Happy Valley creator Sally Wainwright is back with new Disney Plus series Renegade Nell – and it's a swashbuckling adventure.


The new show, which blends historical drama, fantasy elements and wicked martial arts choreography, follows Nell Jackson (Derry Girls' Louisa Harland), a young woman who finds herself framed for murder - and subsequently becomes the most notorious highwaywoman in 18th-century England.

A wild ride ensues, with various twists and turns leading to an action-packed finale that has left viewers wondering whether another season could be in store.

So, what are the chances that we will see a Renegade Nell season 2? Read on for everything you need to know.

Will there be a Renegade Nell season 2?

Frank Dillane as Isambard Tullen in Renegade Nell in period outfit sitting in a forest
Frank Dillane as Isambard Tullen in Renegade Nell. Natalie Seery/Disney

We don't yet know whether Renegade Nell will be returning for season 2, with no word from Disney Plus.

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However, director Ben Taylor has revealed that season 2 is already being written.

Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes.com, the director confirmed that they were in the process of writing a potential second season,

"We're now in the process of writing a possible second series," he explained.

"So you're able to take stock and figure out what would be the 2.0 version and focus on the stuff that was really working and do more of that.

"I think there's gonna be a time jump, because we shot this over a year ago. So I think it's buying that and buying the thought that it's been that many years since we caught up with these characters, partly just for the age – Roxy and George are going to be visibly two years older."

Taylor added that the second season would follow on from where each character has been left at the end of season 1.

He added: "I wish I could tell you, but there is some crazy, crazy stuff in store."

We will likely hear more in the coming weeks, and will make sure to keep this page updated with any news regarding the show's future as it comes in.

When could a potential Renegade Nell season 2 be released?

A man and a woman in Renegade Nell looking ahead in confusion. They are dressed in olden day clothes with a carriage behind them.
Renegade Nell. Disney+

Without official confirmation that Renegade Nell will be returning, it's hard to say at this point just when a second season would be likely to debut.

We'd certainly imagine that the earliest new episodes could arrive would be in 2025, likely towards the tail end of the year. However, we will keep this page updated once we get any further information.

Which stars could be back for a potential Renegade Nell season 2?

Bo Bragason as Roxy Trotter, Ényì Okoronkwo as Rasselas, Frank Dillane as Charles Devereux, Louisa Harland as Nell Jackson and Florence Keen as George Trotter in Renegade Nell. They are all wearing period dress and are stood in a line
Renegade Nell. Disney+/Robert Viglasky

If Renegade Nell were to return for season 2, we would certainly expect Louisa Harland to be back as Nell Jackson, along with key figures such as Nick Mohammed's Billy Blind and Enyi Okoronkwo's Rasselas.

However, no official cast list has been released at this point, meaning any suggestions as to who would be back remain speculative at this point.

Here is the full cast for Renegade Nell season 1, many of whom would be expected to return for a possible season 2:

  • Louisa Harland as Nell Jackson
  • Joely Richardson as Lady Eularia Moggerhanger
  • Adrian Lester as Earl of Poynton
  • Nick Mohammed as Billy Blind
  • Craig Parkinson as Sam Jackson, Nell's father
  • Florence Keen as George Jackson, Nell's sister
  • Frank Dillane as Charles Devereux
  • Alice Kremelberg as Sofia Wilmo
  • Jake Dunn as Thomas Jackson
  • Pip Torrens as Lord Blancheford
  • Bo Bragason as Roxy Jackson, Nell's sister
  • Enyi Okoronkwo as Rasselas

Is there a trailer for a potential Renegade Nell season 2?

There isn't a trailer available for a possible Renegade Nell season 2 yet, but if one becomes available we will make sure to include it here. In the meantime, you can rewatch the trailer for season 1 here.

Renegade Nell arrived on Disney Plus on Friday 29th March.

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