Today, AMC announced that it has renewed its critically acclaimed Lodge 49 for a second season ahead of its Season 1 finale. The 10-episode second season will air in 2019.
Lodge 49 is a light-hearted, endearing modern fable set in Long Beach, California about Dud (Wyatt Russell), a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer who’s drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business. In Season 1, Dud found himself on the doorstep of a rundown fraternal lodge, where a middle-aged plumbing salesman and “Luminous Knight” of the order, Ernie (Brent Jennings), welcomes him into a world of domestic beer, easy camaraderie and the promise of Alchemical mysteries that may — or may not — put Dud on the path to recover the idyllic life he’s lost.
“Lodge 49 tells a funny, wise and meaningful story that immediately and deeply resonated with critics and viewers alike,” David Madden President, Original Programming AMC, SundanceTV, and AMC Studios, said in a statement. “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.”
The series — executive produced by showrunner Peter Ocko, creator Jim Gavin as well as Paul Giamatti (Billions, Sideways, Outsiders, Hoke), Dan Carey (Outsiders, Hoke, John Dies at the End, All Is Bright), and Jeff Freilich (Halt and Catch Fire, Grace and Frankie) — also stars Sonya Cassidy, Linda Emond, Eric Allan Kramer and David Pasquesi.
“Lodge 49 is a joy to make. Its passionate audience seems to have caught on that there’s nothing else like it on TV,” Ocko said in a staement. “Jim and I are thrilled to keep telling these stories and are lucky to have found such an incredibly supportive home at AMC.” Added Gavin: “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.”
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