Why a gap between the end of Series 1 and start of Series 2?
Especially in light of the fact that Series 2 will feature a "catch up" mechanic where players will still be able to complete acts/challenges that were missed in previous weeks--a feature that is currently not available in Series 1--it seems that a better option would be to delay the end date of Series 1 until Season 2 is ready to begin. This will enable players that still haven't reached Nightwave Rank 30 (yes, I know a few, they do exist!) to be able to continue to make progress between now and the start of Series 2, rather than just cutting them off outright at the end of this week.
Please consider this alternative option, DE. Thank you.