Black Summer Season 2: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Second Season Of Jamie King Starrer Zombie Apocalyptic Drama on Netflix.
- Black Summer is a prequel/spiritual reboot to Z-Nation. It is
is set in the same universe as “Z Nation.”
- Netflix renewed the show for a second season in Nov 2019 despite mixed reviews and average response.
Black Summer is a Netflix Original zombie-thriller series created by John Hyams and Karl Schaefer, who had earlier created Z-Nation along with Craig Engler. It is produced by The Asylum, the production house behind Z-Nation, and is primarily written and directed by Hyams. The first season premiered on Netflix on April 11, 2019.
Despite mixed reviews and moderate response, Netflix renewed the series for an eight-episode second season in November 2019. It’s already been more than two years since the first season landed. The fans have been eagerly waiting for updates about the show. Here’s everything you need to know about the second season of Black Summer.
What will be the plot of Black Summer Season 2?
Set in an apocalyptic world, which is looming from the dangers of a zombie outbreak, the show follows Rose who is separated from her daughter, Anna. The show depicts the laborious journey that she must embark on with a few refugees before things get worse due to a zombie apocalypse. The show is considered a prequel/spiritual reboot to Z-Nation.
It is quite difficult to predict the plot of the upcoming season as season 1 ended on a positive note. In the concluding episode of the first season, Rose reunited with her daughter. Other than Rose, Spears and Sun managed to survive the journey.
Nothing about the plot has been revealed so far. It is anticipated that the makers would link up the events to the series Z-nation. The writers have to make the upcoming season exciting with action, deadly zombies, interesting storylines, and dynamic characters.
During an interview with ComicBook.com, Jamie King said, “What I can tease is that whatever you think is gonna happen, will not happen. It will always keep you on your toes. It really comes back to like very real human traits. Like, is the person egotistical? Do they have some kind of ulterior motive? What is in each character’s base psychology? That’s what’s so cool about it, is that it really becomes metaphorical to what life is like. Every time I read the script, I just never expected to read what I was going to read.”
Going by her appreciation for the script we just can’t wait to see what the makers have in store for us.
Cast of Black Summer Season 2
The core star cast is expected to remain the same. The following members are expected to return in the second season.
- Jaime King as Rose
- Justin Chu Cary as Julius James
- Christine Lee as Ooh “Sun” Kyungsun
- Sal Velez Jr as William Velez
- Kelsey Flower as Lance
- Erika Hau as Carmen
- Gwynyth Walsh as Barbara Watson
- Nyren B Evelyn as Earl
- Edsson Morales as Manny
- Mustafa Alabssi as Ryan
- Stafford Perry as Phil
- Christian Fraser as Marvin,
- Nathaniel Arcand as Governale
- Tom Carey as Bronk
- Ty Olsson as Patrick
In an interview with Express.co.uk, Sal Velez Jr suggested that William could also be back. He said, “I can say this, just like Jon Snow had his revival and comeback, I think that since they really don’t show the death of William… I’m going to leave it to the audience’s imagination to see what happens in the next season, I know a lot of people would want to see William but I don’t write or create it and I’m not even allowed to say whether I did die or not.”
Apart from this, there might be other high-profile additions to the cast as well for the second season.
Has the production started yet?
Filming for Black Summer season 2 began in early 2020 but on March 18, 2020, the pandemic took hold and the shoot was staled. In July 2020, it was reported that the production would start from August but was pushed back to September 3, 2020.
The filming for the second season resumed in the second week of September and has been going in full swing as per reports.
Quarantine Day 8? BLACK SUMMER SEASON 2 production back up! Grateful for Calgary and the Canadian government for giving us essential workers visa’s. #art #heals @netflix #blacksummer @MrCheckpoint pic.twitter.com/us8n9FEXvJ— Jaime King (@Jaime_King) August 31, 2020
A Reddit post claiming production wrapped in October or November of 2020 went viral. But that’s not an official source, so we can’t trust it. The production for season one took around three months. By that speed, we can expect the filming of season two to have wrapped by now.
When Will The New Season Premiere on Netflix?
Filming of the first season began in July 2018 and wrapped up by the end of September 2018. The show landed on Netflix in April 2019. Considering the filming for season two wrapped up in 2020, the post-production would take around six months. So, expect Black Summer season 2 to land on Netflix in June or July 2021.
When will the trailer release?
The trailer of Black Summer season 2 is expected to release a month prior to its premiere. Meanwhile, you can watch the season one trailer right here:
If you are looking for a good Zombie thriller, we would recommend you to stream Black Summer season 1 on Netflix.