AT&T Audience Network confirmed that Condor will return for Season 2 back in July 2018. The official confirmation came before the conspiracy thriller wrapped up Season 1 on August 15.
Audience Network’s Condor is based on James Grady’s novel, Six Days of the Condor (1974). The TV series is inspired by Three Days of the Condor, a 1975 feature film adaptation of Grady’s book, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford.
Condor Season 1 premiered on Audience Network on June 6, 2018, and the season finale aired on August 15.
The series received positive reviews after it premiered on Audience. It earned an 85% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 13 critical reviews, and a generally favorable Metascore of 66/100 based on 7 critical reviews on Metacritic.
While we await the confirmation of the 2019 release date for Condor Season 2, we bring you everything we know so far, including likely release date, trailers, cast, plot, and other updates.
Condor Season 2 release date
Audience has not yet announced the official release date for Season 2.
Although there is no word yet about the exact date when the new season will premiere, the official Twitter page confirmed on August 14 that Season 2 will premiere sometime in 2019.
Fans are currently speculating that Condor Season 2 will premiere in the spring or summer of 2019.
Condor Season 2 details
Condor TV series is produced by MGM TV, Skydance TV, Paramount TV and Apophasisun Productions.
MGM distributes Condor internationally.
The series is created and written by Jason Smilovic, Todd Katzberg and Ken Robinson. Smilovic served as showrunner and executive producer with Katzberg, David Ellison, John Ward, Dana Goldberg, Lawrence Tilling, Shane Elrod, and Marcy Ross.
Season 1 directors included Lawrence Trilling (episodes 1, 2, 3), Andrew McCarthy (episodes 4, 5, 8), Kari Skogland (episodes 6, 7), and Jason Smilovic (episodes 9, 10).
On July 27, 2018, Audience announced at the annual Television Critics Association’s (TCA) summer press tour that the series had been approved for Season 2.
Smilovic and Katzberg will return as showrunners and executive producers for Condor Season 2.
Smilovic and Katzberg revealed in a recent interview with Assignmentx.com that they relied on recent upgrades in technology to update the series and give a fresh spin to it following the 1975 feature film, Three Days of the Condor, an adaptation of Grady’s novel, Six Days of the Condor, on which Audience’s Condor TV series is also based.
Smilovic admitted that being fans of the original movie they were at first reluctant to take the job of writing and directing the new TV series, but they eventually decided to take a chance on it.
“When we were first offered the job, our first instinct was absolutely to say no, that we wouldn’t go anywhere near material like that,” Smilovic told Assignmentx. “But, the team realized that a TV show would give them a chance to expand and dive into the characters, so they took a chance.”
Smilovic said he was deeply impressed by British actor Max Irons’ audition for the lead role and he quickly signed him on for it.
Irons had earlier told Collider that he first had to learn to use firearms, study the history of the CIA and acquire an American accent to play Joe Turner.
“I had to learn to use weaponry, which I didn’t enjoy. I thought I would,” he said. “I thought the inner child would come out, but not at all. Guns are really scary.”
Condor Season 2 trailer
Audience has not released a trailer for Condor Season 2, but meanwhile, enjoy the trailer for the first season of the series.
Condor Season 2 cast
The main cast for Season 1 is expected to return for Condor Season 2.
The main cast included Max Irons as the protagonist Joe Turner, a CIA analyst whose colleagues in the R&D office of the CIA are murdered.
William Hurt plays Joe’s uncle Bob Patridge, who recruited Turner into the CIA.
Leem Lubany plays the assassin Gabrielle Joubert, while Angel Bonanni plays assassin Deacon Mailer.
Kristen Hager portrays Mae Barber, Mira Sorvino plays Martina “Marty” Frost, and Bob Balaban plays Reuel Abbot, the CIA Deputy Director.
Condor Season 2 plot
The story and plot of Condor is based on the 1974 novel Six Days of the Condor by James Grady, and inspired by the 1975 movie adaptation of the book, Three Days of the Condor, written by Lorenzo Semple Jr. and David Rayfiel, directed by Sydney Pollack, and starring Robert Redford.
Condor follows Joe Turner (Max Irons), an idealistic young man who joins the CIA with the secret intention of helping to reform the organization from within, but his idealism and high aspirations are soon tested.
The talented young man writes codes and analyzes data for the CIA and the FBI. He develops an algorithm that the government spy agencies use to analyze information related to possible terror links. The algorithm helps the agencies identify terrorist threats and take out terrorists before they strike.
Turner discovers that the CIA has been using the algorithm to spy on American citizens. The algorithm identifies a Saudi-born American citizen who comes under surveillance as a suspected terrorist.
Joe feels conflicted by the application of his algorithm because he fears that an innocent personal could be flagged and get killed as a result. He is considering resigning his job when investigations confirm that the Saudi-born terror suspect was planning to spread plague virus to thousands of people at a football game in Washington D.C.
Turner and his team are hailed as heroes for thwarting a deadly bio-terrorism attack.
Using his algorithm, Turner later stumbles upon evidence that the attack might have been a false flag. He returns one day from lunch to find that hired killers had attacked his office, shot and killed everyone. The attack was apparently aimed at silencing everyone in his department to conceal the evidence he uncovered.
Joe escapes the hit, but soon realizes that as the only survivor in his office, he is a marked man with a ruthless hitman after his life. He also realizes that CIA higher-ups are involved in the effort to conceal evidence of a ruthless plan for a false flag operation that threatens the lives of millions.
With no one to trust, Turner goes on the run to escape being killed, but while on the run, he also tries to uncover the truth behind the murder of his co-workers and get to the bottom of a dangerous conspiracy within the CIA and the military-industrial complex.
He finds that to achieve his goals he would have to do things that are in conflict with his values.
Condor Season 2 will reveal more about who planned the attack and why. Fans will also learn more about the people behind the criminal conspiracy and their motives.