‘High Seas’ Season 4 Canceled On Netflix Even After Initial Renewal

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High sea (Where Alta Mar as it’s called in the Spanish regions) won’t be returning for season four on Netflix. Reports from Spain indicate that the third season of the Spanish drama is now its last. Here’s why Netflix isn’t pursuing the series and we also look back at the history of the series.

Let’s quickly recap the story of the show. The period drama is one of a series of huge shows that Netflix has commissioned from Spain.

The mystery series saw two women embark on a luxurious ocean cruise to Rio de Janeiro, but things go wrong when a series of murders take place on the ship. High sea was originally envisioned only as a two-season series, but has moved beyond its original storyline due to its popularity (much like Money theft).

The series comes from the Spanish production house Bambú Producciones which is also behind other shows such as Instinto for Movistar, Enel Corredor de la Muerte and El Caso Alcasser.


What happened to High sea season four?

Originally, Altar Mar (High Seas) was renewed for a third and fourth season. Bluper (a Spanish entertainment news portal attached to El Espanol) reported this news in October 2019 with sixteen more chapters reportedly in development.

Just before season three hit Netflix in early 2020, Bluper went on to announce that the planned fourth season had been dropped. He compares it to a similar tale which Cable girls was also supposed to get an extra season, but was also dropped.

What happened between the renewal and the cancellation? Some report a lack of marketing (a recurring Netflix review) but the fourth season would have been filmed around the time COVID-19 came into play and it would have delayed High sea season four production in what could have been reserved for their upcoming new Netflix series (more details in a second).

Of course, it could just be that interest has waned enough that it doesn’t justify continuing the series.

While the IMDb scores for the third season were more favorable, there was less interest overall.

Bambú Producciones is working on a new Netflix project

The good news is, if you’ve enjoyed the production quality of High sea, more shows from the same company will be coming to Netflix in the future.

The new production is called Jaguar and is set for release in 2021. It stars Blanca Suárez and is also a period drama, but this time set in the 1960s. We’ll get a bigger preview of this series in due course.

Would you like High sea was coming back for season four? Let us know in the comments.

Edward K. Thompson