Before the first season has even had a chance to air in the UK, HBO has announced that The Vow will be renewed for a second season in 2021.
The show, which premieres on Sky Documentaries in November, offers a detailed look into NXIVM, the infamous cult organisation co-founded by Keith Raniere with over 17,000 members that was disguised as a self-improvement program.
The Vow: Part Two will reportedly focus on the federal trial against Raniere, who was convicted of crimes in June 2019 including racketeering, sex trafficking, forced labor conspiracy, identity theft, and production and possession of child pornography. It'll delve specifically into the stories of NXIVM’s leaders in the US and Mexico as well as members of DOS (the secret “master-slave” sex ring orchestrated by Raniere and Smallville star Allison Mack) and will include new "evidence and revelations" that didn't fit into the first season.
Not everyone is jazzed for another season. SNL star Bowen Yang posted the news on his Twitter and commented with a strong "NO." Others mirrored his complaint, that this just seemed like a plot for HBO Max to get more subscribers, and that the show could've easily told the whole NXIVM story over its very detailed nine episode first season. Others, however, have joked that even though they wish that the doc were contained to one season, they'll probably end up watching it anyway, and have come up with some great theories on what else The Vow: Part Two could have left to explain.
I’m on board only if S2 follows their volleyball league and their scrappy underdog story as they overcome scandal and ostracizing and go on to win the championship and also we all get scarves for watching— Jonathan Edwards (@someguynamedjon) October 16, 2020