Netflix's 'Another Life' season 2 could see guest stars added to the Salvare crew with 25 to 30 members still in cryosleep

The series may have received mixed reviews online but the show's star Katee Sackhoff hopes to get a second season and has teased how the new season can potentially introduce dozens of surprise guest stars and cast members


                            Netflix's 'Another Life' season 2 could see guest stars added to the Salvare crew with 25 to 30 members still in cryosleep

Netflix’s ‘Another Life’ received rather mixed reviews online with a lot of viewers criticizing the show for getting unnecessarily melodramatic at times. Based on the reactions online, ‘Another Life’ isn’t entirely irredeemable but if the show gets a second season, they will need to turn down the drama and give audiences more of the sci-fi madness that drew people to the show to begin with.

Speaking in an interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Katee Sackhoff (‘Battlestar Galactica’), who stars in the show, suggested viewers may have had some preconceived notions about the show which they will need to let go of if they are to really enjoy it while also saying that a second season is “inevitable.” The show did receive some good responses from fans in the first few days immediately after its release on July 25.

Katee Sackhoff, Jake Abel, Jessica Camacho, Alex Ozerov, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow, JayR Tinaco, Blu Hunt, and Alexander Eling in Another Life (2019). (IMDb)

“I think that people are letting go of what they thought this is going to be and holding on to what they've realized that it is,” Sackhoff explained. “This is a fun, fast-paced show that doesn't take itself seriously and it's fun to watch. And I think that if we continue to have the same interaction with the fan base for the next three days, I would say a second season is inevitable, but we'll see. It's very early still, you know, you sort of have to hang on and hope for the best, right?”

While we may not yet have confirmation about the show’s future, Sackhoff revealed the series has a lot of potential for unexpected guest appearances and recurring roles that could be tapped into moving forward.

“One of the things that I love about this show,” she said. “And this is one of the things that I keep explaining to people: nobody’s safe on this show. The stakes are so high and because we have the soma tubes, which are our version of cryosleep, there are insurmountable numbers of people asleep. We've got at least 25 to 30, if not more crew members that are asleep in cryo in the soma tube as backup and what this allows us to do as producers and as creators is to use our imagination and say who would be fun to have for six episodes, who can at least stunt cast, bring in maybe a person who wouldn't typically do television and so it's a thing that is very exciting for them because it's a potential ‘come in play a great character and leave’ situation and that is one of the things that I love about the stoma tube. So I would say that that's probably something we're going to utilize in season 2 a lot more.”

Elizabeth Faith Ludlow plays one of the first new additions to the crew on Another Life, after being woken from soma sleep to take over as the ship's second-in-command. (Netflix/Colin Bentley)

If there is a season 2, it will have to explore the plans of the Achaia and how Commander Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) plans to take them down. Irrespective of whether the show does get renewed or not, ‘Another Life’ has given Sackhoff a lot of friendships and the chance to watch her younger costars grow from the first episode to the last, something the actor considers as “one of the coolest things” she has ever been able to experience.

“I think the friendships that I've made are incredibly important and lifelong,” Sackhoff revealed. “My friendship with Selma is something that I’ll cherish for the rest of my life. Justin Chatwin is a great friend of mine now. These are people that you meet in a work circumstance who you never would have potentially met otherwise and you hit it off and you become lifelong friends. Elizabeth Ludlow and I hang out now as well and to watch these young actors grow from episode 1 to episode 10 is one of the coolest things I've ever been able to experience and some of them will be back next year, some of them won't. I think that season 2 is going to be really exciting if we get picked up.”

Here’s hoping the show does get a renewal, which would be a chance to rectify some of the mistakes that were made in the first season and help the series grow into its full potential.

‘Another Life’ is currently available for streaming exclusively on Netflix.

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