'Another Life' Season 2 Release Date and Plot for the Netflix Sci-Fi Show

Here's everything we know so far.

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By David Opie

With so many sci-fi options to choose from these days, there’s something rather comforting about Another Life, the new Netflix show that draws inspiration from all of your favorites to create something new.

Created by showrunner Aaron Martin, Season 1 of Another Life follows Katee Sackhoff in the role of Niko Breckenridge as she ventures into space on a dangerous mission to save humanity. A strange alien artifact has appeared on our planet and while earth-bound scientists investigate its origins, only her crew can save us from the danger that awaits.

While Battlestar Galactica alum Sackhoff explores the edges of space for answers, we here at Inverse are on a mission of our own to share everything you need to know about Another Life Season 2, so grab your space helmet and join us as we set off for the cosmos.

Spoilers for the first season of Another Life below.

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'Another Life'

Is Another Life Renewed for Season 2?

Netflix usually takes a few weeks to analyze its data before confirming a series renewal, so it should come as no surprise that Another Life Season 2 isn’t officially on the cards just yet.

Unfortunately, the reviews for Season 1 haven’t exactly been stellar, combining to reach a disappointing score of 6% on Rotten Tomatoes. Then there’s also the cost of the show’s many special effects to consider as well.

However, actor and producer Katee Sackhoff remains hopeful, telling Collider that she has plenty of plans for Another Life if it’s renewed in the future: “So, we know where the show potentially will go for the first three seasons… I love this character, and I love the cast and the crew, and I want to do everything in my power to see it come back, for many years.”

When Is the Another Life Season 2 Release Date?

If Netflix does renew Another Life for a second season, it could still take light years to reach us. The streaming service often puts shows on hiatus for at least a year between seasons and with the considerable special effects required here, a second outing might not arrive until at least 2020. Impatient fans should just pop into the nearest Soma tube and hibernate until the second season arrives.

'Another Life' season 2 release date
'Another Life'

What Happened at the End of Another Life Season 1?

For most of Season 1, the action is split between Niko in space and her husband Erik (Justin Chatwin), who leads the scientific expedition on earth. Through their investigations, we eventually learn that the aliens who have shown an interest in humanity aren’t peaceful at all.

The Achaia – as they’ve come to be known – are hellbent on our destruction, but with the help of social influencer Harper Glass (Selma Blair), the aliens convince everyone on earth that their intentions are peaceful. Unfortunately, Erik doesn’t realise that Glass is being controlled by the Achaia. In fact he believes that the aliens might be his daughter’s last hope. Jana (Lina Renna) has leukemia, so at the end of Season 1, he brings her to them in hope of a cure. Meanwhile, Niko fights to return home in time to warn everyone about the devastation soon heading their way.

What’s the Plot of Another Life Season 2?

If Another Life is renewed for a second season, then the story will presumably pick up right where Season 1 left off, following Niko as she heads home to warn humanity about the Achaia and their true intentions.

As far as she knows, the aliens intend to destroy earth, but their plans might turn out to be more complicated than that. Instead of killing off the human race, the Achaia might try to subjugate them. This was hinted at in the Season 1 finale when the aliens mind-controlled Glass, using her to manipulate the population and keep humanity unaware of what’s really going on.

If control is their endgame, then it’s likely that Erik will also be hypnotized given that he was last seen heading into the Artifact for help. Call us cynical, but that might put a strain on his marriage once Niko eventually returns to earth.

'Another Life' season 2 release date
'Another Life'

Who Will Be in Another Life Season 2?

Two people who almost certainly won’t be back are Sasha (Jake Abel) and the Salvare’s original captain, Ian (Tyler Hoechlin), although you should never say never in the world of sci-fi.

It seems likely that the rest of the main cast will return though, possibly with some new additions to the ship’s crew as well. As the show points out early on, there are plenty more potential characters sleeping in the soma tubes and any one of them could be woken up and join the cast if needed.

If the producers are smart, they’ll try to book in some more fan favorite stars from Battlestar Galactica to join Sackhoff again in space.

Is There a Another Life Season 2 Trailer Yet?

Without an official renewal on our hands, it’s impossible to say yet when a trailer for Another Life Season 2 will drop. In the meantime, check out the first season’s trailer above and remember, if an alien artifact suddenly appears on the grass outside your home, treat it with caution.

Another Life Season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.

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