'The Order' actor Louriza Tronco on what to expect from Season 2 and how Gabrielle 'shakes things up'
MEA WorldWide caught up with Tronco ahead of the second season's release to ask her what's in store for fans when Season 2 comes around
'The Order' has returned with new episodes on Netflix on June 18. The supernatural fantasy drama has its own style but has been likened to 'The Magicians' and 'Teen Wolf'. What makes the show stands out is its characters, one of which is Gabrielle Dupres, played by Louriza Tronco.
Gabrielle aka Gabby is an acolyte in the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, the titular magical secret society. Gabrielle is unapologetic and confident and sometimes uses magic to help herself. However, the character has many shades and the second season is set to reveal a new side to her.
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) caught up with Tronco ahead of the second season's release to ask her what's in store for fans when Season 2 comes around. Tronco tells us that the season begins right where Season 1 left off, when the Order wiped out the memories of the Knights of Saint Christopher, who comprised of Jack Morton (Jake Manley), Hamish Duke (Thomas Elms), Lilith Bathory (Devery Jacobs) and Randall Carpio (Adam DiMarco).
Tronco says that the Order will try to take advantage of the werewolves' memory loss and that Gabrielle is "really going to battle" with Vera Stone (Katharine Isabelle), the new Grand Magus this season.
After Gabrielle was forgiven for working with Edward Coventry (Max Martini) in the first season, Vera "punishes" Gabrielle by putting her to task in looking after Jack and making sure "he doesn't get his memory back." Tronco says, "Knowing Gabrielle, she uses that to her advantage. Let's just say [that] she makes him her little passion project."
Tronco also clues us in on what we can expect for the Knights this season, who though they still have their werewolf powers, don't remember what happened or each other. She says, "They're still experiencing [the powers], so there's definitely a bit of confusion for them throughout the season until they retrieve it back." Tronco also says that "things start to go a little crazy" and "start to boil even more between the Order and the Knights of Saint Christopher."
While Gabrielle learned a lot in the first season and how she can use people to her advantage, even those who think they're using her instead, things are going to shake up in the second season. Tronco says, "She's very smart, very cunning and I think fans will see that it will continue to grow even further in Season 2."
Tronco also tells MEAWW that there are a few new characters this season. With Gabrielle and Jack no longer being the "new kids on the block," she will try to challenge Vera a lot more.
One fun fact that fans might not know of is that Tronco is friends with Sarah Grey, who plays Alyssa Drake in 'The Order' in real life. When Tronco and Grey were out for dinner one night, Grey told her of booking the role of Alyssa. Coincidentally, it was during the dinner that Tronco got the call that she too had booked a role in 'The Order'.
Tronco says, "We were jumping off our seats at the restaurant. At the time we could not reveal anything but it was a magical night. We both celebrated at the restaurant and just danced there because we were so happy."
Before Tronco became a Netflix star, she had significant roles in Disney and Nickelodeon productions. Tronco agrees that the main difference between Netflix and Disney or Nickelodeon is the tone of the show. "My Nickelodeon show, 'Make it Pop', was very high energy and mainly a comedy. So the timing of the show was very different and fast-paced. 'The Order' is 45 to 50 minutes long and so there's more time to introduce the story, give a little storyline to different characters."
She also says that while 'Make it Pop' was different in that it had musical numbers, she wouldn't mind doing one for 'The Order', "Who wouldn't want some dancing werewolves on their screen, right?"
At the moment, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tronco does not have any other projects coming up, however, she is eagerly awaiting news of renewal for 'The Order'. We certainly hope that the show gets a third season, after all, Gabrielle's story is just starting and we can't wait to see what's next for her.
All episodes of Season 2 of 'The Order' are now streaming on Netflix.