'Impulse' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about the dark YouTube original
'Impulse' is adapted from Steven Gould's novel of the same name and is set in the same world as 'Jumper' which was made into a movie in 2008 starring Hayden Christensen.
Remember 'Jumper' starring Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson that came out in 2008? Christensen's David Rice discovers he can teleport and the movie follows him as he tries to escape a secret society that wants to kill him. The movie was based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Steven Gould.
Last year, YouTube Premium premiered 'Impulse', also based on a novel by Steven Gould, that is set in the same universe. 'Impulse' tells the story of 16-year-old Henrietta "Henry" Coles who discovers she can mentally move objects and teleport without control over her destination. In the freshman season, she realizes this for the first time when she is in a truck with Clay Boone, her high school's basketball captain, who tries to rape her. When she has a seizure and teleports, the truck is unwittingly crushed inwards on Clay which leaves him a paraplegic. The show then explores Henry trying to reconcile with the assault and its consequence and she realizes that her fear from the assault triggers her ability to teleport and move objects from a distance. By the end of season 1, Henry still has no control over the end destination of her teleportation attempts and she discovers that she is not the only one with such abilities.
The show did remarkably well, garnering over 50 million views from YouTube's paid subscribers. YouTube is now streaming the first season free on its platform for a limited time to encourage more viewers to check out the dark series.
The second season will premiere on YouTube Premium on October 16, 2019. The show will stream for free on YouTube just on October 16.
In the second season, Henry will try to unravel the mystery of her powers with the help of her friends. But as seen in the trailer, they are not the only ones who have taken an interest in her abilities. Nikolai shows up and he reveals that he is not the only one looking for her. With the help of this man, Henry will try to master her control over her abilities. The closer Henry comes to the truth, the more dangerous the situation becomes and might even end up endangering the people she loves.
The upcoming season will evolve, not only in terms of telling Henry's story but also exploring the villains that come along. Season 2 will be more about villains than heroes and Henry could end up on either side.
Maddie Hasson is an American actress and has also acted in 'The Finder' and 'Twisted.' In 'Impulse', she plays the lead role of Henry Coles, the teenage girl who discovers her ability to teleport and struggles to understand it. Henry has had seizures constantly while growing up. She is introverted and expresses herself through her art. When she feels stressed, she teleports to her bedroom, which in her mind, is her safe place. She has no control over the destination when she teleports while relaxed. After a big seizure and a coma, Henry begins to remember details about her father's disappearance.
Sarah Desjardins is a Canadian actress whose credits include 'Riverdale' and 'Van Helsing.' She plays the role of Henry's soon-to-be-stepsister Jenna Hope. While the two do not get along initially, Henry opens up to Jenna about Clay's assault after she is the first person Henry sees after the incident and the two become close. She is also very good at science.
Enuka Okuma is a Canadian actress best known for her role in 'Rookie Blue.' She plays Deputy Anna Hulce, a deputy sheriff in Reston who is investigating the incident which left Clay paralyzed for life.
Callum Keith Rennie
Callum Keith Rennie is a British-born Canadian actor best known for his roles in 'Battlestar Galactica' and 'Californication.' He plays Nikolai, a mysterious character who has a vested interest in Henry and her abilities. While his intentions for Henry are not clear in Season 1, in the Season 2 trailer he is shown warning Henry about others who could come looking for her and helping her learn to control her teleportation ability.
The show also stars Craig Arnold, Tanner Stine, Keegan Michael-Key, and Missi Pyle as Lucas Boone, Clay Boone, Michael Pearce, and Cleo Coles.
Lauren LeFranc is a producer and writer and is the showrunner for 'Impulse.' She is also one of the executive producers for the show which also includes Doug Liman, David Bartis, and Gene Klein. LeFranc has also worked on 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'Hemlock Grove', and 'Chuck'.
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