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The OA Season 2: Release date, sneak peek, cast and what to expect

The OA Season 2 cast Brit Marling
Brit Marling stars as Prairie Johnson in The OA Season 2. Credit: Netflix

The OA has finished filming Season 2 and fans can’t wait to see it after a binge-worthy first season that was released in December 2016. If you need a refresher, the Netflix mystery series is created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij — the former stars in the leading role as Prairie Johnson.  

Prairie, who refers to herself as The OA, was missing for seven years and emerges with her vision restored despite being blind before her disappearance. She recruits four teenagers and a teacher in their high school to help her open a portal to rescue the people she was held captive within another dimension.

The finale of the first season left many viewers and critics confused with some questioning whether the plotline made any sense. Many viewers want answers and Netflix renewed the series for Season 2 in February 2017. 

With nearly two years since the premiere season of The OA, Netflix is yet to confirm the release date for Season 2. The series wrapped up filming for Season 2 back in May. Therefore, a December or early 2019 release date is likely.

Netflix released the first season a week after announcing the release date so a surprise premiere is not out of the picture. 

According to Indie Wire, Netflix Vice President of Original Series Cindy Holland stated that the second season of The OA is fantastic and fans will be happy with the upcoming sequel. 

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Cutting away with our partner @aweisblum1 on @the_oa part II . Normally would say it’s a bummer to spend the weekend indoors at work but we always learn so much from Andy. Andy has been our friend and collaborator since we worked on #TheEast together. Filmmaking is such an intensely collaborative process — and I have learned more about filmmaking from Andy than from anyone in this work. Time in the writers’ room and certainly on set moves so fast that it’s hard to analyze story properly. In the edit, time slows down. Here, with Andy, we can study moment for moment, beat for beat, why a scene is successful in translating every shift in emotion to the viewer. Or, we can identify a beat where we fail to communicate properly — in writing, in shooting, in performance — the correct feeling to hold the audience’s understanding or empathy. This is the most frustrating but also the most fun. This is where we become better storytellers — when we have to get creative to solve a missing beat so the story can connect. I adore Andy as a human being and as an artist devoted to story. I love learning from him and with him. I also love seeing Zal so happy to get in the zone with his friend and one of his most trusted collaborators. I tried to sneak you all a peak at the scene we are working on together but @z_al says: it’s not ready just yet!!!

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The OA Season 2 has a 15-second teaser and in a similar fashion to the series, there are cryptic messages to decipher. 

It seems like Homer appears in the smoke briefly in the teaser. There is also a Braille message which translates to “survived”. 

Most of the main cast is expected to return including Hunter Percy, the teenage boys, and Prairie as The OA.

Frank Yemi

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