Apple TV+’s fast-paced adventure drama series ‘The Mosquito Coast’ takes inspiration from Paul Theroux’s novel of the same name and follows the Fox family’s dangerous escapades in Latin America. As the family’s patriarch— a brilliant but paranoid inventor disillusioned by modern capitalist society, leads his family through situations involving federal agents, the Mexican cartel, and border militia, the bonds between the family members are tested to the limit.
Created and co-written by Neil Cross, the show has received praise for its convoluted plot and stunning cinematography that brings the Fox family’s adventure to life. The cast, which is led by Paul Theroux’s nephew, Justin Theroux, has also been noted for its portrayal of its eclectic characters. If the show’s literary predecessor is anything to go by, season 1 is just the beginning of a long and gritty tale, and fans are undoubtedly impatient to get back to following Allie and the Fox family on their deadly hunt for shelter. Let’s take a look at when we can expect ‘The Mosquito Coast’ season 2.
The Mosquito Coast Season 2 Release Date
‘The Mosquito Coast’ season 1 premiered on Apple TV+ on April 30, 2021. The first two episodes were released simultaneously, with subsequent episodes coming out every Friday until the season finale on June 4, 2021. In total, season 1 contains 7 hour-long episodes.
Fans will be happy to know that the Fox family’s hunt for an off-grid getaway will continue in season 2. The Apple TV+ show was renewed for another season on June 2, 2021, shortly before its season 1 finale. There have been no announcements regarding when season 2 will release, but given the show’s production timeline for the inaugural season, we can expect ‘The Mosquito Coast’ season 2 to drop sometime in mid-2022. Production of season 1 was interrupted by the Covid 19 pandemic, forcing the showrunners to shorten it from 9 episodes to 7. Hence, season 2 might contain the originally planned nine episodes.
The Mosquito Coast Season 2 Cast: Who can be in it?
Justin Theroux headlines the cast of ‘The Mosquito Coast’ as the intrepid inventor Allie Fox. He is joined by Melissa George, who appears as Allie’s wife, Margot. Logan Polish and Gabriel Bateman essay the characters of Allie and Margot’s daughter Dina and son Charlie, respectively. Kimberly Elise stars as Estelle Jones, while James LeGros steps into the role of Don Voorhees. Ian Hart essays the part of the deadly assassin William Lee, who works for Ofelia Medina’s character Lucrecia, the Mexican cartel matriarch.
The supporting cast comprises Scotty Tovar as Chuy, Paterson Joseph as Calaca, Kate Burton as Margot’s mother, and Kevin Dunn as Margot’s father, among many others. In season 2, we expect most of the main cast members to reprise their respective characters. Due to the family’s whirlwind travels, many of the characters can be left behind, with new cast members being introduced for characters like the so far faceless Isela. However, we can be sure to see her underling Calaca (Paterson Joseph) again. It remains to be seen whether Scotty Tovar’s tragic character Chuy will come back in season 2 or not.
The Mosquito Coast Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?
Season 1 ends with the show’s central family speeding away on their newly acquired fixer-upper boat. Having broken Charlie out of Mexican prison and with the cartel assassin Lee close on their heels, Allie is most likely taking his family to meet up with his contact Isela in Guatemala. The deaths of the federal agents that were following the family seem to have given them no reprieve but instead made them more vulnerable to the hardened cartel killers that are after them.
With season 1 being described by Justin Theroux as a prequel to the real story— a way to uproot the family and get their adventure started, season 2 promises to build more on the narrative and possibly see the Fox family move base less frequently. We can expect to see them united with the mysterious Isela, who could give the family some much-needed shelter and safety. However, reaching Isela doesn’t seem like an easy task, especially with the forces currently in pursuit.
The inventor and his family could finally reach the Mosquito Coast in season 2, which would essentially then join into the story of Paul Theroux’s sourcebook and its 1986 film adaptation featuring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. However, considering how the plot has been shifted to fit modern times, the fates of the Fox family might be significantly different from the previous iteration inspired by the book. That being said, Allie’s central goal of finding a safe, off-the-grid paradise for his family will continue to drive the show in season 2 as well.