AMC has given the green light to Soulmates Season 2 before the first season debuts on Sunday, October 5 at 10 p.m. ET/9c. In addition to the Soulmates Season 2 announcement, the network has also released new Season 1 photos, which you can view below.
The anthology series wryly examines the nature of romantic love. It is written by Emmy Award-winner Will Bridges (Stranger Things, Black Mirror) and Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso, Superbob, Adult Life Skills).
From AMC Studios, Soulmates is set fifteen years into the future, when science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a test that unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is.
“We are so delighted to have the opportunity to continue working with the incredible team at AMC to tell more of our romantically unromantic love stories and can’t wait to get back into the world they helped us create,” said Bridges and Goldstein.
“We were immediately drawn to the unique premise of Soulmates as it explores love and relationships from several touchpoints in a way that naturally feeds the zeitgeist, prompting conversations around human connection, relationships and happiness,” said Dan McDermott, President of Original Programming for AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group and Co-President of AMC Studios.
“These are stories and themes that resonate and feel almost timely given today’s climate in which so many of us feel disconnected or are coping with shifting relationship dynamics. We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Will and Brett who never fail to deliver the very best in high-caliber, imaginative storytelling.”
The six-part anthology series stars Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Malin Akerman (Billions, Dollface, Rampage), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, Life in Pieces), JJ Feild (Turn), Sarah Snook (Succession, The Dressmaker, Steve Jobs), David Costabile (Breaking Bad, Billions), and Sonya Cassidy (Lodge 49, Humans, The Woman in White).
In one of the episodes, Heaton will play big-hearted Kurt, who is lost after the discovery that his soulmate is dead and finds faith and opportunity in the arms of a church, which helps those whose soulmates have already passed on.
In the same episode, Akerman will play Martha, who has bounced from bad relationship to bad relationship, but is now putting her trust in the test and the same church.
Joining Heaton and Akerman in this episode is Joe Anderson (Brave New World) as Travis, a heartbroken, suicidal man, who is isolated from his family and wants to be forgiven.
Also appearing is Steven Mackintosh (Rocketman) as Brother Samson, who is spreading a message of a hopeful future to all his flock, imbuing them with peace and the understanding that they are all worthy of love.
In a later episode, Brandt will play Caitlin, a push-over who, after discovering her soulmate, starts to finally stand up for herself. Joining Brandt are Feild as Nathan, who has a dark side and decides to share it when he meets his match Caitlin.
Tom Goodman-Hill appears as (Cheat, as Doug, Caitlin’s dependable and dependably unromantic boyfriend.
Bridges and Goldstein executive produce with Jolyon Symonds through Fearless Minds, a Banijay Group company (Thorne series for Sky One, Complicit).
Bridges and Goldstein previously created the short film For Life, which serves as the basis for this new, original series.
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