John Lynch and Katharine O’Donnelly will return for the second season of The Mediapro Studio’s international series, which also features actors such as Hovik Keuchkerian.
After officially announcing the production of its second season last October, The Mediapro Studio has now revealed the first names of the cast of the new episodes of its international series The Head.
John Lynch (The Terror, In the Name of the Father) and Katharine O’Donnelly (Mary Queen of Scots, Clique), the two protagonists of the first installment, will return to their respective characters as biologist Arthur Wilde and young doctor Maggie Mitchell in the second season.
In addition, The Head will add new stars including the Spanish actor of Armenian-Lebanese origin Hovik Keuchkerian (Money Heist, Riot Police), the Irish Moe Dunford (Vikings), the Swedish Josefin Nelden (The Restaurant) and the British Olivia Morris (Hotel Portofino).
The second season of The Head will once again have an isolated and inaccessible place as its main setting, this time a huge freighter that sails in the middle of the ocean with a scientific mission, and will resume the confrontation between good and evil that already marked the plot. from the first installment of the series.
The Head will once again feature Jorge Dorado (The Pier) as director of all its episodes. Ran Tellem, director of International Content Development at The Mediapro Studio, executive producer and co-creator of the first season, leads the development of the new plot of the series, which incorporates as scriptwriters Mariano Baselga, executive producer of the first season, and to the playwright and writer Jordi Galcerán.
“The Head has been a key title in the international strategy of The Mediapro Studio. Shot in English, the first season of the series has been distributed and premiered in 90 countries with excellent results and has opened the doors to new markets and clients with whom we had not worked before”, commented Laura Fernández Espeso, CEO of The Mediapro Studio. “This success makes it possible to continue the franchise with an exciting new installment that will begin filming in the coming months.”
On Hulu Japan and HBO in Asia, the two platforms that partnered with The Mediapro Studio for the production of the first season, the series was at the top of the audience ranking from the day of its premiere.
In addition, The Head has had a great commercial career with releases in most of the world markets and on the main platforms, including the USA (HBO), Latin America (HBO), UK (Starzplay), Germany (Starzplay), France ( Canal+), Italy (Amazon Prime Video), Netherlands (Amazon Prime Video), Portugal (AXN), Belgium (Streamz), Baltic States (Go3 and NENT), Latvia (TET), Estonia (ETV), Russia (Yandex), Middle East and North Africa (Watch It), Australia (SBS), Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland (Nordic Entertainment Group -NENT Group), among others.
In Spain, the series premiered on Orange TV and since last November it is also available on Disney+.
Laura Fernández Espeso, Javier Méndez and Bernat Elías will return as executive producers and The Mediapro Studio Distribution will once again be responsible for the worldwide distribution of The Head.