The second season of the Spectrum drama Joe Pickett seems to include a more extensive and talented cast than the first season. According to Deadline, Keean Johnson, who played the lead role in Alita: Battle Angel, has agreed to be a series regular. Alongside him, three other returning cast members of the show—Vivienne Guynn, Chad Rook, and Aadila Dosani—recently got promotions to series regulars in advance of the show’s second season.
What is a story all about?
The story of Joe Pickett is based on a series of books written by C.J. Box and published under the same name. Joe Pickett follows the eponymous game warden, played by Michael Dorman, as he and his family struggle to live in a tiny town on the verge of economic collapse.
During the first season, the Pickett family was immediately thrust into the middle of a mystery when the body of a murder victim was found on their front porch.
In the middle of the Wyoming wilderness, Joe teams up with the local sheriff’s department and is forced to untangle a web of conspiracies and intrigue as he tries to figure out what is going on to protect his cherished family. Joe’s mission is to figure out what is going on to keep his family safe.
The second season will have two separate story arcs, one focusing on Joe and the other focusing on his wife, Marybeth. After discovering a dead hunter who had been mockingly hung up and field-dressed like an elk, Joe is left reeling from experience.
He comes to the horrifying understanding that someone in Saddles ring is hunting down hunters for fun. This discovery shakes him to his core. While this is going on, Marybeth begins her inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of a young Arapaho lady named Marissa Left Hand.
Thompson will portray Luke Brueggeman, Joe’s new sidekick, who is described as having a “motormouth” but a “good heart.” Luke is one of Joe’s Game and Fish trainers.
In addition, he has a solid aversion to horses, and according to the description, he used an “unconventional way” to herd intoxicated elk. Guynn reprises her role as April Keeley, Joe’s adoptive daughter; Rook reprises his role as the inept Deputy McLanahan; and Dosani reprises her role as Cricket, an eccentric deputy who has a thing for a fugitive.
When was it decided, and who is expected to be seen?
In February, Spectrum decided to pick up Joe Pickett for something like a second season after the show established itself as one of the streaming service’s most popular offerings. In terms of Spectrum Originals, it rated as the most seen program in the platform’s history.
It rose to the position of the most-viewed original program long before its first complete season had completed broadcasting. Coley Speaks, Skywalker Hughes, Sharon Lawrence, and Patrick Gallagher are all included in the series as recurring cast members.
With Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher of Red Wagon Entertainment and Box, John Erick Dowdle and his brother Drew Dowdle were responsible for creating the series. They also acted as program showrunners, directors, and executive producers.
Johnson is fresh off of shooting scenes American Tragedies: Waco – The Trials for Paramount+, in which he plays the young David Koresh, the leader of the Branch Davidians at the time. They went by the alias of Vernon Howell. Johnson then moves on to Joe Pickett immediately after completing filming on that project.
Because of the roles that both Dowdles had as writers and producers on the series, there is a significant amount of familiarity between Johnson and the people who created the program. Before that, he had roles in the critically acclaimed show Euphoria on HBO and the film Midway, directed by Roland Emmerich.
In addition to the news, several recurring cast members have been confirmed for the next season. These actors include Patrick Gallagher, Alex Breaux, Sean Wei Mah, John Ralston, Cheryl De Luca, Chris Gauthier, Emily Alabi, T’áncháy Redvers, and Aaron Dean Eisenberg, among others.
When to expect?
There is currently no information on the development or release of Joe Pickett Season 2. Full episodes of Season 1 are now available to view to their fullest on Spectrum and Paramount+.