French director Alexandre Laurent helms the historical drama Women at War. It’s set in France during WWI, and it focuses on four women who are vastly different from one another but whose lives cross as they deal with the hardships of living during the conflict at home.
The cast also features a number of well-known French actors, including Audrey Fleurot, Sofia Essadi, Julie De Bona, Camille Lou, and many others.
How about a second season of Women at War? What we know is as follows.
Does Anyone Know If Women At War Will Return For A Second Season?
It is unknown at this time if there will be a Season 2 because Netflix has made no such announcement. Yet, the likelihood of a continuation into a second season is practically nil. The limited series designation implies that this period drama will only air once.
What this means is that there will be no subsequent seasons of the show. More importantly, the show’s story arc concluded in the series finale, therefore there is no more backstory to provide in a sequel.
Season 2 of Women at War is not expected to happen, but fans of the show can look forward to future roles for the show’s leading ladies. The miniseries Infiltré will star Fleurot (e). No specific date has been set for its release, but 2023 is widely considered a safe bet.
You may also watch Lou in the upcoming comedy flick Chasse Gardée. Its projected release date is similarly set for 2023. Future work for Sofia Essadi and Julie De Bona is, however, currently uncertain. Now see the review of Season First for Women At War.
A Review of the Netflix Series Women At War Season First
Sofia Essaïdi’s face is warm and defiant. You see a woman who loves deeply and fights the world alone. That’s why Essaïdi is great as Caroline Dewitt, a lady who takes over the Dewitt factory after her husband joins the war in 1914 (German troops are approaching France). Caroline will need all her strength to supervise the workers and foil one uncle Charles (Grégoire Colin).
Charles wants to change the Dewitt Truck Factory. He’s making weapons. He deports employees to achieve his goals. Forces a corporation to cancel a contract with aid. Caroline has a plan. She negotiates with General Duvernet (Tchéky Karyo) to turn the trucks into ambulances. Charles’ ammo strategy will fuel the flames, while Caroline’s scheme saves wounded soldiers.
Women at War has “Caroline” and “Charles” characters. Meaning: Some are weary of the killing, while others support the conflict from their desks (Charles himself is scared of fighting with German soldiers but wants to produce bullets to “help others”).
Some want to save as many lives as possible, while others want to kill soldiers. Like the father in a convent who abuses faithful sisters, the servicemen give their lives for their nation, while the country exploits them for mindless violence.
Parents and children experience this stress between “kings” and “pawns” or “authority figures” and their “subordinates”. General Duvernet sends one of his sons to war when he might have placed him in a safe position like communications (both France and Germany, instead of coming to a peaceful decision, send their soldiers to fight in the war).
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General Duvernet loves his sons but cannot communicate it. Women at War create a divide between parents and children. Germany kidnaps a spy’s daughter. Marguerite (Audrey Fleurot) hides her relationship with her son, and Caroline is too busy with her job to spend time with her daughter.
Returning to Marguerite. Women at War has more characters with secrets. Suzanne (Camille Lou) deceives a doctor, while Mother Agnès (Julie De Bona) shelters Till, a German soldier (Pascal Houdus). These threads add drama and interest to the show. Till and Agnès’ romance shows that France and Germany are not naturally rivals. Normal people can love each other.
War is excruciating for women. It features regular people who work hard. They steadily take over your heart and mind. That’s why you think about them after the show.
I also have complaints. One involves brothel proprietor Marcel (Yannick Choirat). He appears threatening and twisted. But Marguerite captivates him. Step-by-step. The series jumps, so you don’t like it. A woman loves Marcel—why? Why does she return to him after he throws her out of the brothel?
No explanation. The woman is just a stupid, spiteful evil to hinders Marguerite. Binge-watching Women at War dilutes the emotional impact of several scenes. When that happens, you wonder if the series would have been better as a 2–3-hour feature picture.
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