underestimate my ideas. But, yeah, I have some ideas about how actually my parents could be monkeys, and there's a whole episode where I'm just looking for my parents."
On where the idea came from, Emilien added, "I went to Gibraltar. And there's so many monkeys everywhere, and I thought 'OK, this is where my parents are actually. They're monkeys.'"
Responding to Emilien's, err, interesting ideas, Jay Lycurgo (Nathan) responded, "I don't get that. I'm trying to understand it right now, and he's told me this loads of times. And I'm like, 'Where does that make sense, anywhere in the story?'"
Emilien then joked, "It's genius. You wouldn't understand. I'm gonna write my own show."
Sadly it looks like we won't be getting that rather interesting storyline now.
The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself is streaming now on Netflix.
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