the oa early buzz

When Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij debuted their passion project The OA on Netflix in 2016, critics raved about the dizzying, dazzling, divisive sci-fi series that followed a young blind woman who returned after a mysterious disappearance with her sight restored. New episodes never debuted, leaving only a legacy of controversy and the memory of a weird modern dance scene in its finale. But now the series has returned, and it is as bonkers as ever.

The long-awaited second season of The OA, or as Marling and Batmanglij call it, The OA: Part II, drops on Netflix on March 22, 2019, but critics got an early peek at the series. Read about The OA Part II early buzz below.

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the oa season 2 trailer

When The OA first premiered on Netflix in 2016, it felt like a whole different world. Barack Obama was still president, the world was (a little) less in shambles, and Brit Marling‘s ambitious sci-fi series was a cult hit. It has taken three years later for the series to return for its second season, but it still feels like it came from a different world — not just for the Barack Obama mention at the beginning of the new The OA season 2 trailer, but because this second part is all about alternate universes. Prepare for another mind-blowing season with The OA Part II.

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the oa season 2

Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij debuted the ambitious sci-fi series The OA on Netflix in 2016 to instant cult favorite status, but as it reaches its two-year anniversary, there seems to be no second season in sight. With fans growing antsy, Marling took to Instagram to explain the long wait and assure them that The OA season 2 is coming.

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Netflix’s ‘The OA’ Renewed for Season 2

The OA Renewed for Season 2

Even after a full eight-episode season, The OA felt like it was just getting started. The finale raised as many questions as it answered, and left plenty of meat on the bone for future episodes to pick apart. So it’s with relief that we can report Prairie’s saga will continue on in the not-too-distant future. As of today, Netflix has officially renewed Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij‘s trippy supernatural drama for a second season.

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Brit Marling in The OA

It’s been almost two weeks since Netflix dropped The OABrit Marling and Zal Batmanglij‘s sci-fi thriller oddity. Which means a bunch of you have probably finished it by now. And if you’ve come to the end, you likely have some questions, starting with “Wait, what?” In a series of recent interviews, Marling and Batmanglij have offered their thoughts and their defenses of that shocking season finale — and to reassure you that it’s okay to laugh at it a bit.

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the oa trailer logo

Netflix has announced a new television series from Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij called The OA. I was a huge fan of their films Sound of My Voice and The East. In fact, Sound of my Voice was supposed to be the start of a digital series but instead became a film. I’m excited to see what they can do with a longer storytelling format.

Along with the announcement of this new series, which airs on Netflix this Friday, they have released a trailer. Watch The OA trailer now after the jump and find out more about this new show.

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Brit Marling in The East

Brit Marling emerged as the darling of Sundance 2011 thanks in a large part to Sound of My Voice, a chiller directed by Zal Batmanglij. The pair continued their professional relationship with 2013’s eco-terrorism thriller The East, and now they’re preparing to reunite yet again.

Only this time, it won’t be for an indie film, but for a new Netflix drama titled The OA. More on the Brit Marling Netflix project after the jump.  Read More »

‘Babylon’ TV Trailer: Danny Boyle Makes a Cop Show

Babylon

Before Danny Boyle jumps into Jobs, he’s taking a detour into television with Babylon. The British dramedy centers around the London police department, which is suffering from some serous public image issues. So Chief Constable Richard Miller (James Nesbitt) brings in some outside help in the form of Liz Garvey (Brit Marling), an American PR expert. She quickly discovers she has her work cut out for her, between a disgruntled, distrustful police force and a scandal-hungry media.

Babylon was written by Peep Show creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, and also stars Jill Halfpenny, Paterson Joseph, Bertie Carvel, and Adam Deacon. Watch the first Babylon trailer after the jump.

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The-Better-Angels

We’ve seen plenty of movies about Abraham Lincoln — including, most recently, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln — but none quite like this. The Better Angels takes place long before all of the stuff Lincoln got famous for, focusing instead on his childhood in the Indiana wilderness.

Jason Clarke and Brit Marling play the parents of the future U.S. president (played as a kid by Braydon Denney), and Diane Kruger another maternal figure. It looks a bit like Tree of Life if it were shot in black and white, and Hunter McCracken grew up to be Abraham Lincoln instead of Sean Penn. No surprise, then, that director A.J. Edwards is a Terrence Malick protégé and Malick himself produced the film.

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Better Angels trailer

The Better Angels is a “young Abraham Lincoln” story seen through the eye of director Terrence Malick. Or, in actuality, seen through the eye of Malick’s associate A.J. Edwards, here making his directorial debut with a feature that employs Malick’s visual hallmarks. Braydon Denney plays young Abe, while Brit MarlingJason ClarkeDiane Kruger and Wes Bentley round out the cast to explore the story of the President’s formative years. See the new The Better Angels trailer below. Read More »