Rami Malek has been confirmed for a second season of the popular post-apocalyptic podcast Blackout, this time joined by Aja Naomi King.
Blackout tells the story of a radio DJ who must fight to save his family and community through a nationwide blackout that changes the way modern humanity works. The story’s creator, Scott Conroy, remarks on how disruptive a complete power-down situation would be for a world that’s currently so tethered to technology.
“There’s been so much reporting lately about just how vulnerable the nation’s power grid is that the premise of Blackout seemed very grounded to me,” Conroy states on the Endeavor Audio website. “The idea of the grid going down suddenly and society subsequently descending into some form of upheaval is a hyper-realistic scenario. It could happen today, and we’re totally unprepared to deal with the long-term repercussions of a cataclysmic attack on the power grid.” While Conroy wrote the first season, Jeremy Novick is set to write Season Two.
— Scott Conroy (@ScottFConroy) April 16, 2021
Rami Malek is an Oscar-winning actor, best known for his role as Freddie Mercury on Bohemian Rhapsody, who will be reprising his role as Simon Itani on the podcast. Aja Naomi King is best known for her role as Michaela Pratt on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder.
In addition to this second season announcement, there’s also a TV deal in the works for the series, although there’s no word yet if Malek or King will be involved. Chernin Entertainment, Endeavor Content, and current podcast distributor QCode will be handling the TV show.
The first season of Blackout launched in March of 2019 and has since enjoyed the top spot on the Apple podcast fiction category charts and has been downloaded over 12 million times.
Season Two is expected to release early this summer, so you have plenty of time to catch up on all eight episodes of Season One.