Netflix's 'The Order' season 2: Release date, plot, cast and everything else you need to know about the fantasy show's upcoming season
The show follows the adventures of Jack Morton, a college freshman at the Belgrave University, as he attempts to infiltrate a magical secret society known as the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose
Netflix’s supernatural drama series ‘The Order’ was an instant hit so it was no great surprise when the streaming giant renewed the show for a second season. ‘The Order’ follows the adventures of Jack Morton, a college freshman at the prestigious Belgrave University, as he attempts to infiltrate a magical secret society known as the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose in order to avenge his mother’s death.
His quest takes him on a wild ride involving apocalyptic books, an adorable romance and magic-hunting werewolves. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming season:
The Order' Season 2 will be available on Netflix on June 18.
Where to watch:
The show premiered on Netflix March 7. The new season will be available for streaming exclusively on the service on June 18.
What happened in Season 1?
At the end of the first season, Jack Morton finally managed to avenge his mother’s death by killing his father, Edward Coventry. Unfortunately, Coventry manages to kill Jack’s grandfather Peter Morton (played by Matt Frewer) before his death.
To make matters worse, the Order also wiped all memory of themselves from the minds of the Knights of Saint Christopher, the secret society of werewolves that Jack is a member of. For Jack, who spent his whole life hoping to join the Order and use its influence to take down Coventry, this meant he lost all his memories to the point where he doesn’t even remember his own name anymore.
The Season 1 finale also saw Coventry finally completing the Vade Maecum, a book/spell of immense mystical power, though it ultimately backfired and killed him. Unfortunately, Coventry’s soul was bound to the book and even though the Knights think they destroyed it, one of the season’s last few scenes does reveal that Katharina Isabelle's Vera Stone, who is now the head of the Order, saved the book and is now in possession of it. This sets the stage for Coventry’s eventual resurrection and suggests Vera may even now be under Coventry’s control.
The second season will probably show the Knights slowly recovering their memories, though it may be difficult considering the Order has confiscated all their magical books and tools. Jack, especially, is going to have a lot of trouble finding his bearings considering he truly has no family left at all after his grandfather was killed by Coventry in the season 1 finale.
Pretty much, the only hope for Jack is that Alyssa Drake, who confessed her love for him moments before wiping his memory, might have a change of heart and help cure his amnesia. One of the scenes that were read at the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel was about Vera confronting the disciples about using magic when a "moratorium" was in place. This leads to one of the disciples spontaneously combusting and Alyssa making a suggestion that a rogue magician could be the force behind the murder spell that was performed.
Manley, who plays Jack on the show, is best known for playing Brad in the NBC series ‘Heroes Reborn’ and Fisher Webb in the CW series ‘iZombie’. The 27-year-old Canadian actor has also made minor appearances on ‘Hemlock Grove’ and ‘American Gods.’
Other cast members of the show include Sarah Grey as Alyssa Drake, Adam DiMarco as Randall Carpio, Katherina Isabelle as Vera Stone, Max Martini as Edward Coventry, Thomas Elms as Hamish Duke, Devery Jacobs as Lilith Bathory, Louriza Tronco as Gabrielle Dupres, Aaron Hale as Brandon, and Jedidiah Goodacre as Kyle.
Heaton is an award-winning Canadian screenwriter who serves as showrunner for ‘The Order’. His other works include ‘Fido’ (2006), ‘Call Me Fitz’ (2010), and ‘Motive’ (2013). Heaton is also an executive producer on ‘The Order’ and wrote both the pilot and the season 1 finale.
We’ll be bringing you a trailer for the new season as soon as it becomes available. Until then, stay tuned for updates.
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