Season two of the Netflix original series The OA was released on Friday, March 22. The second season contains eight episodes, and the premiere episode is called “Angel of Death,” where the journey of character Prairie Johnson is even more unclear and impossible to determine amongst viewers based off of last season. Cindy Holland, the Vice President of Original Series at Netflix, assures fans that good things are in store and that the series is built to last. It will be exciting to see what the rest of the season entails.
“I usually don’t watch a lot of sci-fi, but I heard a lot of good things about this show and I can’t wait to watch it,” said freshman Lucy Barr.
The OA stars Brit Marling, who plays Prairie Johnson, Jason Isaacs, who plays Dr. Hunter, Patrick Gibson as Steve Winchell, Emory Cohen as Homer, and more. Netflix began streaming The OA in December of 2016. The show is produced by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij.
The first season of the series is centered around young Prairie Johnson, played by Brit Marling, who was mysteriously discovered after being missing for seven years. Johnson was then kidnapped as a teenager, and spent seven years underground in a bunker where she and her co-NDE (near death experience) survivors were tortured for years. She is the young daughter of a Russian aristocrat who moved to America after being blinded in an assassination attempt. She now has sight and odd scar markings on her back. Prairie calls herself The OA (original angel), and deals with a flood of confusing memories, while staying quiet about her ordeal to both the authorities and her adopted parents Abel, played by Scott Wilson and Nancy, played by Alice Krige.
“The creators have developed an intriguing storyline that sounds really interesting to watch” said sophomore Ellen Efkarpidis.
The second season follows OA as she navigates a new dimension where she lives a different life as a Russian heiress, and coincidently finds herself as a captive. A new character is also introduced named Karim Washington, played by Kingsley Ben-Adir, a private detective who is looking for a missing teen. His path eventually crosses with OA, and they try to solve the mystery of the teen’s whereabouts and a house on Nob Hill connected to the disappearance of several teenagers. In the first dimension from last season, BBA, Angie, and the boys find themselves on a journey to understand the truth behind OA’s story and the incredible realities she described.
“I never watched the show, but others have told me the plotline was excellent and they enjoyed watching it,” said freshman Nicole Bonavitacola
While season one was a surprising hit with viewers, season two embarks on a display of amazing cinematic creativity, with its initial seriousness balanced with parts that are both amusing and endearing. It answers most of your burning questions from season one, while setting up a whole new web of mysteries for the audience to untangle. Season two gets even crazier with a multitude of unexpected twists due to Marling and Batmanglij’s ongoing vision.