‘The OA’ Season 2: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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It’s been one hell of a long wait for season 2 of The OA but now we know The OA returns in March! It’s been over two years since the first season’s release, and it’s safe to say fans are eager for more. With release imminent, here’s all you’ll need to know for season two of The OA, including cast, plot, release date, and trailer.

The OA is a Netflix Original sci-fi drama created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. Marling herself stars in the lead role as Praire, while Batmanglij directs the series. The first season was released in late 2016, so it’s been a long wait for The OA’s fierce and loyal fanbase. There was radio silence on renewal for a long time, and many fans thought that Netflix had given the series the boot. To great joy, the series was renewed, but it’s been one hell of a long wait for the release of the second season.

The OA Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

The Cast: The OA Season 2

Many cast members from the first season will be returning to reprise their roles in season 2!

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen heard/them before?
Prairie Johnson Brit Marling Another Earth, The East, Sound of My Voice
Homer Emory Cohen Brooklyn, The Place Beyond the Pines, War Machine
Steve Winchell Patrick Gibson Guerrilla, What Richard Did, The White Princess
Buck Vu Ian Alexander Every Day, déjà vu
Dr. Hunter Jason Isaacs Harry Potter, The Patriot, Peter Pan
Betty Broderick-Allen Phyliss Smith Inside Out, The Office, Bad Teacher
Jesse Brendan Meyer The Guest, Andy, Mr. Young
Alfonso ‘French’ Sosa Brandon Perea Dance Camp, Figure it Out
Scott Brown Will Brill The Eyes of My Mother, Not Fade Away, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rachel Sharon Van Etten Win Win, The Fundamentals of Caring, Twin Peaks


What to expect: The OA Season 2

It’s hard to predict what’s going to happen in a show like The OA. An official synopsis was given alongside the release of the promotional material:

The “mind-bending” story returns with The OA Part II, which follows OA as she navigates a new dimension, one in which she had a completely different life as a Russian heiress, and one in which she once again finds herself as Hap’s captive. Part II introduces Karim Washington, a private detective tasked with finding a missing teen, Michelle Vu. His path crosses with OA, as they try to solve the mystery of Michelle’s whereabouts and a house on Nob Hill connected to the disappearance of several teenagers. Meanwhile, back in the first dimension, BBA, Angie and the boys find themselves on a journey to understand the truth behind OA’s story and the incredible realities she described.

Photos: The OA Season 2

Episode Count: The OA Season 2

Part 2 will also have eight episodes and all eight episodes will be available to watch upon release. Each episode is roughly one hour in length.

Trailer: The OA Part 2

Good lord, they should have released this ages ago! After watching the trailer for the next season the hype is real!

Netflix Release Date: The OA Season 2

After what has been years of waiting, we finally have a release date for part two of The OA! The next season will drop on Friday, the 22nd of March.

Final Season: The OA Part 2

It’s currently unknown if Part 2 will be the final season of The OA. We don’t believe it will be the last season, but we could be waiting a significantly long time for part three. The continuation of The OA will entirely depend on how well Part 2 is received by fans.

Are you excited about part two of The OA? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.