The OA has been sneakily listed at Series Mania and season 2 looks imminent (Picture: Netflix)The OA season two has been shrouded in secrecy since Netflix’s sleeper hit became one of the most talked about television events of 2017.
However, it appears the trippy sci-fi drama starring, written by and directed by Brit Marling could be returning sooner than we all thought as a screening of The OA has been listed at the Series Mania festival in France next month.
In turn, it seems almost certain the second chapter will follow on Netflix shortly afterwards.
What’s more, the festival hasn’t listed any details… what are they hiding?
Is The OA season 2 coming next month? (Picture: Netflix)The OA follows the bizarre case of Prairie Johnson (played by Marling), a blind girl who is mysteriously cured of her blindness after going missing.
Over the course of the next eight episodes, her story unravels after she was kidnapped scientist by Hap Percy (Jason Isaacs) and locked in his basement with other abductees, before they soon realise they have all endured near-death experiences and have become guinea pigs for a strange experiment.
While Netflix are keeping all details of season two under wraps, Isaacs recently assured fans won’t have much longer to wait.
‘You won’t be holding your breath [for the second season] too long,’ he told Radio Times.
‘It has been a while coming, but it’s quality, you know. I think it’s exquisite, and unparalleled, but it’ll be worth the wait. And it won’t be too long a wait.’
Creator Marling gave fans a lengthy update on the progress of season two on her Instagram back in October last year, reasoning that The OA is a ‘new kind of storytelling’ that’s ‘neither film nor TV’.
‘We are learning every day how to best function in a completely new space with little production precedent,’ she told her 150,000 followers.
The 36-year-old elaborated: ‘TV shows are created on a yearly cycle primarily because they function off a pattern narrative. The show creator acts as a master tailor – she crafts the pattern for the original garment (pilot).
‘Then other great tailors come in and create new garments out of this same pattern. This allows for creation with great speed and also familiarity, which is one of the things we all love about great TV.
‘The OA doesn’t function this way. Our chapters vary in length, scope, and even genre. There is no pattern. As a result, at every step along the way nothing can be imitated, it has to be invented.
‘The same is true for editing. An editor may solve how best to cut chapter 3, but that learning curve doesn’t apply to chapter 5, which is a completely different genre of storytelling.’
Watch this space…
The OA season 2 is expected to arrive at some point in 2019, but now we’re hopeful it could be coming next month.
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