Christmas just came early for fans of the mysterious Netflix series The OA. Building up the anticipation, star and co-writer Brit Marling revealed that filming on the second season starts next month.
The first season, which aired in December 2016, drew mixed reviews but garnered a passionate fan base — the response from viewers was so strong that Netflix greenlighted a second season only six weeks after the first premiered. And now fans can rejoice once more, because Season 2 is officially written and ready to be brought to life.
“Excited and terrified by the road map of these 8 scripts, which took us all summer and fall to write,” Marling tweeted on Saturday. “Shooting Part II of @The_OA starts Jan 2018. Here goes something…”
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Excited and terrified by the road map of these 8 scripts, which took us all summer and fall to write. Shooting Part II of @The_OA starts Jan 2018. Here goes something… @z_al @BARFH pic.twitter.com/1xWKdrtXjQ
— brit marling (@britmarling) December 16, 2017
Seeing as how the Season 1 finale left fans with just as many (if not more) questions than answers, a second season really can’t come soon enough. Is Prairie, aka “the OA,” OK? Did all of this really happen, or was it just imagined?
Next to nothing has been revealed about the new season, save what Marling hinted at in her tweet. The most notable fact, of course, is that the season is mapped out in eight scripts — the first of which we can plainly see is called “Angel of Death.” The fourth reads “SYZYGY,” a word defined as “the nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies (such as the sun, moon and earth during a solar or lunar eclipse) in the gravitational system.” In other words, it’s about to get even more metaphysical up in here.
The cover photo on the first script also seems to suggest it will take place in or pertain to San Francisco. Other than that, though, fans will simply have to brush off their interpretive dance moves and wait patiently for more news from Marling.
The OA is currently slated for return sometime in mid-2018 on Netflix.