The Amazon Prime Video executives are clearly beginning to find their groove, as evidenced by recent releases such as Good Omens, The Boys, and, of course, their smash hit series Fleabag. Though they’re still playing catch-up with streaming rival Netflix when it comes to original content, the Amazon Prime Video executives are clearly beginning to find their groove, earning scores of new viewers with recent releases such as Good Omens, The Boys, and of course, their smash hit series Fleabag. Hunters, a legitimate shocker of a drama series set to premiere in 2020, landed the streamer in the midst of some controversy after he teamed up with getting Out creator Jordan Peele for the project.
In the series, which is set in late-1970s New York, the characters are a ragtag group of badasses (led by screen legend Al Pacino) who have banded together to track down Nazi officials who managed to escape World War II and went into hiding, only to return to work clandestinely to create the Fourth Reich. Using this as a starting point, Peele and showrunner David Weil conjured a stylish, hyper-violent saga that blends both fictional and real-world elements to drive its Tarantino-esque narrative. Peele and showrunner David Weil Hunting did appear to push some very wrong buttons for the people behind the Auschwitz Memorial, who blasted the show for its “dangerous foolishness,”, particularly during certain scenes set within the concentration camp itself, according to the series’ producers.
Even putting aside the controversy, season 1 of Hunters proved to be a bit divisive among critics and audiences alike, though many were willing to overlook the series’ flaws because it frequently delivered the goods in terms of high drama, explosive action, and unexpected narrative twists. If you’ve already seen the first season of Hunters, you’re probably aware that the season finale episode contained a few surprises of its own. Fortunately, Amazon executives are not planning to abandon fans of the series after the series’ dizzying cliffhangers, as the show has just been renewed for a second season on the streaming service.
Hunters season 2 is currently underway, and here’s everything we know so far.
Hunters Season 2 Release Date
After much deliberation, we’ll go ahead and issue a proper Spoiler Warning for Hunters season 1, because there will undoubtedly be a few more episodes in the future. To clarify, if you’re currently binge-watching the first season or intend to do so in the future, the finale twists are absolutely mind-blowing and should not be revealed ahead of time because they are so shocking. Consider yourself forewarned.
For those of you who were among the exploded-head viewers who were caught off guard by those twists, you were no doubt immediately eager to learn not only if, but when season 2 of Hunters would arrive so you could find out where the hell this insane story was going. Hunters fans were subjected to a bit of a torture session by Amazon Studios executives, who made us wait a couple of months for an announcement about the show’s second season. However, the announcement has now been made official. After learning that we will, in fact, be able to discover just how deep this Nazi-infested rabbit hole goes, the obvious question is when we will be able to dive back in for yet another round of bloody Hunters mayhem.
Although there is no official release date for Hunters’ second season, Amazon has not yet announced when the show will return for a third season. And, given the fact that film and television productions around the world will undoubtedly be hindered at best for an extended period of time, it’s impossible to predict when season 2 of Hunters will be able to get in front of the cameras. With that in mind, we’d still predict that Hunters season 2 will be released on Amazon Prime Video sometime in the latter half of 2022. However, we wouldn’t be surprised if the film’s release date is pushed back to 2023.
Hunters Season 2 Cast
Hunters’ second season is expected to premiere sometime in the near future, but we should have a good idea of which characters will and will not be returning to action in the upcoming season by now. As a result, we’ll start with the players who won’t be returning to the field for the new season to get things started. Unfortunately, the most well-known character from season 1 of Hunters will not be returning for the second season. The actor in question is, of course, Al Pacino. Except for the 2003 HBO venture Angels in America, which is technically a “miniseries event,” the legendary actor had never appeared in a television series of any kind before Hunters premiered.
However, it was revealed in the season finale that Pacino was, in fact, a big bad Nazi himself and that he was one of the primary targets of the killer crew that he was leading. Pacino played squad leader Meyer Offerman in every episode of the Hunters’ first season. Ultimately, his death at the hands of his protege Jonah was the result of that revelation (Logan Lerman). While Al Pacino will no longer be appearing in the series, fans can take comfort in the fact that the majority of the Hunters crew (with the exception of Saul Rubinek’s Murray, who met the noblest end in season 1) will return for season 2.
On that list are people like Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Josh Radnor, Carol Kane, Louis Ozawa, Tiffany Boone, and Kate Mulvaney, to name just a few names. Greg Austin, Dylan Baker, and Lena Olin are all expected to reprise their roles as members of Hunters’ nefarious Fourth Reichers in the upcoming season. Following the shocking revelation in Hunters’ season 1 finale, they’ll be joined by an unnamed actor who will be tasked with bringing the embodiment of evil himself, Adolf Hitler, to life. And, yes, it will be very interesting to see who will take on the role of the president.
Hunters Season 2 Plot
Now that we’ve gotten a better sense of when and who will be returning for Hunters season 2, the question is what will happen to the titular crew in the upcoming season. Even though we don’t have a lot of information about what will happen next with the Hunters, we’re 100 percent certain that the morally murky waters in which they swim will only become murkier in the upcoming season.
It’s a safe bet that Lerman’s Jonah will also be playing a more prominent role in the series going forward, and we’re confident that season 2 will find the majority of the cast dealing with the ramifications of Meyer’s emergence as “The Wolf.” It’s also a safe bet that season 2 of Hunters will find the gang jetting to Europe in an attempt to cut off the head of the Fourth Reich snake at its source, as hinted at the conclusion of season 1.
Unfortunately, they are unaware that the current head of the would-be Fourth Reich (and former “head” of the Third Reich) is currently alive and well, residing in South America with his wife Eva Braun and their super-creepy blonde-haired progeny, who are also currently alive and well. As things stand, Joe Mizushima, played by Louis Ozawa, is the only member of the crew who is aware of this horrifying piece of information, as he was last seen battered, bruised, and deeply confused before being dragged away to feast alongside Adolf and Eva.
While it’s unclear exactly what Hitler and his minions have in mind for the deadly Mizushima, showrunner David Weil recently teased to Refinery 29 that Hitler has plans to use him “as a weapon for them.” If you’ve ever seen that character in action, you’re probably aware that he’s capable of doing a lot of damage to anyone who gets in his way. Assuming, however, that he is resilient enough to avoid being influenced and/or brainwashed by his Nazi captors.
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Hunters Season 2 Trailer
The premiere date for Hunters’ second season is set for 2023. As a result, they don’t have a trailer. The Hunters Season 1 trailer can be found at the link provided.