What the cast is saying
Beyond raising the public profiles of Marling and Batmanglij, The OA also made internet stars of its lesser-known cast members. Actors like Brandon Perea, who plays overachieving athlete-scholar Alfonso "French" Sosa, and Ian Alexander, who plays the transgender teen and Pearl Jam-singing choir member Buck, had very few screen credits before starring on the show. It's likely we'll be seeing a lot more of them in the future -- hopefully in Season 2. "I certainly believe there's a lot more to the story that needs to be told," Alexander told Romper in an interview. "So I really hope we do get picked up for the next season."
It certainly seems like if they know anything, they're not about to spill the beans. When I talked to choreographer Ryan Heffington about a second season, he coyly said, "We'll see." Similarly, Brooklyn singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten, who played one of Dr. Hap's captives named Rachel and will have a role in David Lynch's upcoming Twin Peaks reboot, has been vague about the possibility of Season 2. "I have no idea," she told Billboard. "I can honestly say that they haven't told me anything. I don't know if anything happens next or what happens next. If they do something, I would love to be a part of it. I definitely want to know what happens to my character."