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Coyote Season 2 - Will It Ever Happen?

Immigration has been a fiercely debated political issue in the United States for decades, and it's still as controversial as it ever was. Perhaps no TV show better captures the complexities of the subject better than "Coyote," CBS' riveting crime drama on Paramount+.

"Coyote" stars cop show veteran Michael Chiklis as Ben Clemens, a Border Patrol agent who retired after 32 years on the job and has found himself working with a Mexican drug cartel as a coyote — or someone who smuggles people across the border. Season 1 saw Ben doing things he once would have found unthinkable. But even though he had essentially switched sides by working for a drug cartel, his new allies never fully trusted them — and for good reason, as it turned out.

"Coyote" aired all six of its first season's episodes on January 7, 2021, and since it's been a while since fans last followed Ben on his exploits, one has to wonder whether the show will be getting a second season or not.

There's still no word on whether Coyote will be back for Season 2

CBS still has yet to announce whether "Coyote" will be renewed for a second season. Since the premiere of Season 1, star Michael Chiklis posted a tweet on March 13, 2021, saying he "Can't wait to get back to work" on "Coyote." That doesn't indicate whether "Coyote" is coming back, but it also doesn't mean it's canceled, either. 

"Coyote" would seem to have a better shot at renewal than the average TV show, however. It was one of the flagship shows on the rebranded Paramount+ network. "Coyote" was originally planned for the Paramount Network, but in November 2020, CBS moved the series to CBS All Access, its subscription-based streaming platform (via The Wrap). CBS All Access was then rebranded as Paramount+ on March 4, 2020. 

If "Coyote" does return, Chiklis will presumably be back as former border patrol agent Ben Clemens, as the show doesn't really exist without him. Some of the primary villains may also be back, including cartel leader Juan Diego "El Catrin" Zamora, who is played by Juan Pablo Raba. The plot, meanwhile, is likely to continue where the Season 1 cliffhanger left off. Previously, Ben's work with the Zamora cartel had attracted the attention of the CIA, and in the finale, he pitched himself as a confidential informant for the spy agency.