Over the years, Netflix has launched a number of successful movie franchises. Among the streaming service’s biggest international hits has been the 365 Days movies based on Blanka Lipinska’s successful book franchise.
No one could have predicted the success the first film would enjoy following its release on Netflix in early 2020. The movie became the most-watched Netflix original movie in 2020 and Netflix was quick to greenlight a pair of follow-up films inspired by the second and third book in the franchise
Those two films would arrive on Netflix in 2022 and earned similar raving reviews from fans who couldn’t get enough of the franchise and its stunning leading man, who quickly stole audiences’ hearts.
Since the release of the third film in August 2022, audiences have been eager for more and it seems they’re not the only ones!
Is 365 Days 4 happening?
Netflix is notorious for developing projects under the radar, so there is a chance that Netflix could have had conversations with the creative team behind the franchise about a potential fourth movie. However, at this time, Netflix has not yet announced a fourth film in the 365 Days franchise which means it’s unclear whether a fourth film could be in development or even be being discussed by Netflix.
The films were based on a book trilogy and each of the first three movies followed the events of the books they were inspired by. This means that in order to do a fourth film, the creative team would have to come up with a story that is not based on sourced material directly. This could complicate the odds of a fourth movie happening, as the first three movies did tell a pretty complete story.
However, that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of this franchise or its characters.
365 Days update: Everything that’s been teased about 365 Days 4
While Netflix has not announced plans for a fourth movie in the franchise, there have been some not-so-subtle teases from those close to the film about the possibility of another film happening. In fact, the franchise’s leading man Michele Morrone has made it very clear he’d be open to revisiting the character of Massimo Torricelli.
Days after the release of The Next 365 Days on August 19, Morrone took to Instagram with a very cryptic Instagram post that seemed to suggest that there could be more to Massimo’s story!
“The end of something is always a little bit sad.. but.. who knows…,” Morrone teased fans hinting that this might not be a goodbye but rather a “until next time” moment. Surprisingly, he’s not teased anything else about a fourth film since that cryptic Instagram post, but fans continue to flock to the post to share their hopes of seeing more from the character.
In addition to Morrone teasing the possibility of a fourth film, 365 Days author Blanka Lipinska has also shared sentiments over not being ready to say goodbye to these characters — particularly Massimo.
Following the release of the third film, Lipinska revealed to TODAY that she was planning on revisiting the story but this time through the eyes of Massimo directly. As Lipinska revealed, she hopes to revisit “the story from the beginning. But this time from the perspective of Massimo.”
There have not been any updates on the progress of this project and whether Lipinska is actively developing a new book from Massimo’s perspective but this approach has worked well for other authors in the past such as how Stephenie Meyer used Midnight Sun to return to the Twilight series in revisiting the story but this time told through Edward’s POV.
Given the desire to revisit the story through Massimo’s perspective, there is a chance Netflix could be working with Lipinska to develop a fourth movie that could revisit the events from the first movie but this time through Massimo’s perspective. This could be an interesting approach to continuing the franchise fans love in a way that we haven’t seen before in the medium.