With audiences left hanging on a drastic cliffhanger at the end of Season 1, Netflix has thankfully renewed Mo for a second and final season that will conclude the story of Mo Najjar (Mo Amer), his girlfriend Maria (Teresa Ruiz), and their family and friends.
Mo brought Palestinian American representation to the fore in a way that had not been achieved before. While it is disappointing that the series is only back for one more season, there is some comfort in knowing that it will have the certainty of ending on its own terms. The series stars Mo Amer, Teresa Ruiz, Farah Bsieso, Cherien Dabis, Omar Elba, and Tobe Nwigwe. Ramy Youssef, who co-created the series with Amer, returns as Executive Producer.
Mo’s first season debuted August 24, 2022 and was met with critical acclaim. The series has since won a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Television Under 40 Minutes and is being honored at the 2023 AFI Awards. Amer has also been nominated for the 2023 Independent Spirit Awards in the Best Lead Performance in a New Scripted Series category.
Mo Amer himself had this to say:
“I’m thankful to continue to tell a universal story of struggle that relates to so many refugees and millions of under-represented humans trying to be seen around the globe and to be able to bring the people who loved and rooted for Mo Najjar along for the ride as we close this chapter of his story.”
While it may feel like it’s ending too soon, it’s heartening that Mo is ending on its own terms and has already left such an impact in entertainment. Hopefully there will be many more Palestinian stories in popular media to follow it.
You can watch all of Mo Season 1 on Netflix.