The BBC’s first season of Noughts and Crosses, released in 2020, garnered critical acclaim for its portrayal of racial prejudice. Since the first season ended on a cliffhanger, fans have been eagerly awaiting the second season of Noughts And Crosses to find out what’s next. Now the release date for the second season is here!
Noughts And Crosses is a British television drama series that debuted on BBC One in March 2020. The series created by Malorie Blackman is based on her 2013 novel of the same name. The show revolves around two lovers, Sephy and Callum, who belong to two completely different social backgrounds.
What to expect from Noughts And Crosses Season 2?
Sephy is the wealthy daughter of an African-American Cross politician. Callum, her childhood friend and lover of European blood, on the other hand, belongs to the oppressed sector of society, the Noughts. Yaro threatens to undermine Prime Minister Hadley’s image in the exciting finale of the first season. The minister, on the other hand, manages to ruin Yaro’s reputation by transferring false terrorist ties to him.
The Liberation Militia kidnaps Sephy and demands a $1 million ransom and her father’s resignation. He obeys for the sake of his daughter. When Sephy informs Callum that she is pregnant, they reconcile. After her father accepted their relationship, the ardent lovers left their separate homes to raise their child in peace, away from their enemies.
Noughts And Crosses Season 2 may continue to highlight the issues of Sephy and Callum wanting everyone to accept their love without bringing up their racial differences. Despite their escape, Sephy and Callum are still wanted, especially now that Sephy is expecting a child. The two lovers will have to take extra care to stay safe. The second season could potentially show which of Jack and Jude was injured or killed as a result of the gunshot heard in the final moments of the finale. It remains to be seen whether the creators will stick to the novel’s original ending. In the second season, Callum dies or the characters make their own way.
When is Noughts And Crosses Season 2 Coming?
The first season of the Noughts and Crosses premiered on Peacock on September 4, 2020. Prior to its release in the US, the show premiered on BBC One in the UK from March 5 to April 9, 2020. As the first season ended on an obscure note, the second season is very likely in the cards. Fans received news of the show’s renewal for a second season on May 21, 2021. The announcement came in the form of a Tweet from BBC Press’s handle. Speaking of the release date, Noughts And Crosses Season 2 is set to hit the BBC on April 22.
About the upcoming second season, series writer Malorie Blackman said, “So many people have asked me, ‘What happens next?’ Now they’re finding out! Now that I’ve read the scripts I think I can safely say that even those familiar with the Noughts + Crosses book series will find surprises, suspense and so much to enjoy.”
Who will return for the second season?
The cast of the British drama series includes Masali Baduza in the role of Persephone Hadley, Jack Rowan and Callum McGregor, his childhood friend. The series also stars Helen Baxendale as Meggie McGregor and Josh Dylan as Jude McGregor. Shaun Dingwall also appears as Jack Dorn, the head of the Liberation Militia.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Paterson Joseph who plays Kamal Hadley, Jonathan Ajayi who plays Lieutenant Lekan Baako, and Kiké Brimah as Minerva Hadley. Additionally, other cast members feature Rakie Ayola as Opal Folami and Bonnie Mbuli as Jasmine Hadley. And Ian Hart as Ryan McGregor. If the series is relaunched for Noughts And Crosses Season, we can expect most of the main protagonists to reprise their roles. In addition, there may be some new faces in the second season cast.
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