When is The OA Season 2 coming out?
The first season of The OA arrived with very little pre-release hype. After some grainy footage appeared on Twitter, the first official trailer dropped on December 12, 2016 and the series itself premiered on Netflix four days later. The strategy was an effective way to generate attention and quickly the show was frequently discussed in the same breathless manner usually reserved for Beyoncé albums. Since then, with the Super Bowl surprise of The Cloverfield Paradox, Netflix has gotten even more calculated in the ways they use these release strategies to generate hype.
That's a long way of saying we don't know when The OA Season 2 is coming out -- and probably won't know for a while. We do know that filming started in January 2018, and given the production schedule, a release in the first half of 2019 seems likely. Like most of the show's mysteries, there aren't many resolutions to be found here -- only more questions.
Based on Marling's frequent Instagram musings, though, we can speculate! It seems as if production is just about complete for team OA, because as of recent, Marling's shared they're busy wrapping up editing, additional dialogue recording, and sound mixing, so it’s only a matter of time until the whole thing comes together.
Also, back in July, Netflix’s Vice President of Original Series Cindy Holland told IndieWire she had seen a couple of episodes -- meaning if that was in July, they must be in the home stretch. She said, “I’ve seen some early cuts and the fans will be very happy." Holland also added that the series was always intended as a “five-season arc,” and those plans are likely still a go, so if you aren't anxious enough for the next installment, just know there's more down the line, too.
How many episodes will there be?
The second season will consist of eight episodes, the same number of chapters as the first.