We're finally getting the answers we deserved. 'Evil' season 2 is coming soon!
This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of March 25, 2021.
'Evil' season 1 left us with so many puzzling moments it's incredible we made it this far without answers.
The CBS supernatural drama series had us exploring the boundaries between science and the supernatural.
The series follows a skeptical forensic psychologist, who enlists a Catholic seminarian's help, and a technology contractor to study purported supernatural incidents.
After few wrinkled brows and dropped jaws, we are finally getting some much-needed clarifications from season 1 cliffhangers. Here's everything we know about 'Evil' season 2.
Lead star Katja Herbers has announced a vague Spring 2021 release for 'Evil' season 2. We will have to wait for further announcements to find out when exactly it will premiere.
Herbers also said that the show would be available for streaming on Netflix "a while after that."
The show premiered on CBS on September 26, 2019, and was met with fairly average reception. In 2020, the show arrived on Netflix, where it became more popular as it accompanied binge-watchers during the pandemic.
The season 2 episodes were filmed in the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, making production a little trickier due to heightened safety measures.
Speaking about what the show had to go through when filming during the pandemic, series regular Aasif Mandvi told Inverse back in August 2020.
"It's not up to me, you'd be surprised to know ... There's a lot of conversations between the networks, unions, and New York state about safety. From what I've heard, we'll start in the next few months. I hope sooner than later."
At New York Comic-Con held virtually in October 2020, we were treated to a semi parody presentation featuring the cast of the show who recorded lines from Season 2 episodes over Zoom. The videos were cut and edited to look like a suspenseful season trailer.
Before we discuss the possible plot developments in season 2, let's have a quick season 1 recap first. Warning: The next paragraphs contain season 1 spoilers.
The newly freed serial killer Orson LeRoux (Darren Pettie) returns in an "attempt" to patch things up with Kristen, but she doesn't buy it. Fed up with Orson harassing her and her kids, Kristine seems to finally take action. Although we didn't see Kristen killing Orson, the next scenes seem to insinuate that she did commit the crime.
We saw her take a climbing ax. There was blood on her leg in the next scene, and then Detective Mira Byrd called to tell her that Orson is dead. Adding to our already building suspicion, we saw Kristen getting burned from the crucifix she was holding, signifying that evil is possibly corrupting her.
On the other hand, David and Ben finally uncovered the mystery that links to a fertility clinic, the RSM Fertility. The facility could be a front for a secret organization whose aim is to "corrupt the seeds," which means they are raising a generation of humans who are more susceptible to sin.
The hapless women who will go to the facility for IVF treatments are given these corrupted eggs, making them bearers of evil.
Unfortunately for Kristen, one of her children, Lexis, was born after she was treated at RSM.
For season 2, we are expecting to find out if Kristine did kill Orson and if the assumptions about the fertility clinic are indeed true.
On a side note, we are also hoping to understand the meaning behind David's visions. Season 1 ended with David seeing a vision of Kristen walking towards Leland's master in a cornfield with a scythe.
Although we thought his visions are just a metaphor, according to creator Robert King, they're more than that.
"I think what we want to do is chew that next year. "Is that the Devil? Again, we don’t want to undercut the drama of the moment by saying it’s metaphor because it’s just not metaphor. It is real, but how much of it is a demon character influencing everybody’s mind and influencing everybody’s dream life and how much is he real, I guess is what we’re saying," King told Entertainment Weekly.
Creator Robert King also revealed we would be seeing more of Ben in the upcoming season.
"I think we underplayed Ben this year because Ben is a fascinating character, as is [Aasif Mandvi] as an actor. I think we’re going to meet his father [next season]. We’re definitely going to continue the relationship [between Ben and Vanessa, played by Nicole Shalhoub]."
We are expecting the main cast members to come back for the sophomore season. They are Katja Herbers as Dr. Kristen Bouchard, Mike Colter as David Acosta, Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shakir, Kurt Fuller as Dr. Kurt Boggs, Marti Matulis as George, Brooklyn Shuck as Lynn Bouchard, Skylar Gray as Lila Bouchard, Maddy Crocco as Lexis Bouchard, Dalya Knapp as Laura Bouchard, Christine Lahti as Sheryl Luria, and Michael Emerson as Dr. Leland Townsend among others.
No official trailer yet, but we know it's coming. Let's enjoy season 1's official trailer in the meantime. We will update this page immediately once CBS releases the official trailer for season 2.