Sorry for Your Loss is an American drama television series developed by Kit Steinkellner that launched on Facebook Watch on September 18, 2018. Elizabeth Olsen, Kelly Marie Tran, Jovan Adepo, Mamoudou Athie, and Janet McTeer feature in the series, which follows a young widow and her family as they cope with her husband’s tragic death. The sitcom was renewed for a second season on December 13, 2018, and was broadcast on October 1, 2019.
Facebook Watch announced the series’ cancellation on January 16, 2020, after two seasons. There is no confirmation of the renewal of the series.
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Will there be a Sorry For Your Loss Season 3? If so, release date confirmed?
Facebook Watch announced the series’ cancellation on January 16, 2020, after two seasons. So, there is no release date for Sorry For Your Loss Season 3. Facebook Watch has chosen not to renew its original programs Sorry For Your Loss, starring Elizabeth Olsen, and Limetown, starring Jessica Biel, for a third season.
What happens in Season 2 of Sorry For Your Loss?
In the season finale of ‘Sorry For Your Loss,’ Leigh Shaw (Elizabeth Olsen) deals with the fallout from Danny Greer’s (Jovan Adepo) disclosure about Matt Greer’s (Mamoudou Athie) obsession with his coworker Nina (Khalilah Joi). Amy (Janet McTeer) also makes a triumphant comeback in this episode as Jules (Kelly Marie Tran) prepares for her journey to Vietnam.
Leigh was itching to “consciously fantasize” about Matt again at the start of this season. Even her initial amorous rendezvous with Danny was cut short by a (pleasant) image of Matt. To Leigh, being with Danny has been a means of “sharing” her Matt-related memories (and grief over losing him).
All of this is thrown into disarray when Danny informs her about Nina in the previous episode. After confronting Nina, who claims Matt made her feel “special” and that she, too, has a “hole” left by Matt in her life, she bursts into wrath.
Later, she complains to Drew, her editor, about how much she despises Nina, Matt, herself, and everyone. The show then delves into the horror genre when Matt visits her in a nightmare in which she is replaced by Nina at the dinner table and in all the lovey-dovey couple photos.
Rather than her, Nina is his “special one.” In a strange sense, it’s as though Matt is being lost all over again. While Leigh silently cries, Matt stares her squarely in the eyes and whispers, “I’m still here.” With her pulse hammering, she descends to seek solace among old faces only to hear her mother, Amy, inform Jules that she is selling the house.
Amy, who has gone on her own trip and is no longer responsible for the everlasting caregiver, believes it is a vital step for them all. “I created a nest and never allowed you two to fully mature because I didn’t want to be alone,” she explains, as both of them appear a touch terrified at the prospect of losing their safety net.
However, for Amy, the nest is a cage that has kept her imprisoned for years. Jules has purchased a one-way ticket to Vietnam for an indefinite stay. She had finally addressed “her difficulties,” as Tommy (Briana Venskus) desired. Thus, she comprehends her mother’s actions in certain ways.
Amy’s choice could not have come at a worse moment for Leigh, who is still coming to terms with Matt’s attraction to someone else and with the loss of Danny as a friend and lover. She is anticipating the next “terrible event” to occur.
As a result, when Jules invites her to accompany her to Vietnam, she accepts. Amy is shown hugging her girls and wishing them farewell in the visual bookend, exactly like her daughters did in the season opener. However, as their cab begins to move away and travels a few meters, Leigh has a vision of Matt in front of the car.
She exits the vehicle and flees from this apparition of Matt (rather than towards him like she has been all season). When she reaches her mother, she dry-heaves and blubbers, “Matt will never abandon me.”
It’s the season’s second emotional bookend as it winds down. While Amy and Jules have matured as individuals, Leigh, like Danny, remains shattered. Danny reaches out to his own mother in an emotional one-on-one, who is assisting him with relocating to his apartment.
He is well aware that his actions have resulted in his loss of friends and Leigh. He tells his mother that, like his shattered fist, he initially felt good following Matt’s death — right up until the delayed agony hit in.
Danny and Leigh, who were closest to Matt, will need a bit longer to work their way through and out of bereavement.
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Why was Sorry For Your Loss canceled after two seasons?
Critics have reacted positively to the series since its launch. The series now has a 93 percent approval rating on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 7.58 out of 10 based on 30 reviews. According to the website’s critical consensus, “Thoroughly honest and intelligent, Sorry For Your Loss takes on a delicate subject with a light touch.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, gave the series 83 out of 100 ratings based on the opinions of 12 reviewers, indicating “universal acclaim.”
Sophie Gilbert of The Atlantic lavished praise on the episode in a positive review, characterizing it as the “sort of series that’s instantaneously so completely formed, so witty and frank and painful right from the outset, that you nearly doubt its emotional appropriateness.”
Kevin Fallon of The Daily Beast was similarly excited about the series “Sorry For Your Loss is a rare find. With a cast this strong—Olsen is an Avenger; Tran is a Star Wars graduate; and McTeer is a recognized Oscar nominee—a series this well-executed would normally be a fall television season highlight.” Allison Keene of Collider lauded the program in another good review, writing, “Sorry for Your Loss is an emotionally charged, deep meditation on sorrow. And yet, it is never overpowering in the same way that it is captivating.” Melanie McFarland of Salon praised the cast’s performances further, writing, “The emotions Olsen, Tran, and the rest of the cast capture come across as genuine and natural, more affirming than depressing, a difficult balancing act to pull off even in the most conventional of dramas and during the brighter months.”
Inkoo Kang of Slate gave the series a more mixed review, writing, “Sorry for Your Loss cannot be reduced to the sum of its pieces despite its noble goals and consistently outstanding performances. Its acute sensitivity draws attention to the paucity of real, accessible shows about loss, but falls short of actually filling that need.” Ben Travers of IndieWire awarded the series a “C-” in a poor review, describing it as “nothing more than a turgid meditation on mortality, giving a turgid reminder that the end is unavoidable for all of us and maybe heartbreaking for those we leave behind.”