'Pandora' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about The CW sci-fi series
Set in the year 2199, ‘Pandora’ follows a resourceful young woman who has lost everything but finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy where she and her friends learn to defend the galaxy from threats, both alien and human
If the stories of Jacqueline ‘Jax’ Zhou, Xander Duvall, Atria Nine, and others fascinated you, then there is some good news for you. The CW’s sci-fi series ‘Pandora’ is soon returning for its second season.
‘Pandora’ Season 2 is set to premiere on October 4, only on The CW.
Set in the year 2199, ‘Pandora’ follows a resourceful young woman who has lost everything but finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy where she and her friends learn to defend the galaxy from threats, both alien and human. With time running out before the universe is annihilated by an enigmatic alien race, only a misfit band of heroes -- the “Pandora,” Jax, along with her friends, Captain Xander Duvall, and the alien Ralen -- can save us all from destruction.
The plot for the second season has not been revealed as of yet. At the New York Comic-Con in 2019, showrunner Mark A. Altman, executive producer Thomas P. Vitale, and cast members Priscilla Quintana, Tina Casciani, Ben Radcliffe, and Oliver Dench discussed the season finale, with a cliffhanger revealing the return of Greg Li, who had died earlier in season 1. When asked if they knew he was going to return, the cast said they felt the same kind of surprise the fans did.
Altman elaborated on his process for this character, "I became friends with John [Harlan Kim, who plays Greg] at New York Comic Con a few years ago, and I asked him to play this part," said Altman, "I wanted to have a character the fans would fall in love with, then kill him right away. I was not expecting the outcry I received."
Radcliffe said that he wanted Ralen to return home in the second season: "I want to go back to Zatar." Quintana wanted to see growth in Jax's relationships, "I want to see Jax involved in an LGBTQ relationship next season."
Recently speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Altman said, "[Jax] been orphaned, she comes to earth and meets this bunch of friends who go on adventures with her. But there’s a secret that involves the fate of the universe and slowly we’re learning what it is that she has to accomplish but there are huge huge stakes involved."
"Last season was sort of ‘Harry Potter’ in the future," he added. "We realized that we wanted to go full-on ‘Star Trek’ and embrace the space adventure."
Priscilla Quintana as Jacqueline ‘Jax’ Zhou
The television actor’s most prominent roles include ‘Polaroid’ and ‘Good Trouble’. She has also appeared in shows like ‘Lethal Weapon’, ‘Masters of Sex’, and ‘Training Day’.
Oliver Dench as Xander Duvall
The actor is best known for shows like ‘Ride’, ‘Noughts + Crosses’, and ‘The Athena’.
Ben Radcliffe as Ralen
The actor is best known for his roles in ‘Cuban Fury’, ‘Hetty Feather’, ‘The Evermoor Chronicles’, and ‘Ransom’.
‘Pandora’ is created and executive produced by Mark A. Altman of ‘Castle’ and ‘The Librarians’ fame. Steve Kriozere, Thomas P. Vitale, Karine Martin, Chris Philip, Phillip J. Roth, and Jeffery Beach also serve as executive producers. The show is produced by Radioactive Fishtank, Vital Signs Entertainment, and Starlings Television.
A short promo for ‘Pandora’ season 2 was released during Comic-Con this year. The one-minute-something video is a supercut of scenes without context that reveals nothing in terms of plot. What it does show, however, is that little seems to have changed stylistically from season 1.
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