Several prostitutes want to escape their pimp. Will the escape of the desperate sex workers continue in Shanty Town season 2?
Gangster boss Scar (Chidi Mokeme) rules his neighborhood with an iron fist and hires himself out as a pimp. But several of his prostitutes want to escape the ruthless criminal, including Shalewa (Nancy Isime), who was given to the gangster by her father because he had run up huge debts to him. But escaping the merciless grip of the ruthless criminal is anything but easy. But then the power struggles and vendettas escalate. Will the criminal feuds continue in “Shanty Town” season 2?
The Netflix series in our video are also dramatic.
Shanty Town season 2: Socially critical thriller series
Known as favelas in Brazil and Villa Miseria in Argentina, slums in Nigeria are known as “Shanty Town”. Characterized by improvised shelters made of wood and mud, these isolated places are usually not connected to regional infrastructure and often lack gas, electricity and running water supplies. Works such as “Slumdog Millionaire” and “City of God” have already used these precarious conditions for their dramatic and socially critical stories. The thriller format “Shanty Town”, which was initially planned as a feature film, as Shock reports, was broadcasted as a six-part mini-series via Netflix on January 20, 2023, now also strikes this socio-critical tone. The thriller series drastically portrays crime and corruption in the Nigerian metropolis of Lagos. Whether “Shanty Town” will continue with a second season has not yet been confirmed or denied, but as the thriller-drama format is obviously designed as a mini-series, it should not be assumed that the Netflix production will get another season.
Alternatives to Shanty Town season 2
If you want to watch similar series first instead of a second season of “Shanty Town”, you will find a few suitable alternatives from the streaming providers:
- Sky Rojo: the three prostitutes Coral (Verónica Sánchez), Wendy (Lali Espósito) and Gina (Yany Prado) have to flee when they seriously injure their pimp Romeo (Asier Etxeandia). On the run from his accomplices Moisés (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) and Christian (Enric Auquer), the trio of women learn that they are stronger and more self-confident than they thought.
- Baby: The two teenagers Chiara (Benedetta Porcaroli) and Ludovica (Alice Pagani) actually come from a wealthy family, but want to escape their dull lives. The two girls end up working as prostitutes, drifting further and further into the criminal world and leading a dangerous double life.
- The Deuc”: In the 70s and 80s, the porn industry experienced a veritable boom – which became a real goldmine for twins Vincent and Frankie Martino (James Franco in a double role). The brothers hire sex worker Eileen (Maggie Gyllenhaal) as a performer – but the time for success is limited.