Them Season 2: Release Date, Possible Plot and More
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Amazon Prime’s ‘Them’ is a horror anthology and showrunner Little Marvin’s debut as writer and creator. The series, based in the 1950s during the turbulent Great Migration, follows a Black family who moves into an all-White neighborhood in California. Tormented by insidious spirits inside the house and bigoted neighbors next door, the family goes down a dark and sinister path as they deal with the evils of racism.

Here’s what we know about Them Season 2 so far, with updates as they happen.

Them Season 2 Renewal

Amazon Prime greenlit an initial two-season order of THEM, so season 2 is already upcoming. It is yet to be determined whether the series will have any further seasons, but as an anthology, it shouldn't be a problem to continually push out new stories.

Them Season 2 Release Date

‘Them’ season 1 was released in its entirety on April 9, 2021, on the online streaming platform Amazon Prime. Before this, the first two episodes were screened at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival on March 18, 2021, where it won the SXSW 2021 Audience Award for Episodic Premiere. The anthology series has 10 episodes, each ranging between 32 and 45 minutes long. The good news is that Amazon Studios originally commissioned 2 seasons of ‘Them’ back in 2018, with show creator Little Marvin as the writer for both, which means we have at least one more chilling season to look forward to.

Since the show is an anthology, the story for season 1 is wrapped up within the first season itself, meaning the writer could be working on the second season long before the first season even released. Considering the plot for the first season had been around since at least 2018 when the show was pitched, it is highly likely that the script for season two is well in the works and possibly even finished. There are, however, no updates on filming for season 2. Marvin has hinted at the themes that carry forward into the next season but remains tight-lipped about any other details regarding production and release date. Seeing how long production for the first season took, the earliest we can expect to see ‘Them’ season 2 is Summer 2022, according to thecinemaholic.

Them Season 2 Cast

Photo: screenrant
Photo: screenrant

‘Them’ season 1 has an extensive cast portraying the Emory family and the various characters, natural and paranormal, who torment them. The ensemble consists of Deborah Ayorinde as Lucky Emory, Ashley Thomas as her husband Henry, Shahadi Wright Joseph as the older Emory daughter Ruby, and Melody Hurd as the younger daughter Gracie, while Christopher Heyerdahl and Alison Pill essay the main antagonists.

Considering ‘Them’ is an anthology series, with each season featuring a different storyline and period, it is likely that we will not see the Emory family (at least in its current generation) again. Since the show focuses on the stories of minorities and their experiences of terror, we might just see some of the actors who portray malevolent characters in season 1 return for season 2 as well. However, there is a high probability that the cast for season 2 will be almost entirely different.

Them Season 2 Possible Plot

THEM season 1 ended the saga of the Emorys, so season two will move on to a new story with new characters. There are no story details released for THEM season 2, but it may shift the time period and location to explore the show’s Black horror themes in a different setting. More details are upcoming about THEM season 2, but Little Marvin is sure to have another terrifying story in the works, Screenrant reported.

How Did Them Season 1 End?

With a whole lot of horror and one gut-punch of a finale. First let’s get one loose end out of the way: Betty (Alison Pill).

Midway through Them: Covenant, Betty was taken by her flirty milkman George (Ryan Kwanten). It turned out he was less of a heartthrob and more of a crazed kidnapper. George took Betty to his farm and trapped her inside of his bunker. When she tried to escape, he shot her on sight. So Betty is dead, even though her nosey neighbors will never know that.

Back to the Emory. Them Episode 10 opened on a harrowing situation. After slowly losing her mind at the hands of her racist neighbors and cursed house, Lucky (Deborah Ayorinde) was hospitalized. Though her doctor insisted she was doing what was best, Lucky knew better. She was about to be lobotomized. Meanwhile, Henry (Ashley Thomas) wasn’t in a much better situation. While trying to escape the neighborhood, Henry and his girls were surrounded by some of those very neighbors who wanted to know what happened to Betty. Of course, Henry had no idea, and of course, they didn’t believe him. They beat Henry up and tried to hang him all in front of Ruby (Shahadi Wright Joseph) and Gracie (Melody Hurd).

Lucky managed to escape the hospital just as Henry escaped his captors. He almost shot Marty’s (Pat Healy) baby as well but changed his mind at the last minute. Instead, he fled into the house with his daughters, and Lucky quickly joined them. As she entered, a ring of fire encircled the building. Do you know Episode 8’s flashback to curses and magic? That was very much real and Lucky, whether she knew it or not, harnessed it.

The Emory matriarch returned to a fractured home. One by one Lucky saved the members of her family who were all trapped inside their own supernatural hell. For Gracie, it was being spanked by her fictional teaching idol, Miss Vera. For Ruby, it was being strangled by her own mother. And for Henry, it was reckoning with his own blackface-wearing ghost.

Henry tried to get Lucky to leave the house, but she wasn’t done yet. After telling her children, “We’re not running from them. We’re not running from anyone anymore,” she walked into the basement and confronted her own demon. Get ready for Lucky vs. The Black Hat Man (Christopher Heyerdahl).

The Black Hat Man tried to lure Lucky to stay with him forever by bringing Lucky’s baby boy back to life. But Lucky saw through his tricks. Instead, she took the rosary from him and said, “I see you,” calling this man out on his years of hypocrisy and using the Lord’s name as an excuse to abuse others. It worked, and The Black Hat Man burst into flames.

A happy ending for everyone, right? Wrong. So very very wrong. While the Emory were dealing with their own demons, both inner and literal, their neighbors were calling the cops. Them: Covenant ended with the Emory holding onto one another with the police pointing guns at them while Nina Simone’s “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” plays. We have no idea what happened to Emory. But if America’s history is any indication, then an unfair prison sentence is the best-case scenario, Decider wrote.

Them Season 2 trailer

Photo: amazonadviser
Photo: amazonadviser

Of course, without filming, there is no trailer just yet. Most of the time, a teaser trailer will come about a month or two before the release date. The full trailer can then arrive a couple of weeks before, Amazonadviser noted.

All About ‘Them

Them is one of the most terrifying and power-packed anthologies showcasing the events revolving around the turbulent Great Immigration in the 1950s. Little Marvin, the show writer, has marked his debut with the series and given a glimpse of his incredible writing skills in the first part, Oracleglobe cited.

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