Netflix 'The A List' Season 2 Cast: Meet Lisa Ambalavanar and Ellie Duckles
The show which is often described as 'Lost' meets 'Mean Girls' is back. The British supernatural drama 'The A List', which takes place on Peregrine Island, returns to Netflix for a second season which from the looks of it, is spookier than ever. Fans can expect to see the same teen gang back on screen again for Season 2, including Mia (Lisa Ambalavanar), Amber (Ellie Duckles), Kayleigh (Savannah Baker) and Midge (Rosie Dwyer).
If you're a fan of teen dramas, then Netflix's other teen shows with an edge such as 'Elite', 'Riverdale' and 'Stranger Things' should interest you. Let's get you reacquainted with the cast of 'The A List'.
Netflix 'The A List' Season 2: Air time, how to watch and trailer of drama
'The A List' teen drama is the millenial version of 'Lost' and brings together multiple pop culture references in a coming-of-age spectacle
Lisa Ambalavanar as Mia
Lisa Ambalavanar plays the feisty Mia, who may have had a little too much teen attitude in Season 1 of 'The A List', but her self-assuredness certainly helps to stand her ground in the midst of some rather spooky happenings. In Season 2 as well, Mia doesn't back down from a challenge, when she sets out to find out what has happened to the rest of the teenagers in her gang, who are locked away in a mysterious institute.
Prior to 'The A List', Amabalavanar was best known for her role as Alia Hanif on the BBC soap opera 'Doctors'. The show focuses on the lives of the staff of both an NHS doctor's surgery and a university campus surgery, as well as their families and friends. Amabalavanar is also an acclaimed stage actor and has appeared in several stage productions, including the productions of 'Singin' in the Rain' and 'Sleeping Beauty'.
Ellie Duckles as Amber
Ellie Duckles plays the manipulative Amber in Season 1, though we soon realize her mind-bending ways have other reasons behind them. Being possessed by another person will do that to you. Amber is Mia's rival for the queen bee status among the group of teens, though they soon realize they have bigger problems on their hands than just competing against each other. Duckles is known for her roles in TV series such as 'Safe', in which a widowed surgeon's teenage daughter goes missing, and the series 'The Bay'.
Indianna Ryan plays the character Midge, who surprised many with her resurrection in Season 1. Midge is a loner who died on Peregrine Island and who went on to possess the body of Amber, in an attempt to get the popularity she always craved for. Prior to 'The A List', Ryan was best known for her role in the film 'The Reckoning', in which a young widow haunted by the recent suicide of her husband is falsely accused of being a witch by her landlord after she rejects his advances.
Savannah Baker as Kayleigh
Savannah Baker plays the rather fair-weather friend Kayleigh on 'The A List'. While Kayleigh initially is best friends with Mia, she soon shifts allegiance to Amber in Season 1. Kayleigh is now one of the group members who is under lock and key at a mysterious institute on the island. However, like she tells the others it can't be a prison because it has a pool. Besides 'The A List', Baker is known for her roles in films such as 'Screwball' which deals with the topic of teen virginity and the horror film 'Hallows Eve'.
Rosie Dwyer as Alex
Prior to her role as the no-nonsense Alex on 'The A List', Rosie Dwyer is known for her roles on 'Tracey Ullman's Show' where comedic legend Tracey Ullman introduces audiences to a variety of characters as part of her comedic sketch. Dwyer is also known for her roles in the TV series 'The White Dragon'.
Who are the other stars?
'The A List' also stars Max Lohan, Micheal Ward and Georgina Sadler.
The show was created by BAFTA-winning writers Dan Berlinka and Nina Metivier. Berlinka and Metivier previously worked together on 'Dixi', a mystery drama. Berlinka previously worked on 'Hollyoaks' while Metivier has worked on 'Doctor Who'.
Season 2 of 'The A List' begins streaming on Netflix on June 25. Catch the trailer here.