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American Rust Season 2: Renewed or Canceled?

November 8, 2021

Based on the critically acclaimed 2009 novel of the same name by Philipp Meyer, American Rust offers a serious portrayal of a city in the Rust Belt affected by economic decline and the opioid crisis. Del Harris is the police chief of the fictional town of Buell. After the son of the woman he is in love with is arrested for the murder of a former police officer, Harris desperately tries to prove the boy’s innocence.

After its premiere, American Rust received mostly mixed to negative reviews, but audience reactions to the series have been positive. Viewers love the show’s portrayals of some of the glaring problems plaguing American society. If you’ve watched season one of the series and are wondering if there’s going to be a second season, we have the solution for you.

American Rust Season 2 Release Date

The first season of American Rust was released on September 12, 2021 Show time aired and had nine episodes before it was discontinued on November 7, 2021. The series was originally supposed to be developed for USA Network, but the project was discontinued in January 2018 because the creators couldn’t find an actor who could convince Del Harris. That was a while before Jeff Daniels was cast in that role, of course.

As for Season 2, here’s what we know. Neither Showtime nor the creators of the series have officially issued a statement confirming the development of a second season. As mentioned earlier, the series will be developed on the basis of the novel of the same name, which is a work in its own right. After the first season has completed the story it wants to tell, there is no source material available from which future seasons could be developed. However, American Rust wouldn’t be the first series to choose this path, nor would it be the last. Series like Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale and 13 Reasons Why have done this with varying degrees of success.

If the series is renewed in the next few months, viewers can expect season 2 of American Rust to arrive sometime in early 2023. However, given the lukewarm response to Season 1 (average viewership less than 0.3 million), it is unlikely that Season 2 will ever be produced.