By now, you’ve probably already begun streaming Netflix’s new thriller series What/If, which came out over the weekend. In the new anthology series, Reneé Zellweger plays Anne Montgomery, a venture capitalist who is as fabulous as she is evil—real-world Regina George vibes. Anne offers to invest $ 80 million in a young woman’s company if and only if she lets her sleep with her husband. Yeah, you read that right.
The season’s ending leaves a lot to the imagination, which means you’re most likely already fiending for a season 2. And so are we. While no formal announcements have been made yet, we’ve put our investigative journalism skills to use in order to get you the answers you deserve:
First of all, it has promising creators
The new Netflix show comes from Mike Kelley, the creator of Scandal, Revenge, and Swingtown. So we know this guy likes to tell a good story. And Kelley has already said he’d be down for working on another season.
“If I had the opportunity to work with any of these actors in future seasons, I’d jump on it in a heartbeat,” he told Forbes.
So Kelley is in. But we can’t be too sure about Reneé
This is Reneé’s first TV role in a longgg time. The actress hasn’t been on a television show since she voiced a character for an episode of King of the Hill in 2001 (!). But she seems to be drawn to the darkness of her evil mastermind character, Anne, saying she was excited to “tap into entitlement, audacity, sexual power, to manipulate.” Loving this for you, Reneé.
But while she does love the role, she also loves her *me* time
Reneé told USA Today that her next venture is to relax with her dogs. “Solitude is my vacation,” she says. “I like to be alone.” Honestly, big mood.
The good news? The show is being listed as an anthology!
Think: Black Mirror, American Horror Story, etc. An anthology means that each season of the series will explore a new world and new characters, which is probably why Reneé signed on in the first place. So while we may not get another season with Anne Montgomery, we may be exposed to colliding worlds with new actresses equally as interesting and appealingly evil.
SO, when could we potentially see a season 2??
It’s hard to tell, but the first season was announced in August of 2018 and finished around March of this year. So we could definitely be looking at another fast turnaround, aka what Netflix is known for. Which means that after you finish bingeing the entire season 1 this weekend (hey, we get it), you won’t have to wait *that* much longer for the (hopefully) inevitable follow-up.