This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Mad Dogs season 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Unfortunately, Amazon has officially canceled the series. There will be no season 2.
Series info and plot
Mad Dogs is a new American psychological thriller and black comedy television series that premiered on Amazon in its entirety on January 22, 2016. The pilot originally aired on January 15, 2015, and its success led to the 10-episode first season. The series is produced by Left Bank Pictures, MiddKid Productions, Amazon Studios with Sony Pictures Television. Executive producers for Mad Dogs are Shawn Ryan, Cris Cole, Marney Hochman, Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie and Charles McDougall. The comedy series is based on the eponymous British series, which was also authored by Chris Cole.
The story portrays a group of four 40-something college friends – Joel (Ben Chaplin), Lex (Michael Imperioli), Gus (Romany Malco) and Cobi (Steve Zahn) who share a rather strained history in their past – coming to visit their friend Milo (Billy Zane) at his mansion in Belize. What follows is a series of hilarious events, dark secrets exposed and many things going wrong in the dubious set of circumstances. All of a sudden the paradise vacation turns into a nightmare with drug lords, murder and police chases.
Reviews and renewal prospects
The series have garnered mostly positive reviews, and holds a 7.4/10 score on IMDb. Many critical reviews note the repetitiveness and the all-too-familiar quality of the middle-age crisis revelations and accusations, and the predictable plot. The British series seemed to have had more universal appeal, but the US adaptation is not devoid of charm either, and may very well be continued.
Updated March 2, 2016: Shawn Ryan, executive producer of Amazon`s Mad Dogs, tweeted that the thriller series will not be continued after the first season. Ryan thanked the viewers and mentioned that Mad Dogs was not originally planned out as a multi-season series. However, when the possibility of a renewal was discussed, the series` creators and Amazon producers were not able to come to an agreement over where the second season might take the audience. It is an unfortunate for the viewers, since many have enjoyed the show, and the viewership statistics have been excellent.