“Welcome To Eden” Season 2: What’s Next For The LGBTQ+ Characters?

Bienvenidos A Edén (Welcome To Eden) season 2 poster.

If you’re a fan of the intense Spanish drama "Welcome To Eden," you’re probably excited about the next season.

As one of Netflix's most popular shows, its plot twists turns, and LGBTQ+ relationships have left audiences breathless at the end of season 1.

With the introduction of new characters and storylines, the new season promises even more suspense and intrigue. So, let’s dive into what you can expect from “Welcome To Eden” season 2.

“Welcome To Eden”: An Introduction

Since its release in 2022, the original Netflix series “Welcome To Eden” has taken the world by storm. This gripping Spanish thriller transports viewers to an idyllic island paradise that quickly reveals itself to be a hauntingly twisted nightmare. From the moment the first scene unfolds, “Welcome To Eden” never loosens its grip on the audience. It takes you on a pulse-pounding journey through a labyrinthine plot full of twists and turns.

Season 1 Synopsis

Season 1 takes you on a thrilling journey following Zoa, a young woman who finds herself stranded on a remote island with four other guests after accepting an invitation to an exclusive party thrown by a secretive beverage company, the Eden Foundation.

The Cult Of Eden

But little did they know the island is the home of a cult known as Eden, and their lives are not their own. Using her powers of manipulation and deceit, the cult’s leader, Astrid, draws Zoa and her companions into Eden’s web of lies. This forces them to question everything they knew about the world and themselves.

The Search For Escape

Tension mounts as Zoa discovers the lifeless body of her childhood friend Judith, who came to the party with her before they got separated. As the plot thickens, Zoa allies with Charly, another trapped guest, and together, they search for a way off the island. With escape seemingly impossible, they find solace in a group of rebels hiding in the community that aids them.

A Heart-Wrenching Decision

In the final episode, just as hope for a safe return home emerges, Zoa faces a heart-wrenching decision—to stay to save her sister, who is among the new guests now stranded on the island.

LGBTQ+ Characters Take The Lead

“Welcome to Eden” is a series that celebrates diversity and representation.

Not only does it feature the immensely talented transgender actress Lola Rodriguez in the role of Maika, but the show also boasts a colorful cast of LGBTQ+ characters.

Orson and Eloy in Welcome To Eden season 1.

Season 1 of the show sheds light on two gay characters, Orson and Eloy, who are residents of the Eden community. The audience gets to witness Eloy’s unwavering loyalty to their idyllic way of life as he navigates a heartwarming romantic relationship with Orson. However, Eloy’s trust in his leaders gets shaken when he starts questioning their authority.

Zoa and Bel in Welcome To Eden season 1.

Meanwhile, the show’s main character, Zoa, gradually unveils her bisexuality as the season unfolds. Added to the show’s sapphic representation is Bel, another captivating character who strikes up a romantic relationship with Zoa.

An In-depth Look At Zoa And Bel’s Relationships

Zoa, Bel, and Nico in Welcome To Eden season 1.

The first season centers around intriguing dynamics between Zoa, Nico, and Bel.

Nico played a pivotal role in Zoa’s life, rescuing her when she was on the brink of falling off a cliff under the influence of Blue Eden. Despite their romantic involvement, Zoa became resentful of Astrid’s leadership and rebelled. Bel, who grew close to Zoa while monitoring her, sparked jealousy in Nico. Then, Zoa learnt of Nico’s mission to seduce her and that Bel leads a rebellion against Astrid. As Zoa and Bel grow closer, their relationship stirs up tension with Nico. Driven by frustration and a need to regain control, Nico ultimately attempts to overthrow Bel, only to fail.

In a thrilling season finale, Bel helped Zoa and Charly to escape from the island by providing them with the necessary equipment. Yet, just before leaving, Zoa stumbles upon her sister Gabi, among the newcomers to Eden. Zoa's relationship with Bel will continue in season 2 as Zoa decides to stay on the island.

Watch A Recap Of Zoa And Bel’s Relationship In Season 1 Below

“Welcome To Eden” Season 2: Plot Twists Unveiled

New episodes of “Welcome To Eden” season 2 promise to be full of suspense and well-kept secrets.

Zoa faces a difficult decision regarding her future on the island now that her sister has joined. Meanwhile, new characters arrive, bringing additional mysteries and dangers that threaten to escalate the tension on the island. On her side, Astrid unveils her plans to create a New Eden while the battle for freedom becomes unpredictable.

Watch The “Welcome To Eden” Season 2 Trailer

Check out the official trailer below for a sneak peek at “Welcome To Eden” season 2. Note that Netflix didn’t include subtitles, but you can still watch the trailer using YouTube’s automatic translation.

Familiar Faces And New Additions To The Cast

Welcome To Eden season 2.

“Welcome To Eden” season 2 brings back all the main characters you met in season 1, namely:

  • Amaia Aberasturi as Zoa
  • Tomy Aguilera as Charly
  • Diego Garisa as Ibon
  • Amaia Salamanca as Astrid
  • Belinda Peregrín as Africa
  • Berta Castañé as Gabi
  • Lola Rodríguez as Mayka
  • Begoña Vargas as Bel
  • Sergio Momo as Nico
  • Irene Dev as Alma
  • Joan Pedrola as Orson
  • Guillermo Pfening as Erick
  • Lucia Guerrero as Danaé
  • Carlos Soroa as Eloy
  • Saúl Dariam Coco as Eva

Carlos Torres, Lucía Guerrero, and Nona Sobo in Welcome To Eden season 2.

Three brand-new characters will also be introduced in the new season, namely:

  • Joel, played by Carlos Torres

Joel, a former army personnel, currently holds the rank of Level 2 member at the Eden Foundation. He is responsible for maintaining island security. He was acquainted with Eva since her inception into the foundation, and they have shared several experiences ever since. Following the mysterious death of Ulises, Joel leads the security team alongside his comrades on a mission to investigate and identify the perpetrator responsible for this mishap.

  • Danae, played by Lucía Guerrero

Danae may not be exactly a new addition to the cast, having debuted in season 1, but her role was rather insignificant back then. However, as Joel's second-in-command, she embarks on a mission to uncover the truth behind the murder of Ulises on Eden in season 2.

  • And Som, played by Nona Sobo

Som is one of the newcomers to the island. Once on the island, she meets Zoa’s sister, Gabi - her assigned roommate. Som soon realizes that Astrid had a specific reason for inviting her to Eden - one that’s deeply connected to her dad.

The second season is directed by Denis Rovira and Juanma Pachón. All episodes were written by the creators of the series, Joaquín Górriz and Guillermo López, again.

Release Date & Where To Watch “Welcome To Eden” Season 2

All eight episodes of the highly anticipated second season of “Welcome To Eden” are available on Netflix (netflix.com/title/81211710) since April 21, 2023.

Will There Be A Season 3?

Regrettably, for all of us eagerly anticipating a third season, Netflix has officially announced that there will not be a season 3. This decision is a disappointment to many, as the show had successfully carved a niche for itself with its compelling narrative and well-rounded characters. Despite the fervent hope and speculation, it seems the journey ends here.

Bonus: "Welcome To Eden" Season 2 Soundtrack

Per Episode

Additionally, here's the complete list of songs from "Welcome To Eden" season 2, including music by Lucas Vidal that enhanced the series' drama and intrigue.

  • Episode 1

"Eden" by Belinda (Intro song / Opening theme)

"Mil y una noches" by Guitarricadelafuente (Ibon confessing to Alma)

"Walls We Build" by Urfabrique (Mayka smiling while watching footage, End credits)

"Race Pace" by Quentin Travade

  • Episode 2

"Eden" by Belinda (Intro song / Opening theme)

"Heart Full of Hope" by Eric Starczan & Benoit Medrykowski (Students enjoying at the beach)

"Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid)" by Sufjan Stevens (Gabi having dinner, Zoa with Nico)

  • Episode 3

"Eden" by Belinda (Intro song / Opening theme)

"Amor Eterno" by Alberto Aguilera Valadez (Africa singing for Charly)

"Wherever You Are" by Dave Antrell (Zoa and Bel's first date)

  • Episode 4

"Eden" by Belinda (Intro song / Opening theme)

"Ugly Thoughts" by iamnotshane (Charly talking to Mayka)

  • Episode 5

"You Got Me Started" by Leigh Gracie (Starting song, End credits)

"Eden" by Belinda (Intro song / Opening theme)

"Gotta Make It Happen" by SATV Music (Bel and others spreading rumors)

"The Fault Lines" by David O'Dowda (Mayka crying)

  • Episode 6

"Eden" by Belinda (Intro song / Opening theme)

  • Episode 7

"Eden" by Belinda (Intro song / Opening theme)

  • Episode 8

"Eden" by Belinda (Intro song / Opening theme)

"The Last Man on Earth" by Wolf Alice (Som asking Gabi)

"Shoreline (No Drones Extended)" by Daniel James Roe

The Official OST Album Tracklist

And here's the official OST album tracklist including original music composed by Lucas Vidal that you can listen to below:

Inicio de una aventura

Resentimiento entre hermanas

Inicio de una vida en Eden

La bienvenida en Edén

El ataque a Fran

Claudia pagará con su sangre

La preocupación de los padres de Zoa

El plan de Escape

Es hora de Escapar

Los nuevos enlaces

Resignación del padre de Ibón

Eloy no ha muerto

La huida de Charly

La advertencia de Zoa

Amor de Charly y Mayka

La llegada de los nuevos elegidos

La persecución de África

Los detectives han llegado

Explore The Sounds Of "Welcome To Eden" Season 2

Listen to the official OST album tracks for Welcome To Eden" season 2 below. Dive into the immersive soundscapes that enhanced the excitement of the new season, and experience how Lucas Vidal's music added depth to the storyline.

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