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15. The OA

Premiere Date: March 22, 2019

Season: 2 (8 episodes)

The OA first debuted in late 2016 and after a very long hiatus, the series officially returns this spring. Brit Marling serves as the series creator as well as the show’s lead star. Zal Batmanglij is the co-creator of the series sci-fi mystery series.

The series focuses on Prairie Johnson (Marling), a young woman who returns home after going missing for seven years. Now that she’s back, she refers to herself as “The OA” and she now has the ability of sight despite being blind before she disappeared. The OA refuses to speak about what’s happened to her while she was gone but eventually puts together a team to help find other missing people by opening up portals.

The cast of The OA also includes Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson, Phyllis Smith, Alice Krige, Patrick Gibson, Brendan Meyer, Brandon Perea, Ian Alexander, Jason Isaacs, Sharon Van Etten, Paz Vega
Will Brill, Chloe Levine, Kingsley Ben-Adir. Guest stars such as Riz Ahmed, Zendaya, and Vincent Kartheiser are also featured in the series.

In the second season, the OA continues her journey in finding her captor and fellow people he’s holding captive. She’s led to San Francisco where she encounters a private eye who needs help with a missing girl’s case. Certain events cause her team from the first season to embark on her new journey. Considering they are still in the original dimension, they must travel across the country to get to the OA’s location.