Upon finishing The OA’s first season back in 2016, most viewers probably found the Netflix original series as nonsensical as they did fascinating. Though it had garnered some comparisons to Stranger Things, which premiered earlier that year, The OA got a lot weirder than Stranger Things’ delightful play on ‘80s nostalgia.
With a plot that featured altered states of consciousness, near death experiences, talk of angels, and interpretive dance, calling The OA “oblique” just scratched the surface. But I must admit, for as often as I found the series frustrating — which was quite often — I was also never not intrigued by its otherworldliness. Which is to say, I’m in for another season.
However, it’s been more than two years since the first season aired. Is it worth diving back into The OA’s strangeness? Netflix and series creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij seem to think so; season two arrives on Netflix on March 22, 2019. And if the above trailer is any indication, The OA’s second season looks to be just as strange as its first, if not moreso, as the characters find themselves in another dimension where, among other things, Barack Obama was never president.
Entertainment Weekly has more details, including new characters and statements from Marling and Batmanglij about the new season’s direction and tone.
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