A good, old-fashioned conflict between huge robots and monsters from other dimensions, as demonstrated by the Pacific Rim franchise, can be enjoyed by anyone at any age, regardless of their age. A universe is established in the two live-action films in which humanity’s only hope of surviving an extraterrestrial attack is to construct huge robots that require two pilots who are linked by a psychic link in order to function properly.
Despite the fact that Pacific Rim 3 does not appear to be on the horizon, the world continues to be explored in Pacific Rim: The Black, which is one of the most intriguing original anime themes to have ever emerged from Netflix.
The series launched on March 4, 2021, and it didn’t take long for anime fans to binge-watch the entire first season, which consisted of seven episodes. It was left open at the end of season 1 for future episodes to pick up on, and fans have been waiting breathlessly for any news regarding additional storylines set within The Black since then.
Although anyone who followed the show’s production before it premiered would have known that Netflix had bought two seasons well in advance, it appears that the Pacific Rim Twitter feed intended to allay any anxieties by announcing on March 31 that a second season is in the works. Until further notice, here is everything we know about Pacific Rim: The Black season 2.
What Is the Release Date for the Second Season of Pacific Rim: the Black?
According to the most recent information available, no official release date for season 2 of Pacific Rim: The Black has been announced. However, based on the release schedules of other Netflix anime series, it should take a little more than a year for fresh episodes to be released. Take, for example, the time span between the three seasons of Castlevania that have been released so far has ranged between 15 and 16 months.
The release of season 1 of Pacific Rim in March of 2021 would indicate that season 2 would be released somewhere in the summer of 2022, assuming that the show follows a similar timetable as Pacific Rim.
The fact that Netflix purchased two seasons before the first episode aired means that the second season may arrive a little sooner than the first. This is something to keep in mind as the show continues. As a result, the animation company may have a leg up on the competition when it comes to getting things moving. No one knows how far along the process is at this point, but keep checking back with Looper for more information as it becomes available.
What Actors and Actresses Will Appear in Pacific Rim: the Black Season 2?
Given that there have been no fresh casting announcements for Pacific Rim: The Black season 2, as well as the fact that we haven’t received any concrete narrative specifics as of yet, it’s impossible to say whether or not someone new will be joining the cast.
While we can’t confirm it, we can speculate that a large portion of the season 1 cast will return to reprise their roles, including Gideon Adlon in the lead role of Hayley, Calum Worthy in the role of Taylor, Victoria Grace in the role of Mei, Ben Diskin in the role of Boy, and Eric Lindbeck in the role of Loa. Shane (Andy McPhee), the show’s antagonist from the first season, is also still alive and well somewhere in the world, so we may expect him to appear in season two as well.
In addition to Boy’s ability to transform into one of the monsters, the finale of season 1 hinted at the appearances of a gang of kaiju cultists who are particularly interested in Boy’s ability to shift into one of the monsters himself. Only one of these religious fanatics has spoken so far, but as we go deeper into their religion, we can expect more actors to join the cast and round out this diverse group of characters.
So, What Exactly Is the Storyline for Pacific Rim: the Black Season 2?
Season 1 chronicles the adventures of siblings Taylor and Hayley as they embark on a journey with their very own Jaeger to try to locate their parents, who abandoned them years ago while on a mission to rid the world of kaiju monsters.
They never returned, and while the adolescents are unable to track down their parents by the end of the season, they do learn more about what happened to them in the process. Because the couple discovers that their parents abandoned their Jaeger years ago and are most likely still in the vicinity of Sydney, Australia, the trio plans to continue their journey there in season 2.
There are almost certainly going to be some difficulties ahead. Shane has made it apparent that he wants those children dead, and now that Mei has betrayed him after so many years of treating her as if she were his daughter, he is undoubtedly out for revenge. There are also the enigmatic cloaked figures on the prowl for Boy, also known as the Kaiju Messiah, who is pursuing him.
The specifics of their agreement with Boy and what they want to do with him will most likely be revealed, and it will almost certainly not be positive. They’re still on a continent overrun with monsters, so anticipate more than a few epic battles to take place in season 2 of the show. The real question is whether or not we’ll get to see more than a couple of new Jaegers join the fray in the coming battle.
After all is said and done, we can be rather assured that Pacific Rim: The Black season 2 will feature plenty of punching, gunfire, and weird powers. And, frankly, what more could you want from a television show?