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The Oa season 2: what can we expect?

2 March 2017 3:26 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Netflix has renewed The Oa, which was a surprise hit with both viewers and critics, for a second season. Here's what we know about it.

Netflix really dropped a bombshell last December. After only a few oblique social media teases, they debuted the trailer for their mysterious new supernatural series The Oa on the exact same week of the show’s premiere, but having resonated with audiences, Netflix has no further need for any PR cloak and dagger when it comes to their mysterious new gem, proven by the fact they greenlit season 2 and announced it publicly straight off the bat.

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The streaming service chose to announce the second season of The Oa with a mysterious teaser, naturally.

Have a look, as it contains some very definite clues for what's to come. »

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The weird and wonderful first trailer for Okja with Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal appears

28 February 2017 3:55 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company has been gaining serious momentum of late. Their recent success saw their latest film, Moonlight, (eventually) win the Best Picture Oscar, and their magic touch found its way onto the small screen with Zal Batmanglij’s The Oa. Its new film will also appear on Netflix, and today a trailer for Okja arrived online.

This is the latest from Snowpiercer and Mother director Bong Joon-ho, co-written with Jon Ronson with a multi-national cast bringing the strange tale to the small screen. The dual allowances of a free hand and a decent budget were the factor that brought the director and the distributor. He told The Atlantic,

“For Okja, I needed a bigger budget than I had for Snowpiercer and also complete creative freedom. Netflix offered me the two conditions that are difficult to have in hand simultaneously.”

The director also »

- Jon Lyus

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It’s (not) the End of the World in the new trailer Robert Redford’s afterlife-thriller The Discovery

23 February 2017 3:46 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Charlie McDowell returned to Sundance this year to debut his latest mind-bending exploration of the human condition. Three years ago his wondrous study of the complexities of a couple’s relationships, The One I Love, gave audiences a chance to see what the writer/director was all about. This year his latest film, The Discovery, played to captivated audiences at the festival.

As part of their Park City plunder Netflix snapped up the rights to McDowell’s latest, and we should be seeing it hit our small screens in a month’s time. Something of a spiritual sequel to Zal Batmanglij’s The Oa, the set up is proper Black Mirror stuff. A scientist proves the existence of an afterlife, and we join the story one year after the revelation. Suicide rates are rocketing, the nature of existence challenged and our tight hold on life loosened to disconcerting degree. »

- Jon Lyus

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Everything We Know About Season 2 of The Oa (Choreography Not Included)

22 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Of all the new shows that premiered in 2016, Netflix's The Oa was definitely one of the most divisive. After the streaming giant dropped the sci-fi drama out of the blue, audiences gobbled up all eight episodes in no time. Given the shocking final minutes of the show's finale, it didn't take long before fans started wondering if a second season of The Oa was on its way. The short answer? Yes, there will be more Prairie Johnson in your future. The long answer? Well, there isn't really a long answer quite yet since details about season two are pretty slim. Here's what we know so far. The Cast So far no one has been officially confirmed, but since the show's cocreator and star Brit Marling has discussed creating the second season, we can at least assume she'll be back as main character Prairie Johnson. The Plot Season one follows Prairie »

- Quinn Keaney

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A Cure for Wellness: Jason Isaacs on His Enigmatic Role

16 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

One would think having played Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies and voicing DC villains like Sinestro and Ra's Al Ghul in animated films--as well as a couple more authoritarian figures in Star Wars: Rebels--would have gotten any desire to be evil out of actor Jason Isaacs’ system.

And yet, he’s playing a more enigmatic character in director Gore Verbinski’s twisted new thriller A Cure for Wellness, which follows Dane DeHaan as a financial broker named Lockhard to Switzerland to retrieve the CEO of his company who is thought to have lost his marble in search of a cure at a spa located at an old castle in the Alps. Once there, Lockhard breaks his leg in a car accident, and he’s put under the care of Isaacs’ Dr. Vollmar, creator of the cure based around the area’s underground waters and their healing properties. »

- Edward Douglas

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The Oa Has Been Renewed For Season 2! Watch the Teaser

9 February 2017 9:05 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

This post has been updated with new information. Netflix nearly pulled a Beyoncé in December, announcing that a new original series would be dropping in a matter of days. All eight episodes of season one of The Oa are now available for all your viewing purposes, and in February, the streaming giant revealed that part two is on the way! Not only did it confirm more episodes, but it also released a brief teaser: Shortly after season one debuted, creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij had hinted at the possibilities in an interview with Variety. When asked if there were plans for season two, Marling said: "Oh my goodness, that would be so much fun. We spent a good three years just cobbling the mathematics of the labyrinth of a mind-bender that could go for many, many hours. We wanted to solve the riddle. We wanted to know what was »

- Maggie Pehanick

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The Oa: Renewed for Season Two on Netflix

8 February 2017 3:14 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

According to Deadline, Netflix has renewed The Oa TV show for a second season. In its first installment, the eight-part series centers on Prairie Johnson (Brit Marling), a missing blind girl, who returns to the community in which she grew up, with her sight restored.A supernatural fantasy drama, The Oa also stars Jason Isaacs, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson, Alice Krige, Patrick Gibson, Brandon Meyer, Brandon Perea, Ian Alexander, and Phyllis Smith. Back in December, co-creators Marling and Zal Batmanglij discussed the possibilities of season two on Netflix.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Netflix renews The Oa for second season, teaser released

8 February 2017 10:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netlifx has announced today that it has greenlit a second season of the original series The Oa.

The series stars Brit Marling as a woman previously thought dead turning up in her hometown years later. Formerly blind, she can now see, but has scars on her back and refers to herself only as The Oa and confides in the town’s locals of her life story. You can watch a short teaser for the upcoming season below.

The series hails from Zal Batmanglij, who directed all eight episodes of the first season. The Oa also stars Jason Issacs, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson, Alice Krige, Patrick Gibson, Brandon Meyer, Ian Alexander and Phyllis Smith.

See Also: 2 Reasons You Should Watch Netflix’s The Oa and 1 Reason You Should Not

From Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, the visionary filmmakers behind Sound of My Voice and The East, comes a powerful, mind-bending tale about identity, »

- Ricky Church

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The Oa Renewed For Second Season At Netflix, Watch Fleeting First Teaser

8 February 2017 8:16 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For Netflix, the stealth release of The Oa proved to be one of the last great surprises of 2016. Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s mind-bending supernatural series premiered late last year after little-to-no fanfare, favoring Internet buzz and general word of mouth over an aggressive marketing push.

It’s a campaign tailor-made for a platform that ostensibly encourages binge-watching and sure enough, excitement for The Oa ballooned towards the tail-end of 2016, so it’s small wonder why Netflix has wasted no time in ordering a second season. Confirmation of the renewal comes to us by way of Vulture, who hosted a live Facebook interview with lead star Brit Marling earlier this morning. Her announcement was accompanied by a fleeting teaser trailer for The Oa Part II (see above), which teases the show’s return and little else.

For the uninitiated, The Oa orbits around Prairie Johnson (Marling), a young blind »

- Michael Briers

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Netflix Announces ‘The Oa’ Will Return For Season 2

8 February 2017 7:46 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Arriving on the tail end of 2016, “The Oa” was a late-season surprise from Netflix, even more so by arriving almost completely out of nowhere with only a trailer and a couple of clips a few days before release. And now there’s more coming.

The streaming site has announced they’ve renewed “The Oa” for a second season, with Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling to return to their creative roles on the show.

Continue reading Netflix Announces ‘The Oa’ Will Return For Season 2 at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘The Oa’ Renewed For Season 2 On Netflix

8 February 2017 7:45 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Netflix said today it has ordered a second season of The Oa, the eight-episode, straight-to-series drama that reunited Sundance veterans Brit Marling and director Zal Batmanglij. Like Stranger Things, The Oa was kept largely under wraps until its launch. While it couldn’t match the extraordinary buzz of Stranger Things, the paranormal drama developed following and earned a Season 2 renewal, something Netflix has granted to most of its original scripted series so… »

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The Oa Renewed for Part II at Netflix

8 February 2017 7:45 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Everyone put your fanned-out hands together and breathe out a frightful whoosh!, because Netflix has renewed the supernatural thriller The Oa for Season 2 — or “Part II,” as it is being dubbed.

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Released in mid-December, The Oa stars Brit Marling (who co-created the very odd bird with Zal Batmanglij) as Prairie Johnson, a young woman who returns to her adoptive parents from a years-long vanishing, now no longer blind. And that, my friends, is far, far, far from the wildest aspect of her time spent missing.

RelatedStranger Things Season 2: Netflix Unveils Trailer, »

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‘The Oa’ Season 2: Netflix Orders More Episodes, But Will We Get the Answers We Need?

8 February 2017 7:45 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Rest assured, everyone: “The Oa” will continue. The Netflix original series starring Brit Marling — who co-created the show with director Zal Batmanglij — has been renewed for Season 2 (or “Part II,” as it’s officially billed). Netflix announced more episodes are on the way Wednesday morning, but it did not provide an exact number or timeframe for release.

During a press event held in New York, Batmanglij revealed he and Marling have yet to begin working on the next season. However, he was very excited about returning to Netflix for a new installment, especially in comparison to more traditional independent distribution.

“The art house is an elitist idea,” Batmanglij said. “The idea of premiering a film at a festival and only a small group of people see it […] Netflix is the exact opposite, it’s so egalitarian. I’ve done both, and as a filmmaker, Netflix is so exciting to me. »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Oa’ Season 2: Netflix Orders More Episodes, But Will We Get the Answers We Need?

8 February 2017 7:45 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rest assured, everyone: “The Oa” will continue. The Netflix original series starring Brit Marling — who co-created the show with director Zal Batmanglij — has been renewed for Season 2 (or “Part II,” as it’s officially billed). Netflix announced more episodes are on the way Wednesday morning, but it did not provide an exact number or timeframe for release.

During a press event held in New York, Batmanglij revealed he and Marling have yet to begin working on the next season. However, he was very excited about returning to Netflix for a new installment, especially in comparison to more traditional independent distribution.

“The art house is an elitist idea,” Batmanglij said. “The idea of premiering a film at a festival and only a small group of people see it […] Netflix is the exact opposite, it’s so egalitarian. I’ve done both, and as a filmmaker, Netflix is so exciting to me. »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Oa’ Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix

8 February 2017 7:45 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix has picked up “The Oa” for a second season, the streaming service announced on Wednesday. The sci-fi series, from co-creators Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, was first announced in 2015, but was kept tightly under wraps until its premiere last December. The eight-episode first season premiered with little fanfare and just one trailer released a few days in advance. The series centers on Prairie Johnson, a missing blind girl, who returns to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Emory CohenScott Wilson, Phyllis Smith, Alice Krige and Patrick Gibson also starred. Also Read: 'The Oa »

- Reid Nakamura

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‘The OA’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

8 February 2017 7:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix has greenlit “The OA” for a second season, just eight weeks after the first installment of the mind-bending supernatural drama debuted.

The OA” is written and produced by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. In the series, Marling stars as Prairie Johnson, a young blind woman who returns to her hometown after an unexplained seven-year absence — her eyesight restored and now calling herself “The OA.” She refuses to talk about her disappearance with anyone except four teenage boys and their high school teacher, sharing an incredible story involving her past identities, abduction and transdimensional travels in order to recruit them for a mysterious mission.

Netflix released season one of “The OA,” comprising eight one-hour episodes, on Dec. 16 with hardly any advance publicity.

In addition to Marling, the series cast includes Emory Cohen (“Brooklyn”), Scott Wilson (“The Walking Dead”), Phyllis Smith (“The Office”), Jason Isaacs (the “Harry Potter” films), Alice Krige (“Star Trek: First Contact”), Patrick Gibson »

- Todd Spangler

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'The Oa' Renewed for Second Season at Netflix

8 February 2017 7:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Netflix's polarizing drama The Oa is returning.

The streaming giant announced Wednesday that it has renewed the Brit Marling starrer from Zal Batmanglij for a second season. A return date and episode count were not immediately available.

The drama, whose logline was kept under wraps and had a surprise pre-holiday debut Dec. 16, launched to mixed reviews. THR's Daniel Fienberg called the mysterious drama a "failed, but not wholly worthless, experiment in TV autoerotism."  

Created and exec produced by Marling and Batmanglij, who directed, the show starred Marling as Prairie Johnson, a woman who resurfaces after going »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Discovery’

21 January 2017 1:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following up their delightfully original debut “The One I Love” with a less playful piece of speculative fiction, writer-director Charlie McDowell and co-scenarist Justin Lader suggest the unexpected, even disastrous consequences that might arise if mankind were to receive definitive proof that there is an afterlife. Though “The Discovery” starts out with a great premise, its mystery dissipates over a somewhat tepid course as the concept ultimately heads in a direction we’ve seen many times before, and depends overmuch on chemistry that fails to materialize between stars Jason Segel and Rooney Mara. Netflix is releasing the film both to theaters and streaming on March 31; response is likely to be muted.

Long estranged from his father for reasons that emerge later on, neurologist Will (Segel) is nonetheless visiting him now, at a time when the latter has retreated from enormous public controversy. Two years earlier, Dr. Thomas Harbor (Robert Redford »

- Dennis Harvey

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The Oa Star and Creator Brit Marling Reveals the Inspiration Behind Her Hit Netflix Show

20 January 2017 11:42 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Netflix’s newest sci-fi series The Oa — executive produced by Brad Pitt and his production company Plan B — tells the complicated story of a blind young woman who disappears from her small town only to return seven years later with her sight restored.

People  Now sat down with Brit Marling, who co-created the show with Zal Batmanglij, to discuss the inspiration behind the story.

“I met this young woman at a party — she had this incredible energy,” Marling began. “She was so open and still.”

“When you talked to her, you felt like she was really listening,” the actress continued. »

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The Oa’s Brit Marling Says Hollywood Needs More Complex Female Roles: ‘Women Characters Are Constructed as an Afterthought’

18 January 2017 7:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Brit Marling rewrote the rules for making it big in Hollywood.

In The Oa — her hot new sci-fi mystery series on Netflix — Marling stars as Prairie, an abduction survivor navigating the world after years trapped in a science experiment. The rich, complex role blossomed from about four years of work on the addictive (albeit bonkers) series with co-writer/co-creator Zal Batmanglij.

And she’s hopeful the show will pave the way for more empowered, fully developed female characters, which she believes are, on the whole, lacking in pop culture today.

“You sometimes think that we’re farther along than we actually are. »

- Jeff Nelson

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