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Lodge 49 Season 2: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

August 13, 2019
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‘Lodge 49’ is an American comedy tv series that airs on AMC show and has been inspired by the novella ‘The Crying of Lot 49’ by Thomas Pynchon. Produced in Georgia, the USA, it is created by Jim Gavin. The story revolves around an ex-surfer who joins a fraternal lodge (that offers cheap beer and strange philosophies) after the death of his father and the collapse of his family business. AMC had struggled for a long time to find a show with the right mix of humor, drama, and weirdness. And ‘Lodge 49’ is just the apt addition to its catalog which successfully defines this genre.

After receiving quite a good amount of favorable reviews from its audience after the release of the first season, ‘Lodge 49’ was renewed for a second installment. Here is everything we know about the latest season.

Lodge 49 Cast: Who’s in it?

The AMC show stars Wyatt Russell (in the lead role) as the protagonist — Sean Dudley aka Dud, a true California dude. All he wanted to do in life was to surf in the mornings, help his father with his job of cleaning swimming pools for the rest of the day, and indulge in some chilling at night. He is the founder of Lodge 49 and looks forward to leading a happy, carefree life.

Joining Dud is Brent Jennings as Ernie Fontaine, a plumbing salesman and long-term member of Lodge 49. Sonya Cassidy is Liz Dudley, Dud’s twin sister, who works as a waitress. Linda Emond plays Connie Clark, an old-school journalist and the wife of Scott. She is also a member of the lodge. Eric Allan Kramer enacts the character of Scott Wright, a Long Beach Port Harbor Patrol officer and a straight shooter. He is married to Connie. David Pasquesi stars as Blaise St. John, a bartender at Lodge 49 and runs his own pot dispensary. He believes in the philosophy of alchemy.

The above actors constitute the lead cast of ‘Lodge 49’. Season 2 of the series sees all of the above stars returning to reprise their original roles.

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Lodge 49 Plot: What is it about?

‘Lodge 49’ is a modern fable set in Long Beach, California, USA. The storyline is centered on Dud, an amiable ex-surfer who endeavors to maintain his positive perspective on life while still recovering from the death of his father, the collapse of the family business, and any outward appearance of the ideal middle-class life he leads. Dud finds himself placed by fate at the doorstep of Lodge 49, home to the Antediluvian and Benevolent Order of the Lynx, a dusty dying fraternal order. There he meets his counselor/mentor, Ernie Fontaine-Jennings, a “Luminous Knight” of the Order, a Navy vet who sells plumbing supplies by the day.

Despite suffering pushbacks from his much skeptical twin sister Liz constantly, Dud and Ernie can’t help but find themselves being deeply drawn by the lodge into some long-buried secrets and modern-day conspiracies. Through this strange and newly established connection with the lodge, the mysteries it holds and its people, Dud realizes that he has found out the missing sense of purpose in his life and is faced with his deepest fears and greatest hopes.

‘Lodge 49 can be described as a quirky comedy that couples dramatic plotlines with hints of mysticism and mystery. Its unusual characters and their individual story arcs add to the fable-like nature of the show. Season 2 also adopts the same trope as its predecessor, focusing more on the interactions between the key players.

Lodge 49 Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Lodge 49’ season 1 premiered on AMC on August 6, 2018, and concluded with its 10th and final episode on October 8, 2018. ‘Lodge 49’  Season 2 released on the channel on August 12, 2019, at 8/9c and wraps up on October 14, 2019. Its entire run also comprises 10 one-hour-long episodes, with one episode releasing every Monday at the same time slot.

It joins a network that is already known for delivering hits such as ‘The Walking Dead‘ and ‘Better Call Saul’. Bringing in a fresh twist to the otherwise fan-favorite genres of serious story arcs and zombie apocalypse dramas, season 1 of the series received generally favorable reviews from viewers, with good ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, and Google. The first episode of season 1 (‘As Above, So Below’) and the second episode (‘Moments of Truth in Service’) garnered 0.690 and 0.499 individual user views respectively.

Therefore yes, it seems like AMC’s 2019 summer release is also set toward drawing in quite a number of audience polls. As we engage in our weekly chill hangouts with the members of the Lynx and their weird yet charming tales, we hope that the latest season catches on even more with viewers. And if that happens, maybe we shall see yet another installment of this unique, wonderful series. We shall revisit this section as soon as we learn more about any upcoming renewal(s) for ‘Lodge 49’.

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Lodge 49 Season 2 Trailer

Below is the official trailer for season 2 of ‘Lodge 49’. Check it out to get an idea about what the latest season brings for its viewers. Additionally, if you have not watched the show yet, head to AMC to catch up on all its previous episodes.

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