Ridley Road has unexpectedly won our hearts, given that it is just a four-part story. With success it is getting, we are left to wonder: will Ridley Road have a second season. It may be one of our deepest desires, but we don’t know if it will be fulfilled in the future. Ridley Road could most possibly become a stand-alone story but also can spin out a second season. Perhaps, a prequel, if possible. Or a spinoff?
We don’t know for sure, but let’s hope that the show’s makers can see the potential in making a renewal.
What Is Ridley Road?
Ridley Road is a four-episode drama based on the Jewish opposition to British fascism in the 1960s. It was written by Sarah Solemani and was adapted from a novel of the same name by jo bloom.
The series follows the story of Vivien Epstein, who abandoned her family after they had arranged her marriage with a quite an older man without her consent. She runs away and finally finds a job as a hairdresser. She eventually joins in the anti-fascist movement and infiltrates the organization of the neo-Nazi leader, the in-country mansion of a far-right English aristocrat.
Who Are There In The Cast?
Ridley Road has cast Agnes O’Casey as the prime lead as Vivien Epstein. Additionally, there are Tom Varey as Jack Morris, Rory Kinnear as Colin Jordan, Romane Portail as Francoise Dior, Eddie Marsan as Solu Malinovsky, Tracy-Ann Oberman as Nancy Malinovsky, and Danny Skyes as Ronnie Malinovsky, Samantha Spiro as Liza Epstein, Will Keen as David Epstein, and others.
Will There Be A Second Season?
As of now, there is no news for a second season. It is yet unknown whether the series will be canceled or the series will be renewed.
When And Where Did Ridley Road Release?
Ridley Road premiered on 3 October 2021 on BBC One in the United Kingdom and on PBS in the United States, with each episode being released weekly. Each episode is about 55-60 minutes long. It concluded on 24 October 2021.
The period drama was directed by Lisa Mulcahy and produced by Red Production Company, with Nicola Shindler as the executive producer.
Is It Worth Watching?
Each episode of the series had an average of around 5 million UK viewers, so it is up to you to make up your mind.
What Happened In The End? (Spoilers ahead)
The ending of Ridley Road was a race against time. Vivien got tipped off by Jack about Colin learning her actual Jewish identity. With everything happening around them, Jack and Vivien outsmarted the neo-fascists and escaped them. Vivien managed to take the documents proving that Colin had set up an illegal training camp for a neo-Nazi militia.
In the end, after the emotional reunion with her family, her father gifts her a forged passport for a holocaust survivor, Roza Furstenberg. She boards a plane with the said passport to fly off to Tel Aviv with Jack.