We love this news! This morning, Canadian network Super Channel announced a new six-episode second season of Pure with returning original cast members Ryan Robbins (who we just saw in Ghost Wars) and Alex Paxton-Beesley (Season 2 of Cardinal). As you may recall, it was one of our loved and (maybe) lost series last year, so we’re thrilled with this news!
According to the press release, Season 2 “will tell the continuing story of Noah and Anna Funk, Mennonites trying to protect their family and preserve their faith while battling drug trafficking within their community.” Filming begins in Nova Scotia later this spring.
Here’s what the network and producers had to say:
“We are thrilled to be working with Michael Amo and the team at Two East and Cineflix to bring Pure back for Canadian fans of the series,” said Melissa Kajpust, Vice President, Programming for Super Channel. “We jumped at the chance to bring this compelling drama set in a unique world to a pay-tv audience. There is so much more to the story to be told and we are excited the creators will have the creative freedom to take the story in new directions.”
Showrunner Michael Amo added, “As a storyteller, I couldn’t ask for better creative partners or more compelling characters. Noah’s path will lead him to redemption or perdition, while Anna, exiled by her community, will be forced to outsmart the new cartel kingpin all by herself. It’s going to be a fun ride.”
“We could not be more pleased and thankful to work with Super Channel to bring audiences a second season of Pure in which Michael is taking Anna and Noah on an even more conflicted and perilous journey,” said Peter Emerson, Cineflix Media President.
The second season of Pure will be produced by Two East Productions and Cineflix (Pure East 2) Inc. in association with Super Channel, WGN America, Hulu and the CBC, with the returning team of showrunner and writer Michael Amo, director and executive producer Ken Girotti (Orphan Black, Vikings) and executive producers Brett Burlock, Peter Emerson, and David MacLeod.
In Canada, you can watch the entire first season on CBC’s website. U.S. audiences can watch the first season of Pure on Hulu now, and it will arrive on WGN America later this year. Their inclusion in the producer list above bodes well for U.S. distribution of Season 2, but that hasn’t been announced yet. Deadline says it’s a go for US, but until we see the press release, we’ll not repeat that as fact just yet.
Photos Courtesy of CBC