After the takeover of the OTT platforms by the success of Money heist, breaking bad, etc, mystery drama had become the new black and the most sought-after formula to success. Although, given that we have some of the greatest web series in the mystery drama genre, the competition is cutthroat.
The OA proved with its first season that it isn’t just any other mystery drama, but a potential classic, for the massive fan base it has. It is a television sitcom of the mystery drama genre, encompassing science fiction, supernatural, and fantasy.
It premiered on Netflix on December 16, 2016, and had millions of people watch it across the globe. Ever since its second season went off air, (you can still stream it on Netflix), fans of the show have been eagerly waiting for the release of its third season. Will there be a third season to the show? If yes, what shall it be about and will there be any new actors? Let’s find out.
|TV Series:||The OA|
|Premier:||December 16, 2016|
|Directed by:||Brit Marling
|Star cast:||Brit Marling
Sharon Van Etten
More about the show:
The OA is an American mystery drama series that streamed on Netflix. It belongs to the genre of Mystery, Drama, Science fiction, Supernatural, and Fantasy. It has been helmed by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. The show stars Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson, Phyllis Smith, Alice Krige, Patrick Gibson, Brendan Meyer, Brandon Perea, Ian Alexander, Jason Isaacs, Sharon Van Etten, Paz Vega, Will Brill, Chloe Levine, and Kingsley Ben-Adir. The Theme music composer of the series is Rostam Batmanglij and its background score has been given by Rostam Batmanglij, Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans, Jay Wadley, John Rossiter, and Aaron Olson.
The series was originally made in the United States and the language English. It has had two of its seasons released till now and both have had a total of 16 episodes. The show has been produced by Jill Footlick, and Ashley Zalta, and its executive producers are Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Sarah Esberg, Michael Sugar, Alison Engel, Blair Fetter, and Nina Wolarsky.
It has been produced in locations like New York City, Orange County, New York, and Groton, Connecticut. Its Cinematography has been accomplished by Lol Crawley, Steven Meizler, and Magnus Nordenhof Jønck. The editors of The OA are Jonathan Alberts, Geraud Brisson, Matthew Hannam, Lisa Lassek, Andrew Weisblum, Alex O’Flinn, Neil Meiklejohn, Luke Ciarrocchi, Blake Holland, and Saela Davis
The plot of the first season of The OA revolves around Prairie Johnson, who is a young woman who went missing for seven years. She is an adopted child. After some time, she resurfaces and starts to address herself as “the OA”. The OA is the abbreviation for “the original angel”. On being interrogated by the FBI, Johnson refuses to cooperate with the FBI and her parents and does not tell them where she was for these seven years and how she got her eyesight back. Instead of taking help from the cops, she forms her own little squad, tells them about her story, and asks for their help to rescue the other people who went missing.
The second season of the show is about OA landing in San Francisco by traversing through different dimensions. She tries to rescue the captives from her former captor Hap. She starts helping an investigation that is supposed to find a little girl who went missing. The only two prompts they have are an old house with supernatural stories about it and an online puzzle game. At the same time, a series of mishaps try to distract OA from her plan.
Brit Marling featured in the role of Prairie Johnson, and Emory Cohen played the role of Homer Roberts. Scott Wilson featured in the role of Abel Johnson and Phyllis Smith featured in the role of Betty “BBA” Broderick-Allen. Alice Krige essayed the role of Nancy Johnson and Patrick Gibson played the role of Steve Winchell.
Brendan Meyer played the character of Jesse Mills, and Brandon Perea played the role of Alfonso “French” Sosa. Ian Alexander featured as Buck/Michelle Vu, and Jason Isaacs played the role of Hunter Aloysius “Hap” Percy. Kingsley Ben-Adir played the role of Karim Washington, while Will Brill essayed the role of Scott Brown.
Sharon Van Etten played the character of Rachel DeGrasso, and Paz Vega featured in the role of Renata Duarte. Chloe Levine played the role of Angie, and Hiam Abbass played the role of Khatun in season 1. Actors like Zoey Todorovsky, Marcus Choi, Robert Eli, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Sean Grandillo, Zachary Gemino, Harry Hains, Riz Ahmed, Robert Morgan, Michael Cumpsty, Bria Vinaite, Zendaya, etc, featured in guest roles in the first and second seasons.
The OA has had two of its seasons released by now. Both seasons had 8 episodes each. The episodes of the first season were “Chapter 1: Homecoming”, “Chapter 2: New Colossus”, “Chapter 3: Champion”, “Chapter 4: Away”, “Chapter 5: Paradise”, “Chapter 6: Forking Paths”, “Chapter 7: Empire of Light”, and “Chapter 8: Invisible Self”.
The episodes of the second season were “Chapter 1: Angel of Death”, “Chapter 2: Treasure Island”, “Chapter 3: Magic Mirror”, “Chapter 4: SYZYGY”, “Chapter 5: The Medium & the Engineer”, “Chapter 6: Mirror Mirror”, “Chapter 7: Nina Azarova”, and “Chapter 8: Overview”.
Will there be OA Season 3?
The second season of the show ended on a cliffhanger and left its audience waiting for the third one to calm their nerves. Soon, Brit Marling, the protagonist and the co-creator of the show made an official statement that the show has been canceled by Netflix. Fans of the show were disturbed by the news and have decided to sign a petition to make the makers bring the show back to them.