A few days before Lodge 49’s season one finale, AMC has announced that the acclaimed rookie series will return for a 10-episode second season in 2019. The “modern fable,” set in sunny Long Beach, Calif., stars Wyatt Russell (Black Mirror, Everybody Wants Some!!) and is executive produced by Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti.
The “quietly extraordinary” series’ core cast and creative team aren’t going anywhere: Russell will reprise his role as Sean “Dud” Dudley in season two, and creator, writer and executive producer Jim Gavin will return alongside executive producer and showrunner Peter Ocko. Giamatti’s fellow EPs include Dan Carey and Jeff Freilich.
“Lodge 49 tells a funny, wise and meaningful story that immediately and deeply resonated with critics and viewers alike,” said David Madden, president of programming at AMC, SundanceTV, and AMC Studios, in a statement. “With a talented cast including Wyatt Russell, Brent Jennings and Sonya Cassidy, along with our strong creative team led by Jim Gavin and Peter Ocko, we are particularly proud of this series from both an AMC network and AMC Studios perspective and are looking forward to a return trip to the Lodge.”
“Lodge 49 is a joy to make. Its passionate audience seems to have caught on that there’s nothing else like it on TV,” said Ocko. “Jim and I are thrilled to keep telling these stories and are lucky to have found such an incredibly supportive home at AMC.”
“I feel so lucky to be working with AMC, which has shown such faith in Lodge 49 and I can’t wait to jump back in with our amazing cast,” said Gavin.
“We are immensely pleased and excited to continue exploring the fabulous world inside and outside of Lodge 49, guided by Jim Gavin, Peter Ocko and the Luminous Knights at AMC,” said Giamatti.
Lodge 49’s second season will go into production and air in 2019, while the season one finale airs this Monday, Oct. 8, on AMC. In the meantime, revisit our recent talk with Gavin and Ocko here, and find out why Paste’s own Matt Brennan calls Lodge 49 “TV’s most astute treatment of the Great Recession’s long reach since it all came undone that fraught, fateful autumn” right here.