The 'Extraordinary' Season 2 Trailer Promises Everyone a Fresh Start

Sofia Oxenham in “Extraordinary” Season 2

Sofia Oxenham in “Extraordinary” Season 2

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Despite widespread reports of superhero fatigue across the pop culture landscape, the genre is still occasionally capable of real surprises. One such gem is Hulu's Extraordinary, the offbeat coming-of-age comedy series that is perhaps best described as a superhero show for people who are tired of superhero shows. 

Set in a world where everyone manifests a superpower when they turn 18, Extraordinary is a superhero story that remembers what so much of the larger comic book genre has forgotten: That the powers were never the point. It follows the story of twenty-five-year-old Jen, who has still yet to develop any kind of special ability at all and is struggling to figure out what her lack of one says about her and her place in the world. 

Hulu has dropped the first trailer for Season 2 of this wildly underrated superhero comedy, and if this first footage is anything to go by, the series' return is going to be as irreverent, raunchy, and heartfelt as ever. The clip, which repeatedly promises new chapters and fresh starts for its characters, hints at the big changes that are in store for all the show's major players in its second season, as Jen begins treatment at the powers clinic that's meant to help her dormant ability surface, her roommates Kash and Carrie attempt to navigate a mostly amicable break-up that allows them all to still stay friends, and Jizzlord, former cat turned Jen's amnesiac boyfriend, discovers that just because he's forgotten the life he once lived doesn't mean that remnants of it aren't still there. 

Here's the series synopsis.

Season two picks up where season one spectacularly left off, following Jen (Máiréad Tyers) on her powers journey as she enrolls as a client at the power clinic. Jen soon discovers that the process of finding her power isn’t as easy as she hoped, and things in the rest of her life aren’t smooth sailing either. 

Ex-cat, now-boyfriend Jizzlord (Luke Rollason) has had an unexpected revelation about his past, and Kash (Bilal Hasna) and Carrie (Sofia Oxenham) are attempting to be totally mature and dignified about their break-up, which is not easy when they’re still living under the same roof. It seems that Jen and the gang are dealing with new levels of adulting and chaos that none of them are prepared for. 

Main cast members Máiréad Tyers (Belfast), Sofia Oxenham (Poldark),  Bilal Hasna (Layla), and Luke Rollason (Becoming Elizabeth) are all back for Season 2, along with Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls) and Robbie Gee (Guilt). New faces joining the ensemble include Julian Barrett (The Great), Rosa Robson (The Outlaws), Kwaku Mills (The Other One) and Sir Derek Jacobi (Good Omens), who will voice a special cameo role.

Extraordinary is written and created by Emma Moran (Have I Got News For You) and directed by Toby McDonald (Ragdoll) and Jennifer Sheridan (Rules of the Game). The series is executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris for Sid Gentle Films, with Charles Dawson, Johanna Devereaux, and Moran also serving as executive producers. Charlie Palmer is Series Producer with Abíólá Rufai-Awójídé as Producer.

Season 2 of Extraordinary will premiere Wednesday, March 6 on Hulu in the U.S. and Disney+ everywhere else. The first season is currently streaming. 

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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