If you are an aficionado of horror web series on Netflix, you have definitely watched or considered watching The Order. The American web series premiered on Netflix on March 7, 2019. Dennis Heaton created it and co-wrote it with Shelley Eriksen, Rachel Langer, Jennica Harper, Penny Gummerson, and Jason Filiatrault. Upon its release, the series received positive reviews.
The series revolves around a college student Jack Morton, who in a bid to avenge his mother’s death, joins the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, a secret society that teaches and practices magic. As Jack dives deeper into the society’s history, he uncovers some dark family secrets. In the process, he lands himself in a war between practitioners of dark magic and werewolves.
What is Season 2 be about? Here is a spoiler-free review
The series was renewed for a ten-episode second season, back in March 2019. The second season released on July 18, 2020. It was almost as if the creators understood what the selling point of the first season was, and kicked it up a notch in the second season. There is humor, self-awareness, and strong character dynamics that play important roles in the season while it tries to bring some twists in its own genre in some unexpected ways.
At the end of season 1, Randall Carpio, Hamish Duke, and Lilith Bathor all had their memories wiped by the remaining members of the Order on the instructions of the new Grand Magus. This is where season 2 picks up, with each of them under a “monitor” whose job is to keep them safely oblivious. But obviously, all of it goes in the wrong direction, and by the end of the first episode, we see that the Knights have been initiated into the Order with their memories fully restored. We have to credit Jack’s love interest Alyssa Drake for this. Here onwards they plan an act of revenge from within the Order itself and this leads to the entire set up of Season 2.
Season 2 can easily be considered a frenzied boost up to Season 1. While augmenting its already established mythology, the season provides imaginative twists, fun pairings, and a lot of humor to look forward to. Not even for once will the viewer feel that the plot is predictable, because of the charismatic new ways in which the scenes are delivered. The season appeals in so many different ways. I would recommend this 100% if you already haven’t watched it.
• Jake Manley as Jake Morton
• Sarah Grey as Alyssa Drake
• Adam DiMarco as Randall Carpio
• Thomas Elms as Hamish Duke
• Devery Jacobs as Lilith Bathroy
• Katharine Isabelle as Vera
• Louriza Tronco as Gabrielle