Hulu Sets a March Premiere for 'Extraordinary' Season 2

Máiréad Tyers in Extraordinary Season 2

Máiréad Tyers in "Extraordinary" Season 2

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Mark your calendars: One of the best shows you've probably never seen is returning to Hulu this spring. The streamer has announced that the second season of award-winning, offbeat superhero comedy Extraordinary will return this March for another eight-episode run of occasionally raunchy humor and heartfelt truths about young adult life. 

A superhero show for people who are tired of superhero shows, Extraordinary is set in a world where everyone develops a superpower when they turn 18. Most people use their abilities for a variety of mundane or everyday reasons (or have powers that are so ridiculous that they're barely even useful in the first place, like being able to turn anything into a PDF). The point is, seemingly extraordinary powers are now so commonplace that they're no longer all that big deal of a deal. Unless you're Jen, an underachiever from East London, who's managed to make it to her 25th birthday without any sort of abilities manifesting themslves at all. 

Most of the series first season follows Jen's atttempts to discover her superpower, and deal with the awkard situations that arise because of the fact that she's normal in a world full of people that most decidedly aren't.  Primarily a coming of age story, we watch Jen and her friends struggle through all the familiar difficulties encountered by young people in their twenties, from romantic problems and career stagnation to shifting relationships with their parents. The only difference is that some of them can talk to the dead or rewind time.

Sofia Oxenham in “Extraordinary” Season 2

Sofia Oxenham in “Extraordinary” Season 2

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Season 2 will pick up where the first season left off, with Jen finally enrolling as a client at the power clinic that will supposedly help her unearth her special ability. But she soon discovers that finding her power isn't as simple or as easy as she'd hoped. Elsewhere, her relationship with new boyfriend (and former cat) Jizzlord faces unexpected challenges in the wake of the revelation that he may or may not have been married and had a child prior to losing his memory. Carrie and Kash are attempting to navigate their new post-breakup reality, but it's difficult going when they and Jen all still live together. What's next for the two of them now that their romantic relationship has ended?  It's chaos, bascially, but, to be honest, that's sort of this show's whole brand.

The members of the series' main ensemble are all back for Season 2, including Máiréad Tyers (Belfast) as Jen, Sofia Oxenham (Poldark) as Carrie, Bilal Hasna (Layla) as Kash, and Luke Rollason (Becoming Elizabeth) as Jizzlord.  Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls) and Robbie Gee (Guilt) are also back as Jen's mom, Mary, and stepdad Ian. New faces arriving in Season 2 include Julian Barrett as George, Jen's power coach at the Discovery Clinic; Rosa Robson (The Outlaws) as Nora, an unexpected person from Jizzlord's past; Kwaku Mills (The Other One) as Clark, Carrie's new work colleague, and Derek Jacobi (Good Omens), who will voice a special cameo role. 

Luke Rollason in "Extraordinary" Seasn 2

Luke Rollason in "Extraordinary" Season 2

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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. 

Extraordinary is written and created by Emma Moran, previously known for her work on Have I Got News For You, with Toby McDonald (Ragdoll) and Jennifer Sheridan (Rules of the Game) directing. The series is executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris for Sid Gentle Films, the production company behind Killing Eve. Charles Dawson, Johanna Devereaux and Moran also serve 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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