Last year’s sleeper hit, The Order, is back this week with its second season on Netflix, and we have a spoiler-free preview of what’s in store straight from some of the cast and producers!
First, here’s the official logline courtesy of Netflix:
In Season 2 of The Order, the lines between good and evil are more obscure than ever. The Knights struggle to regain their memories stolen from them by The Order and they crave retribution. But vengeance is hard to plan when you’re also fighting murderous magicians, strange cults and life-threatening demons. Does anyone even go to class anymore?
Last summer during San Diego Comic-Con, we took part in round table interviews with series creator/showrunner Dennis Heaton, writer/executive producer Shelley Eriksen, and actors Katharine Isabelle (Vera Stone) and Louriza Tronco (Gabrielle Dupres). Here is what they teased about the show’s sophomore season.
The story left off in a very interesting spot at the end of the first season, so you might be wondering how the writers are going to turn it around. Never fear! Heaton enthusiastically addressed concerns that fans may have. “One of the things I’m most excited about is writing ourselves out of that corner we put ourselves into at the end of Season 1,” he explained. “There’s always been a plan on what we were going to do to the Knights after the Order and taking their memory away, and it was the first story I wanted to tell.”
Heaton also gave us an idea of the overarching themes for Season 2 as a whole: “In terms of the season itself, it’s a continuation of the exploration of the things that were important from Season 1, which is that friction between institutional obligation and personal ambition as well as the pressures of friendship, especially under the intense circumstances that these kids are running in.”
Of course, we all can’t wait to see what happens with Jack (Jake Manley) following the events of the Season 1 finale. The writers also teased that they’re going to unravel some of the mystery about Jack’s late mom, Chloe. “Jack’s entire life has basically been shaped by the loss of his mother,” said Heaton. “So he will continue to unpack and explore that personally, as he’s trying to figure out what kind of person he wants to be following the successful completion of his plan.” Ericksen added, “And we’re going to learn more about Chloe through Jack.”
Katharine Isabelle, who plays Vera Stone, was tight-lipped about what’s in store for her character, but she did share one intriguing detail: “The first two episodes are dealing with the wreckage of the last season, and there is a new, interesting character that’s going to be around.”
As for Gabrielle, it sounds as if she won’t be feeling any guilt following her actions in the first season. “Gabrielle knows she messed up but she really doesn’t care,” Tronco shared. “She was given this assignment and it’s not her fault. Did she take it too far? Absolutely, but I think she’s trying to come into Season 2 with a clean slate.”
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