Created by Stephen Merchant and Elgin James, ‘The Outlaws’ is a stellar crime drama black comedy series packed with cat-and-mouse chases through graffiti-washed streets. The series follows a pack of seven small-time criminals from different walks of life. But at the crossroads of the community payback service, they come together, and misadventures follow. They get their hands on a hefty cash haul, and things go sideways.
Following its release, the BBC and Amazon Studios’ original series created headlines for diverse reasons – from its whitewashing of a Banksy mural on camera to its glorious depiction of Bristol. However, following the finale that aims to keep the comedy alive, you may be rooting for another season. If you are looking for more information on the same, let us follow suit.
The Outlaws Season 2 Release Date
‘The Outlaws’ season 1 released in its entirety on April 1, 2022, on Amazon Prime Video. Before its release on the streaming platform, the first season premiered in the UK on October 25, 2021, with the season finale being aired on November 22, 2021. The inaugural edition of the show has six episodes that run for 57-59 minutes.
Now, let us talk about the development of a second season. As of January 2021, the original networks renewed the series for a second season, even before the first one went into production. Therefore, seasons 1 and 2 were shot back-to-back, while the pandemic situation largely confined the cast and crew within the studio. With the star-power of Christopher Walken and a charming ambiance that reminds one of the classic sitcom ’Community,’ the show amply pleased fans and critics.
Thus, while the second season remains in the later stages of development, we contend that a third may be on the way. Meanwhile, there is no official release date yet, but we expect ‘The Outlaws’ season 2 to release sometime in Q4 2022.
The Outlaws Season 2 Cast: Who is in it?
The core cast members will be seen once again in the upcoming edition. This includes Rhianne Barreto (Rani Rekowski), Darren Boyd (John Halloran), Gamba Cole (Christian Taylor imposter/Ben), Clare Perkins (Myrna Okeke), and Eleanor Tomlinson (Lady Gabriella Penrose-Howe AKA Gabby). Also appearing in their respective garbs for season 2 are Jessica Gunning (Diane Pemberley), Stephen Merchant (Gregory Dillard), Charles Babalola (Malaki), and of course, Christopher Walken (Frank Sheldon).
Additionally, we will see Nina Wadia (Shanthi Rekowski, Rani’s mother), Tom Hanson (Spencer), and Aiyana Goodfellow (Esme, Ben’s sister). Gyuri Sarossy (Jerzy Rekowski, Rani’s father), James Nelson-Joyce (Spider), Claes Bang (The Dean), and Grace Calder (DS Lucy Haines) are expected to return as well. In the second season, Julia Davis (Rita) and Elizabeth Dulau (Lesley) take up new roles. Moreover, Jake Swift is expected to play a more significant role as the “Cool Boy.” The sophomore season may introduce additional cast members.
The Outlaws Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?
Although the creators went for a decidedly comic tone, the first season’s ending is not all pomp and glory. Towards the beginning of the first season, Ben (posing as Christian) usurps a fat dough from the house of the rival gang leader, The Dean. We later realize that the Brookhill Crew of Ben’s home turf gives protection to The Dean. As Malaki explains later in the day, the money was tight, and he was not getting the fair share of business in his territory.
Esme shoots Spider, and Ben takes her to an Airbnb to lose the heat. However, the gang catches up to Ben in due time, and they come clean to detective Lucy Haines about the shooting incident. Ben accepts all the charges and is ready to go to jail, but Spider survives the bullet wound. Owing to the ingenious plan of community payback supervisor Diane, Ben and the lot get 100 more hours of community service. In the final moments of season 1, Frank continues whitewashing over a Banksy mural.
In the follow-up season, things may go sideways once more. Through the first six episodes, the characters become more complex. While the first season’s ending does a disservice to the characters by not bringing them out of their respective corners, it also keeps fans wanting more. The second season will possibly give us closure regarding Ben and Rani, as they may get more intimate. Moreover, Rani may go back to her Oxford degree, God willing, while Esme may finally understand the repercussions of her actions.
Esme may retake the exam she bunks the first time. She and Ben may even reunite with their ailing mother. Myrna re-enters her group at the end of the first season by employing a vote. However, another police vehicle hijacking may cause her trouble. In addition, we will see whether Gabby organizes her music festival and if she ends up with sad-sack nerd Greg. Lastly, Frank agrees to stay at home at the end of the first round, although the shifty old-timer may have another change of heart in the coming season.
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