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Outer Range season 2 release date speculation, cast, plot, and news

The Outer Range season 2 release date promises more sci-fi mystery for Royal Abbott on the Prime Video series. Here's what you need to know.

Outer Range season 2 release date: Josh Brolin as Royal Abbott

When is the Outer Range season 2 release date? Seeing Josh Brolin return to the small screen after twenty years was a real treat when Outer Range first fell onto our screens in 2022.

Outer Range stars Brolin as Royal Abbott, whose life changes after coming across a mysterious black hole on his ranch. It’s the stuff the best sci-fi series are made of, and will even hit the mark for fans of the best Westerns, too. So, when can we expect to head back to Wyoming for more Abbott family drama on the streaming service’s best TV series? Here’s everything you need to know.

Outer Range season 2 release date speculation

Outer Range season 2 should return in the first half of 2024, since it wrapped filming in July 2023.

Filming of the second season wrapped in July 2023, and we expect Amazon Prime Video will confirm an official release date before the end of this year. Since the first series premiered in April 2022, we imagine they’d want to match this date in the coming year if possible.

Although there’s been plenty of time to work on post-production, there’s a chance they were holding back from committing to a release date while the Actors Strike was going on, since they would have wanted the Outer Range cast to promote it.

That said, as of November 2023, the industry strikes are now over, there’s nothing from stopping Prime Video to committing to a date. We’ll keep our eyes peeled, so be sure to check back for more details.

Outer Range season 2 release date: Josh Brolin as Royal Abbott in Outer Range season 1

Who’s in the Outer Range season 2 cast?

The good news is that Josh Brolin will be back to play Royal Abbott in the Outer Range season 2 cast, and is joined by other returning stars too.

Alongside him, Imogen Poots will reprise her role as Autumn (though she may go by the name Amy in season 2). Lili Taylor should be back as Cecilia Abbott too.

It remains to be seen whether Perry (Tom Pelphrey) will return. The last time we saw him, he was stricken with grief and disappeared into the hole. But as we know, those who enter the hole are never truly gone. (Spooky.)

Here’s the Outer Range season 2 cast:

  • Josh Brolin as Royal Abbott
  • Imogen Poots as Autumn/Amy
  • Lili Taylor as Cecilia Abott
  • Tom Pelphrey as Perry
  • Lewis Pullman as Rhett
  • Tamara Podemski as Deputy Sheriff Joy Hawk
  • Shaun Sipos as Luke Tillerson
  • Will Patton as Wayne Tillerson
  • Isabel Arraiza as Maria Olivares
  • Olive Abercrombie as Amy Abbott
  • Deirdre O’Connell as Patricia Tillerson
  • Kristen Connolly as Rebecca Abbott
  • Christian James as TBC
  • Megan West as TBC
  • Daniel Abeles as TBC
  • Kimberly Guerrero as TBC
  • Monette Moio as TBC

On the creative front, Brian Watkins stepped down as showrunner for season 2, with Charles Murray taking his place. Murray has served as executive producer on shows like Criminal Minds, Sons of Anarchy, and Luke Cage, so this could mean good things! (If the overall tone of the series remains consistent, that is.)

Outer Range season 2 release date: Imogen Poots as Autumn in Outer Range

What will Outer Range season 2 be about?

We expect the Outer Range season 2 plot will further explore the origins of the mysterious hole and its links to the very fabric of space and time.

After eight episodes of this Western/quasi-horror series, there’s still so much more to learn about the mysterious hole on the Abbott ranch and the strange things happening in Wabang, Wyoming.

The most shocking twist in the final episode of season 1 revealed Autumn (Imogen Poots) was actually Perry’s daughter and Royal’s granddaughter Amy. This mind-blowing turn of events needs further explanation, though, and we’re sure the answers to how Amy has seemingly traveled back in time will come to the surface in season 2.

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They are the big plot points that need resolving going into Outer Range season 2, but if it’s anything like season 1, there’s bound to be lots more murder and violence to come with a few more mysteries sprinkled in for good measure.

We also know that season 2 is likely going to push some boundaries, as evidenced by a nude image of Josh Brolin he posted to Instagram (below), accompanied by the caption: “Prepping for a scene for “Outer Range” Season 2. We are taking things in a different direction now. It’s a shifting world and we have to be sensitive to all. Power of example is everything, so examples we are.”

Outer Range season 2 release date: Josh Brolin's Instagram post

Is there an Outer Range season 2 trailer?

We anticipate (and hope) there will be an Outer Range season 2 trailer by the end of 2023.

We could be waiting a while still, but if the new season drops in early 2024, then we imagine we’d be getting a first look by the end of this year. There’s still time, and we know they have footage to share, considering filming wrapped several months ago.

To keep you going, you can revisit the moment Royal Abbott comes across the mysterious hole in his land in the below clip. As we all know, this is the moment that changes the Abbott family’s lives forever…Outer Range history, right here!

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Where can I watch Outer Range season 2?

Luckily, it’s all pretty simple — you’ll be able to watch Outer Range season 2 on Amazon Prime Video when it comes out.

The show is exclusive to the streaming service, so that’s the only place to watch it. You can sign up for Amazon Prime here, and once you’re in, you can take a look at our guide to everything new on Amazon Prime this month.

Outer Range season 2 release date Josh Brolin as Royal Abbott

How many episodes of Outer Range season 2 will there be?

We expect Outer Range season 2 to have eight episodes like the first season.

Although Amazon Prime hasn’t confirmed the episode count just yet, we see no reason why they’d change the formula. Still, we’ll keep our eyes peeled and update you with any developments as they arise. In the meantime…watch out for holes in the ground.

Outer Range season 2 release date: The cast of Outer Range season 1

Shows like Outer Range to watch next

We’d recommend starting with Yellowstone or Westworld if you’re looking for shows like Outer Range to keep you occupied until season 2 drops.

You’re probably leaning towards a series more Western in style, so why not check out the other best drama series that’s set on a ranch right now? Take a look at the best Yellowstone episodes to get started. (Honestly, any of the best Taylor Sheridan TV series or movies would do the trick.)

If you love a Western series, check out our guides to Yellowstone season 5 part 2, and the 6666 release date. You can also read our feature on why the Western has always been a genre for women too. And for other small-screen mysteries, take a look at the Severance season 2 release date.