Dash and Lily’s Season 2 Hopes Dashed as Netflix Cancels Show

After months of speculation, Netflix has confirmed “Dash and Lily” will not be returning for a second season. Austin Abrams and Midori Francis starred in the holiday romantic-comedy. The series also starred Dante Brown and Troy Iwata.

The show revolved around “cynical Dash (Abrams) and optimistic Lily (Francis) who trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they passed back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they had more in common with each other than they would have expected.” It’s an intriguing story idea: Lily leaves a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for the right guy to come along and find it. Is Dash the right guy for these challenges? Will the two connect in person as well as they do through their communication in the notebook?

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In the finale, which aired in November 2020, Dash and Lily finally kissed at midnight on New Year’s Eve at New York City’s famed Strand Bookstore. Now that the show’s verdict has been decided, at least the show was not left on a cliffhanger.

Fans have already begun posting their disappointment online. With the holidays coming, many were hoping Season 2 was on the horizon. However, many were quick to point out the show was made from a series of three books that are still in print. For those wondering how the show may have proceeded if it continued, the book series is titled, “Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares” and was written by authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (who were also the writers of “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”).

Fans have also been left wondering why Netflix took almost a year to announce it was canceling the show. Netflix gave none of these answers when announcing the show’s cancellation. Unfortunately, Netflix has built a reputation of canceling many shows after one season and now this series is no different. However, the show was well-liked by critics and fans alike. Perhaps that was why “Dash and Lily” was initially expected to come back for season 2. That being said, at least fans still have a full 8 episodes to go back and rewatch on Netflix. Season 1 is still available for streaming.