Siempre Bruja Season 2: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, Spoilers, News

Who does not love a teen witch story? For all the lovers of this genre, who enjoy the potent mix of the occult and teen drama, there’s a brand new teen witch on the loose, and this time, there is a twist! Unusually, she’s a powerful but confused time-travelling Afro-Latin magic worker.

Siempre Bruja, a fantasy drama series, airs on Netflix follows the 19-year-old witch Carmen, who is time travelling to 2019 Cartagena, from the 17th-century. Back in her time, Carmen was a Colombian slave who was on the verge of being burned alive for professing her love to a white man. To save her beloved, she escapes and time travels to present day Cartagena through a powerful spell with some wizardly help. The series is directed by Mateo Stivelberg, and Liliana Bocanegra, and is based on the original writing of Isidora Chacon who is also the series writer along with Ana María Parra.

Always a Witch Cast: Who’s in it?

The series stars Angely Gaviria as Carmen, the titular Bruja (witch), along with Verónica Orozco as Ninibe. We also have Cristina Warner as Isabel de Aranoa, Lenard Vanderaa as Cristobal De Aranoa, Carlos Quintero as León, Sebastian Eslava as Esteban, and others.

Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Netflix Originals, shared his company’s excitement about this new series. He said “Our second Colombian original Siempre Bruja is not only a magnetic young adult story that audiences will love but also holds a powerful message of empowerment that will connect deeply with members both in Colombia and globally.”

Always a Witch Plot: What is it about?

Siempre Bruja follows Carmen who has crossed the gulf of time and must learn to navigate her way through modern times as she looks for her beloveds and deals with the looming threat of a mysterious witch-hunter. The series is an adaptation of the novel Yo, Bruja by Isidora Chacón, and the first season of the show has ten episodes which premiered altogether on February 1, 2019. It is a combination genre mix of a coming-of-age story with an ounce of historical drama, tempered with a solid dose of fantasy.

Siempre Bruja attempts to explore the dark and deep history of the historical persecution of Black witches. Historically, Cartagena – the city – was one of the original seats of the Spanish Inquisition. Numerous men and women, mostly African slaves, were known to have been tortured here, in the name of finding and rooting out witches. This imaginative new show delivers a superb breakout performance not just from its titular character but from a range of the youngest, most talented, Latin American actors.

The series opens with an introduction to Carmen, the 19-year-old slave and witch, who is doomed to be burned at stake for not only witchcraft but the cardinal sin – in colonial Cartagena – of falling in love with a white man. To save her beloved, and with the help of an old and powerful wizard, she escapes her doomed fate. Carmen gets the chance to travel to this current time and place, where people no longer believe in witches, but there is a price to pay. She must promise never to use her powers. Agreeing to the condition, she finds herself in modern Colombia, making new friends, learning to navigate internet apps, coming to terms with a confusing time and place, and making a new life for herself.

But, as the very title suggests, one cannot escape one’s essential nature, and Carmen, too, has to deal with her unstable powers while still trying to fit seamlessly into present-day society without attracting too much attention.

Always a Witch Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?

The first season of Siempre Bruja is currently available to stream on Netflix. It premiered on February 1, 2019. Although there has been some criticism of the series on the basis of its race dynamics and the romantic angle, Siempre Bruja is acknowledged by most as a wonderful representation of race and gender empowerment issues onscreen, and been applauded for the creative areas of the show as well. The series is more about optimism, female – specifically black-Latin female – empowerment, and above all else, about love. Carmen Eguiluz is all set to be one of the most nuanced and complicated black witches ever seen on-screen.  As a young woman, in the process of growing, accustomed to and gaining control of her own powers, she is quite formidable in her character.

If nothing else, the series could serve as the door to more cinematic and series events featuring Afro-Latin actors in many genres. And although there is no word of renewal or a second season, yet, audiences sincerely hope that the actress will get a good chance to continue the good work and help evolve the acclaimed character much further and deeper in Siempre Bruja season 2. As for whether or not there will be a Siempre Bruja season 2, it’s still too early to tell. However, response to the current series might be the final decider on its renewal, which currently seems to suggest a good enough chance of Siempre Bruja returning to screens at least by Q2 2020. Stay tuned to find out!

Always a Witch Trailer

Watch the trailer for its first season below. The series is available to stream on Netflix.

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