The five women whose lives are intertwined with the radicalization process of ISIS recruitment are the focus of the Swedish thriller series “Caliphate.” The series is grounded in real-world occurrences and examines topics including religion, extremism, terrorism, and Islam.
After making its debut on SVT in 2020, the show was picked up by Netflix, where it quickly became a global phenomenon. The film “Caliphate” was well-received by critics and was up for several awards.
Caliphate Season 1 Ending Explained
In the first season of “Caliphate,” it concludes with a surprising revelation: Kerima is an undercover agent working for Fatima. She has been infiltrating the ISIS network and sharing information with Fatima. Unfortunately, Nadir, portrayed by Arvin Kananian and Husam’s brother and a high-ranking ISIS member, exposes Kerima.
Nadir kills Kerima and Ibbe and takes Sulle and Lisha as hostages. He contacts Husam, instructing him to proceed with an attack. Husam boards a plane with a bomb in his backpack, while Pervin attempts to escape Raqqa with her baby daughter.
Fatima and her team try to prevent the attack and rescue the girls, but they arrive too late. The plane explodes in mid-air, resulting in the deaths of Husam and hundreds of passengers. The season concludes with a cliffhanger, leaving us uncertain about the fates of Pervin, Sulle, Lisha, and Fatima.
Potential Release Date of Caliphate Season 2
Caliphate’s first season premiered on Netflix on March 20, 2020, and featured a total of eight episodes. A stunning turn at the finale of the series has many fans wondering what comes next. Caliphate may return for a second season, but that hasn’t been confirmed by the show’s producers.
The show’s co-creator and writer, Wilhelm Behrman, recently told Variety that he has moved on to other projects and would rather compose brand new storylines than return for a second season. He added that he has no idea if Caliphate will return for a second season.
This does not, however, spell the end of the show. A large number of people all over the world have seen the series on Netflix and praised it highly.
There is a lot of room for the program to develop and grow as a result of exploring the fallout from the first season’s events. Therefore, Netflix may order a second season of the show at some point. The second season of Caliphate would take some time to develop.
Cast & Characters of Caliphate Season 2
The main cast of the show “Caliphate” includes Gizem Erdogan as Pervin, Amed Bozan as Husam, Aliette Opheim as Fatima, Albin Grenholm as Calle, Amanda Sohrabi as Kerima, Yussra El Abdouni as Lisha, and Nora Rios as Sulle.
If the show is renewed for a second season, most of the main cast members are expected to reprise their roles, unless their characters are killed off in the first season. There may also be some new faces joining the cast to portray new characters.
Expected Storyline of Caliphate Season 2
The plot of Caliphate centers around the lives of five women linked by the threat of a terrorist attack in Sweden. Pervin, a Swedish citizen residing in Raqqa with her husband Husam, is involved in planning a bombing in Stockholm.
Pervin reaches out to Fatima, a security service agent, and offers to assist in stopping the attack in exchange for a safe exit from Syria. Meanwhile, Sulle, a high school student, falls under the influence of her student assistant Kerima, who secretly recruits for ISIS.
Sulle, along with her friend Lisha, decides to join ISIS and travels to Turkey with the help of Kerima’s boyfriend Ibbe, portrayed by Lancelot Ncube. However, their plans go awry and they find themselves in a perilous situation.
If there is a second season of Caliphate, it is likely to pick up where it left off and depict the aftermath of the attack. It will also unveil the fates of the main characters and how they grapple with the trauma and repercussions of their actions.
The second season may also introduce new characters and fresh threats, given that the ISIS network remains active and dangerous.
Official Trailer for Caliphate Season 2
Currently, there is no trailer available for Season 2 of “Caliphate” since Netflix has not yet confirmed its renewal. However, you can still view the trailer for the first season here, which offers a preview of the gripping and intense storyline of the series.
Where to Watch Explosive Caliphate Season 2
You can stream the first season of Caliphate on Netflix, which offers the show in various languages with subtitles. The series is also accessible on SVT Play, the streaming platform of the Swedish public broadcaster SVT, where it was originally broadcasted.
IMDb Ratings of Caliphate Season 2
The show “Caliphate” has garnered acclaim from both critics and viewers for its authentic and compelling depiction of the radicalization journey and the danger of terrorism.
On IMDb, the series holds a rating of 8.2 out of 10. Additionally, it has received nominations for various awards, including the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize and the Kristallen Award.