'The OA' season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything about the multi-dimensional sci-fi thriller
One of Netflix's biggest surprises this year was announcing the release of the second season of 'The OA' — a full three years after the first one aired in 2016. Probably one of the most unique shows in the science fiction genre ever, the second season had been announced all the way back in February 2017, with barely any information released about the plot. But that is not surprising, considering the first season itself had dropped out of nowhere in December 2016, so until now, all we can deduce is that the upcoming installment will probably be set along the lines of the debut season too.
Co-written by lead actor, Brit Marling, shooting for the second season had begun last year in January 2018, and is now reported to be complete. After Netflix announcing a surprise Spring date too, 'The OA' season two releases this Friday, March 22, on the streaming platform.
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Cast member Jason Isaacs had previously teased to RadioTimes at the BAFTA Film Awards 2019 Red Carpet that "it won’t be too long a wait" for the upcoming episodes of this soon to arrive season, adding that the whole season will be something quite "exquisite and unparalleled".
This comes after Brit Marling, who not only is creator and executive producer of the show but also plays a lead role, had taken to Instagram last year to assure impatient, but loyal fans, that the series is indeed under development and a second season is about to arrive soon.
Her very plausible explanation behind the long delay was that she has had to execute two jobs — both as actor and writer — for the show and overall, it has been a lot of work. with Marling playing the role of Prairie, an initially blind woman who returns after seven years of being missing, with her eyesight fixed.
The whole incident of her going missing, and then reappearing suddenly is quite mysterious, especially with Isaac's character being that of a scientist with a dark, twisted secret from his past.
I did it.— The OA (@The_OA) March 18, 2019
PART II. FRIDAY. pic.twitter.com/xoYfpsrzma
Both of them have resumed their characters this season, along with Riz Ahmed, who is returning for a guest role, next to Patrick Gibson and Emory Cohen. Kingsley Ben-Adir is the added bonus this season, and as the trailer reveals, his character is about to have quite the role to play this time.
The trailer that came out a little while ago shows Marling waking up in the year 2016 and talking about having jumped. Isaac's character, Hunter, on the other hand, is busy with a group of people who along with him, seem to have traveled into another dimension. Thus ensues the action in the three-minute-long trailer as science and logic bend for them and all of them engage themselves in figuring out the many changes they have undergone, and are still going through.
The complex and very twisted storyline appealed to the intrigue of fans, and as Isaacs has described it in the past, "What you think it’s about is a woman [Marling] who turns up after having been abducted for seven years. She was blind when she left and now she’s got her sight back." Throughout the episodes of season 1, the said woman — Prairie — tells the tale of her seven-year-long disappearance to a group of teenagers, the common theme between all of her stories being the unique nature of several near-death experiences she encountered, all of which involve incidents and occurrences that are beyond the laws of physics and philosophy.
As for season 2, the official synopsis released by Netflix hints that things are going to get even more twisted and murky this time as the action pans across multiple dimensions. "The 'mind-bending' story returns with 'The OA' Part II, which follows OA as she navigates a new dimension, one in which she had a completely different life as a Russian heiress, and one in which she once again finds herself as Hap’s captive," reveals the synopsis.
It also adds: "Part II introduces Karim Washington, a private detective tasked with finding a missing teen, Michelle Vu. His path crosses with OA, as they try to solve the mystery of Michelle’s whereabouts and a house on Nob Hill connected to the disappearance of several teenagers. Meanwhile, back in the first dimension, BBA, Angie and the boys find themselves on a journey to understand the truth behind OA’s story and the incredible realities she described."
PART II. MARCH 22. pic.twitter.com/MfX2w3n3oZ— The OA (@The_OA) March 7, 2019