The OA Season 2: Netflix VP Talks New Episodes and Confirms 5 Seasons
Are you a fan of The OA? You may not have to wait much longer for new episodes.
The OA is a cult favorite with a devoted following. We were all left with a lot of questions and fans have been patiently waiting for two years for a second season of the provocative and mysterious show.
The series is about a blind woman missing for seven years who returns to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk about her seven missing years with anyone except four teenage boys whom she tells her story to in order to recruit them for a secret mission.
In early July Brit Marling, the creator and star of the show, took to Instagram and gave an update of the series status.
Being in the edit is the hardest part of filmmaking for me. When writing or acting the only real limit is your imagination. When editing you have to tell the best story with what you had time to capture rather than what you can conceive of. Some days in the edit bay on @the_oa Part II are sublime — you restructure a sequence or cut out of a scene early and the story comes alive, or, an editor shows you a cut of a scene that never worked that well on the page but sings on screen. Other days in the edit are rough duty — you come face to face with your shortcomings and have to keep going, in fact, have to be inspired by those shortcomings to find something new and more authentic than what was planned. Thankfully we have amazing editors, allies and guides — one of whom is our producer at plan b Sarah Esberg (image 2 and 3 with co-creator @z_al ). She’s due to give birth any day now and still in the edit with @z_al and me giving invaluable ideas and insights. It’s early days but I will say this — something wholly original is emerging and that feels terrifying, which to me is a good sign.
According to Indiewire, Netflix Vice President of Original Series Cindy Holland has seen the early cuts of the season two episodes meaning we shouldn’t have much longer to wait.
“The fans will be very happy.”
Holland also confirms a plan that creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij have alluded to before: that The OA is one long story being released in chunks, rather than a developing narrative that shifts to a new direction after each season. They have a plan for five total seasons.