‘The Bonfire of Destiny’ or ‘Le Bazar de la Charite’ (French Translation) is a French period drama composed by Catherine Ramberg alongside Karin Speeuzkouski and helmed by Alexandre Laurent. The series made its debut on December 26, 2019, after originally aired on the French network free-to-air channel TF1 in the month of November to December. It is adapted from a true-life event, inspired by the tragic fire incident on the Bazaar of Charity in Paris in 1897. The show was later picked up by the streamer for a global audience.
The first season of the series was well appreciated by the audience and now many fans are wondering if there’ll be a second season to ‘The Bonfire of Destiny’? Here’s what we know about it.
The Bonfire Of Destiny Season 2 Release Date: When is it premiering?
‘The Bonfire of Destiny’ first season was released on December 26, 2019, on the giant streamer and consisted of eight episodes and as far as the second season is concerned, it’s not known as it has not been confirmed yet. It’s neither renewed or cancelled. It’s almost two years since the last season aired and till now we haven’t heard a single word from the makers. Could it be that the second season is not happening? It’s plausible. Let’s tell you why:
The show was initially envisioned for a limited series and although it managed to capture the attention of the viewers, chances of having another season are pretty bleak. However, we can not be too sure since it’s up to Netflix to decide and until or unless we get an official announcement, we can not just assume as such. On the off chance, if season 2 happens, it’ll likely arrive sometime in 2023 or in 2024 at the earliest.
“We await Netflix’s response. A second season is our hope, but we’ll see.” show-star Katheryn Bernardo revealed regarding The Bonfire of Destiny season 2 renewal!
As of this writing, the cast and producers have not announced a season 2 renewal of The Bonfire of Destiny. The Filipino historical drama has been on Netflix for nearly three years, but fans still hope it will be renewed.
The first season of The Bonfire of Destiny was one of Netflix’s most popular Filipino shows. Critics gave the show mixed reviews. Some reviews appreciated the show’s quality and acting, while others criticized its tempo and premise.
Despite varied reviews, The Bonfire of Destiny has a large Filipino and international fan base. The show’s social media fans have begun a petition for a second season.
Katheryn Bernardo, one of the show’s stars, stated she hopes for a second season in a recent interview. She continued, “We await Netflix’s response. A second season is our hope, but we’ll see.”
The Bonfire of Destiny’s second season renewal is uncertain at the moment. Let’s see what happens next; do watch out for future updates!
Bonfire of Destiny Season 1 Ending Explained
Season 1 of The Bonfire of Destiny follows Adrienne de Lenverpré (Audrey Fleurot), Rose Rivière (Julie de Bona), and Alice de Jeansin (Camille Lou) in 1897 Paris. Adrienne, a wealthy socialite, is dissatisfied with her marriage to prominent politician Marc-Antoine de Lenverpré (Gilbert Melki). Adrienne’s maid and best friend is Rose. Adrienne’s niece Alice will marry affluent Julien de la Ferté (Victor Meutelet).
A burning charity bazaar changes the lives of three ladies. Thomas (François-David Cardonnel) rescues Adrienne from the fire, which is thought to be fatal. Rose escapes the fire even though she is harmed. Thomas’ wealthy widow grandmother, Madame Huchon (Josiane Balasko), takes her in. One of the three ladies, Alice, survives the fire. Losing Julien, her fiancé breaks her heart.
Adrienne, Rose, and Alice must rebuild after the fire. Adrienne must hide from her husband, who thinks she’s dead. Rose changes her name and lives with Thomas. Alice struggles with her fiancé’s death and innocence loss.
The Bonfire of Destiny Possible Season Two Storylines & Spoilers
A second season of The Bonfire of Destiny could explore other storylines. Some options:
- Adrienne’s identity and life recovery.
- Rose’s struggle to reconcile her new life with Thomas with her past.
- Alice’s search for love and happiness.
- Adrienne and Marc-Antoine’s ongoing quarrel.
- Thomas’ past and motivations for assisting Adrienne and Rose.
The second season may have new characters and plots. For instance, the programme may follow more fire survivors or include new antagonists threatening the three women’s happiness. Stay tuned for updates!
The Cast of ‘The Bonfire of Destiny’ season 2
If there’s a season 2, it’s expected that the major cast will return including Audrey Fleurot (as Adrienne), Julie De Bona (as Rose), Camille Lou (as Alice), and Josiane Balasko (as Ms Huchon). Joining them are the supporting roles which include Florence Pernel (as Mathilde), Stéphane Guillon (as Celestin), and Gilbert Melki (as Marc-Antoine de Lenverpré).
Here are the list of cast members for the upcoming season:
- Audrey Fleurot will play as Adrienne de Lenverpré
- Julie de Bona will play as Rose Rivière
- Camille Lou will play as Alice de Jeansin
- Gilbert Melki will play as Marc-Antoine de Lenverpré
- Josiane Balasko will play as Madame Huchon
- Antoine Duléry will play as Auguste de Jeansin
- Florence Pernel will play as Mathilde de Jeansin
- Théo Fernandez will play as Julien de la Ferté
- Victor Meutelet will play as Victor Minville
- François-David Cardonnel will play as Hugues Chaville
- Stéphane Guillon will play as Célestin Hennion
- Aurélien Wiik will play as Jean Rivière
Plot details are unknown as we’re not even sure if a second season will happen despite the popularity of the show and given that it is over a year and still no confirmation, our hopes plummet.
Likewise, in the first season, we saw that Victor was freed and he was finally reunited with Alice. Also in the final moments of the second season, Rose revealed her true identity and explained to Alice the reason why she had to hide her real identity. Hoping that Alice would forgive her for keeping a secret all this time, Alice then hugs her and the episode concludes. The ending is satisfactory and doesn’t necessarily need a second season as this show is considered a mini-series. However, a potential second season can continue the story of the trio and maybe there’ll be more new dramas to keep us entertained.
The Bonfire of Destiny Season 2 Trailer
The Bonfire of Destiny Season 2 is yet to be renewed. Thus, there’s no trailer or teaser available for now. For the time being, you may watch the previous season’s official trailer down below
[Updated Oct 10, 2023]
The Bonfire of Destiny Season 2: Is it Happening?
As of Oct 2023, no single word is heard from The Bonfire of Destiny makers. To be precise, it’s been nearly four years since the eight-episode season was released, and even though fans have been earnestly waiting for the second season, there has been no renewal confirmation or any update. Nevertheless, the series is considered a miniseries, and it’s unlikely that season two will be produced.