If you’ve been looking for a good zombie apocalypse fix lately and The Walking Dead just doesn’t cut it, then there’s a good chance you’ve already discovered (or need to discover) one of Netflix’s newest sci-fi TV shows, Black Summer.
Black Summer Season 1 follows Rose (Jaime King), a wife and mother who becomes separated from her daughter during an evacuation right at the beginning of a zombie apocalypse. Rose quickly joins up with a ragtag group of survivors (as you do during harrowing times like a zombie uprising) as they make their way to a known safety point that should include shelter, weapons, and other survivors.
Although Season 2 hasn’t officially been confirmed, we have a good feeling that this zombie-centric show will get the green light for another round. In preparation for that green light, let’s take a look at what we can expect from Season 2.
When Is the Black Summer Season 2 Release Date?
Until Netflix officially renews Black Summer for Season 2, it’s hard to say when that season will arrive in its entirety on the streaming platform.
As is sometimes the case with Netflix shows, there’s a chance the Season 2 release date could be set for a spring 2020 release, just as Season 1 was released on April 11, 2019.
Is There a Trailer For Season 2?
There’s no trailer for Season 2.
A trailer will happen once filming has wrapped on Season 2. Unfortunately, there’s no confirmed date for when production on Season 2 will begin. If Netflix has plans to renew for Season 2 and release it in spring 2020, then production could begin in late 2019, with a trailer arriving in early 2020.
How Many Episodes Will There Be in Season 2?
An official episode order hasn’t been confirmed for Season 2. However, it’s likely Black Summer Season 2 could have 8 episodes, the same episode count as Season 1 and as listed on IMDb.
Who Is Returning For Season 2?
None of the Season 1 cast has been confirmed for Season 2 — yet.
If Season 2 picks up shortly after the events of Season 1, chances are good that three of the show’s leads — Jaime King, Justin Chu Cary, and Christine Lee — will return as Rose, Spears, and Sun, respectively. Additionally, Zoe Marlett could likely return in the role of Anna, Rose’s daughter, and Kelsey Flower could potentially return as Lance, who went MIA during Season 1.
What Is the Plot of Season 2?
Spoilers ahead for Black Summer Season 1
The plot for Black Summer Season 2 isn’t entirely clear at this point, especially because Season 1 seemed to end in a logical, satisfying place.
At the season’s end, Rose had completed her primary mission: to reunite with her daughter, from whom she’s been separated in the first episode. We actually see the pair about to reunite, effectively closing that narrative loop. Additionally, the survivor’s group Rose was a part of only had three remaining members: Rose, Sun, and Spears. With Rose having completed her own arc, Sun possibly just looking to be evacuated, and Spears’ main drive — to protect Rose so she can see her daughter — satisfied, it’s tough to tell where Season 2 will go. However, there’s still the loose end that is Lance, who separated from the group in Season 1.
Beyond that, there’s plenty of directions for Black Summer to go. If The Walking Dead taught us anything during its nearly decade-long run, it’s the notion that there are plenty of enemies, obstacles, and twists of fate ready to mess up any good survival plan in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. We wouldn’t put it past the Black Summer writers to craft a tense, twisted Season 2 even if it’s tough to guess where the story will go from here.