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Will There be a Departure Season 2?

September 17, 2020
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‘Departure’ is an intriguing drama mini-series that looks at the fictional aviation disaster of Flight 716 disappearing over the Atlantic Ocean. Kendra Malley is an incident investigator who is brought back to TSIB by her mentor to solve the mystery. With a dedicated team, she takes a look at the case from every angle possible, and in the process, uncovers a rather grim conspiracy. Created by Vince Shiao, the series actually premiered in 2019, and the six episodes had the viewers hooked on every move that Kendra made. 

Departure Season 2 Release Date

Departure season 1 premiered on July 10, 2019, on Universal TV. The series finale occurred on August 14, 2019. Although the story is weaved over a course of only six episodes, it definitely packs a punch. There is no doubt that the show was popular with viewers everywhere. In fact, here’s some good news for all you ‘Departure’ fans out there: a second season is on its way. 

The cast and crew returned to Canada, which was a filming location for season 1 as well. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, things were quite different this time around, as Archie stated in an interview— “You have to train your mind differently. You have so many things to think about in terms of the script, but you also have to think of this additional element of taking care — to protect yourself and to protect others.”

It must be noted that in July 2020, Peacock acquired ‘Departure’. The show aired in the US on September 17, 2020. As far as the second season is concerned, the good news is that filming has already commenced in Toronto. If it is anything like the previous iteration, Departure season 2 will most likely release sometime in September 2021.

Departure Season 2 Cast

Archie Panjabi, who won an Emmy for her role in ‘The Good Wife,’ plays the strong female lead. Her mentor and boss, Howard Lawson, is played by Christopher Plummer. Kendra’s team consists of Dom, Nadia, and Theo. They are played by Kris Holden-Ried, Tamara Duarte, and Mark Rendall respectively. Assisting them are senior investigator Levi Hall, who is portrayed by Peter Mensah, and MI-5 Agent Janet Friel, presented by Claire Forlani. Kendra’s stepson, AJ Malley, is Alexandre Bourgeois. The sole survivor of the incident is Madelyn Strong, and Rebecca Liddiard did a great job in this role. Her boyfriend, Ali, was played by Shazad Latif. Sasha Roiz made for a powerful nemesis for the investigators in the role of Pavel Bartok, a successful businessman.

When it comes to season 2, Archie Panjabi will reprise her role as Kendra Malley, and so will her team. If reports are to be believed, in the new season, Christopher Plummer will also be featured alongside Jason O’Mara, Kelly McCormack, and Karen Le Blanc (among others).

Departure Season 2 Plot

Kendra Malley has recently become a widow, but she is called back to TSIB to solve the case of Flight 716’s disappearance. It took off from New York, but it never landed at the intended destination— London. Kendra and her team face huge obstacles, both professionally and personally, in the pursuit of the truth. They comb through every possible motive behind the incident, and in the end, bring a conspiracy to light. 

Reportedly, season 2 discusses the crash of a high-speed automated train called the Apollo as it journeyed from Chicago to Toronto. Kendra and her team come back to our screens to solve yet another enigmatic case. It seems that over the course of the season, her quest for obtaining answers evolves into helping the FBI capture their prison escapee. 

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