Despite the incredibly low Metacritic score and the general distaste among viewers, David Ayer’s Bright, is getting a sequel.

The Netflix original released on 22nd December, to universal criticism. It shows a world where fantasy creatures and humans co-exist in modern times. Will Smith stars as a cop, who ends up being partnered with an orc, who are essentially a metaphor for the tension between police and black people. Needless to say, it’s a bit ham fisted.

This isn’t the first time Smith has worked with David Ayer, as he starred as Deadshot in Suicide Squad. He was arguably the only watchable thing in the movie. 

But, despite the awful reviews, the film is Netflix’s most popular movie on the service in every country. It is also ‘one of the biggest’ originals on the streaming site. Netflix doesn’t exactly release the numbers for its shows, so this is as much insight as we’re going to get.

Such wasted potential.

According to Netflix, Will Smith, and Joel Edgerton, who plays his partner, will return for the sequel. On the creative side however, Max Landis, the original writer, will be replaced by Ayer, in addition to directing. Which could either be a good thing, because the writing is terrible to start with, or a bad thing, because he did Suicide Squad.

Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless will be returning as producers.

There’s no telling when the Bright sequel will be released, but let’s hope it’s better than the first.