The Zombie-thriller series, Black Summer is making a comeback with its season 2 on Netflix very soon. Due to the global pandemic, the production of Black Summer season 2 was halted for the majority of 2020 until September 2020. So let’s get you covered up about all the details including the releases date, storyline and filming dates of the upcoming season.
The show is created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams, the series is a Netflix original zombie-thriller that first premiered on 11 April 2019. The series is set in the exact Universe as Z-nation. It is stamped as the prequel to the popular crazy zombie series but it’s more like a spiritual successor than anything else. The series is much better with an intimate and darker approach in comparison with its corresponding series.
The show is set years prior to the incidents of Z-nation. In the time of the darkest days of the Apocalypse, a helpless mother, Rose played by Jamie king, comes together with a bunch of strangers to locate her lost daughter and their loved ones. Even though the series has some spiritual connections to Z-nation but it’s set on a very distinct timeline from the sci-fi series which stays cancelled to the present day.
Netflix Renewal status of Black Summer season
Normally, It takes Netflix one or two months to renew its shows, revealing information through its social media accounts mostly. But it was dead silent for Black Summer until October 2019. In October 2019, an auction was noticed on eBay and a website named HollywoodCharityAuction.com that gave fans a chance to visit the set of the show. Both of these implied that the Black Summer season 2 was due to start shooting in late 2019.
Later on, In November 2019, Netflix’s official NX account announced that Black summer will be returning soon with season 2. Jamie King who plays Rose and is also the producer of the show took to her Twitter account and expressed her joy about the arrival of the second season. Kylie Newman also announced that Jamie will be producing the Black Summer season 2 as well. In another tweet, Jamie expressed her happiness on producing and starring in the show with the incredible cast and crew.
How’s the production going on for Black Summer season 2?
The shooting for Black Summer season two began in 2020. Later on, it was postponed for two weeks on March 18th, 2020. The filming was supposed to start again as soon as possible in April 2020. Due to the pandemic, production went to an endless halt. Later in July 2020, a new production weekly report declared that the filming for season 2 was due to start again on 17 August 2020.
Since then, a new report surfaced that the filming has been pushed back till 3 September 2020. According to many sources, the filming has once again begun in Calgary, Canada confirmed by none other than Karl Schaefer on Twitter in late November.
In September 2020, Black Summer season 2 was officially back on track. We got to know this through some comments, one of them stated that the cast and crew were filming for two weeks straight in a town, High River Alberta and they were headed to the south of Calgary for an airstrip scene.
Later on, some Reddit posts were saying that the filming has wrapped up in late October or November but no official statement has been out yet.
Expectations from the upcoming season of Black Summer
Since season 1 ended there has been a conflict on whether the show needs a second season or not. Season one ended on a somewhat happy note when Rose and her daughter were about to reunite offering viewers one of the rare happy moments in the first season.
From the Group of strangers working together to find their loved ones, Sun, Rose and Spears were the only ones who survived the journey to the stadium. Rose’s story finishes up after she’s reunited with her lost daughter. Spears’ only motivation was to survive this apocalypse and help Rose find her lost daughter. On the other hand, Sun who didn’t even know one word of English might just have been looking to vacate.
The sole survivor who had the motivation to continue the story was Vallez. Unfortunately, Rose had to mercy kill him as he was slowing the group down because of his injury. Also, Lance was absent often as he was running away from a swelling herd of zombies.
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Talking about the herd of zombies, the tsunami was heavily implied during the first season, but it never happened. If Black Summer comes back for a second season, the tidal surge of zombies can’t be too far aware, but speculating how ineffective the protagonists are at slaying zombies, it’ll be the end when it comes.
There can be so much more to Black Summer, especially if the plans are for the show to connect with Z-Nation. We’d love to watch the story of Black Summer go into detail about the incident that’s spoken of on Z-Nation. Mass famine, paranoia, and terror made that summer one of the toughest periods of the apocalypse, which should be scrutinized in vaster details in the upcoming season.