The past season has been full of bumpy rides for the Pickett family. However, things get more dangerous in season 2 of Joe Pickett. Are you wondering why we say this? Last season ended on a cliffhanger, focusing on prey and hunter sports. It reveals that things will turn into nightmares for the couple as many new faces will join them whose motives are kept hidden. Among them is the star of Alita: Battle Angel. Keep reading to know more.
Based on the characters created by CJ Box, Joe Pickett follows the life of a budding gamekeeper. It depicts the struggles of Joe as he moves his family to an idyllic rural community in the Wyoming mountains. However, their lives change dramatically when Joe sees a murder victim in his backyard. It turns into a nightmare as he and his wife, Marybeth, are forced to deal with a web of secrets and schemes.
Joe Pickett Season 2: Renewal Status!
The first season later aired last December, and a few months later, Spectrum Originals renewed the show for its second season. Well, it came as no surprise as the series quickly became the critically acclaimed show of the year. Further, Spectrum Originals head Katherine Pope revealed that Joe Pickett was watched by 1 million households in its debut month, making it the most watched original before the entire season was released.
Katherine told Deadline that what was special about their show was that it connected with the audience and was just a great show. It remains unclear how it became so lucrative, but this is the beauty of the show. The characters managed to grab people’s attention over time and were lucky enough to come up with such a brilliant show.
Joe Pickett Season 2: Production Update
Shortly after the second season renewal, the showrunners took no time to chart the second season. Well, the creators already know where they want to go with the second season. So it didn’t take much time to create the scripts. The second season is currently in production. The second season was filmed in locations such as Okotoks, Alberta and High River, Alberta.
What will happen next?
The second season will explore two storylines. One will involve Joe, and the second will focus on his wife, Marybeth. Joe seemed surprised when he heard about a dead hunter dressed as a moose. He realizes that someone is looking for hunters for some sport in Saddlestring. It will put him in a terrifying position. Meanwhile, Marybeth will be busy with her own investigation.
She will investigate a young Arapaho woman named Marissa, whose left hand suddenly disappears. In doing so, they encounter a strange person, Luke Brueggeman, one of Wild en Vis’s interns. He is quite simple, but has a good heart. He also dislikes horses, but is on a mission to find out about drunk moose.
A quick summary!
The previous season’s finale began with Joe rushing to see if Sheridan was home. Lucy and April told them he left with his mother. So he asked them to dress up and leave the place as soon as possible. He rushed to Missy and revealed that Marybeth was shot and Sheridan was missing. Meanwhile, Sheridan spotted a ship and urged it to run. However, Wacey was there and tried to shoot it. It caused Sheridan to hide nearby. Meanwhile, Deputy Sheriff McLanahan drove to the station and found Sheriff Barnum drunk. Barnum told them they weren’t paying enough to catch criminals like Nate.
But McLanahan realized something was wrong. As for Wacey, he was chasing Sheridan, who was hiding under his truck. Joe tried to contact the police to find out where Marybeth was. Joe rallied, but soon someone fired in his direction. Within seconds, he shot a man, grabbed his rifle, and fired in the direction of the truck. Hank told Arlen to call Mom when Joe started driving to find out about her position. Hank started dumping gasoline on the truck to burn it.
Joe Pickett Season 2: Cast Details
News recently surfaced that Keean Johnson, star of Alita: Battle Angel, has joined the drama as a series regular. Three returning cast members have been promoted to series regulars along with him. These include Vivienne Guynn (April Keeley), Aadila Dosani (Cricket Ludlow) and Chad Rook (Deputy McLanahan). Apart from them, the main cast will return to reprise their roles. These include Michael Dorman as Joe Pickett and his on-screen wife Marybeth Pickett (Julianna Guill). Sharon Lawrence as Missy, Mustafa Speaks as Nate Romanowski, and Paul Sparks as Wacey Hedeman will also return. Skywalker Hughes (Sheridan Pickett) joins Kamryn Pilva (Lucy Pickett) and David Alan Grier (Vern Dunnegan).
Joe Pickett Season 2: Release date
As of now, the creator has not yet announced the Joe Pickett season 2 release date. However, since the show is currently in production, we can expect it to wrap up earlier next year. In addition, the post-production work will take a few months to complete. So we expect season 2 of Joe Pickett to air in mid-2023. Stay tuned. TechRadar247 will keep you posted.