Hindsight ended its first season on a big cliffhanger leaving many storylines unresolved.
Understandable, given the serialized nature of the story and creator Emily Fox‘s “big plans” for the Season 2 — but it does leave the show even more vulnerable should VH1 decide not to move forward.
Currently, VH1 has yet to cancel or renew Hindsight for Season 2.
Still, Fox has defended the decision to forego closure in pursuit of building an ongoing series that develops the characters and mythology, per EW:
The greatest seasons of television are ones that just drop in on a day—a day in the life. You stick with it as long as you do, and then you drop out just as abruptly. To me, that’s storytelling. That’s a mirror up to what really happens in a given lifetime. It starts abruptly and gets to its end somewhat abruptly. From a metaphorical standpoint, I loved the fact that all these puzzles are unsolved. It’s very rare in life that puzzles just get solved, and then you’re just done with them. We are very committed to portraying all these relationships as authentically as we can, but what’s authentic is the mess of life. We never try to wrap up anything too neatly with a bow, because that doesn’t feel real.
I love when Jamie goes to his dad, feeling like, “I’ve done something so unforgivable, and he’s never going to forgive me,” and then he goes and makes his confession to Lolly because that’s the only place he can turn. He figures, “I’ve made such a horrible mess, and this is the girl that I love. I just need to go tell her that I love her. If I can do that, then my life has not been a total waste.” It’s actually a very hopeful gesture. She says it back to him, but she says, “I love you. I mean, I hate you. I love you, but I hate you.” Jamie has reached his rock-bottom at that moment. That’s the first thing that might bring him back up.
Stay tuned to find out whether or not Hindsight is rewarded with that all-important second season…