It is a universally known fact that one cannot have too many zombie apocalypse works of entertainment. Based on this statement, we have seen many movies and TV shows that fall under this genre. Today, we are looking at one such show specific: Black Summer.
What is Black Summer?
As mentioned above, Black Summer is an action series revolving around the age of zombie apocalypse and is set in a universe by the name of “Z Nation.” The plot revolves around a mother called Rose, who is separated from her daughter Anna about six weeks after the beginning of a major zombie apocalypse. Anxious over this, she goes on to take up a quest to find her lost daughter. While at it, she joins a group of refugees in North America and is forced to make drastic decisions that she wouldn’t have to under normal circumstances.
The cast of Black Summer features Jaime King as Rose, Justin Chu Cary as Julius James, Christine Lee as Ooh “Sun” Kyungsun, Sal Velez Jr as William Velez, Kelsey Flower as Lance, and Erika Hau as Carmen. Karl Schaefer and John Hyams created the show and is produced by Jodi Binstock. Being a Netflix original, the show initially aired in 2019 for the first time.
Black Summer: Why talk about it now?
Now, you might be wondering why we’re discussing this show at this point in time. Well, we are with good reason. It has been officially announced that Black Summer has been renewed for a second season, and production is currently underway. While most of you know that this announcement had been made in September, doubts of postponement lingered with the current global health crisis hanging over us like a dark cloud.
This held true as the production of the series was pushed back by a considerable amount of time. After recent news of it being back on track, we can assume that the makers have a potential deadline in mind. However, there is yet to be an announcement on when the series will be released. If all goes well, we can say that we would catch a glimpse of it by mid-2021 – taking into consideration that the completion of filming should be done by the end of 2020 for this to be possible.
Black Summer Season 2: what to expect
With most of the cast returning for the new season of Black Summer, we can say that the makers are looking to retain some of the essence of the previous season with the new installment. Speculations regarding the new plot have been out there for some time now, but no concrete plotline has been established. Season 1 saw Rose reuniting with her daughter after a harrowing journey through the apocalypse. That being the major arc of season 1, we know that season 2 would take up something new and different for Rose and the group to deal with. 2021 calls for a good apocalypse drama, and we know that Black Summer just might be the one we’re looking for if everything goes according to plan.