After witnessing a massive success from the first chapter of The Plot Against America, HBO is back with a brand new edition after a long wait of two freaking years. Are you all excited?
The Plot Against America is an American historical drama television show created by David Simon and Ed Burns. Inspired by Philip Roth’s 2004 eponymous novel, HBO released its first chapter of the series The Plot Against America on March 16, 2020, which ends on April 20, 2020 (premier of finale episode). The series is produced by Simon, Burns, and Roth, in association with Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Nina Noble, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Susan Goldberg, and Dennis Stratton.
The story follows an alternate catch on the 1940 election through the sights of an ordinary family, where Nazi-sympathizing activist Charles Lindbergh defeats Franklin D. The screenplay of the show was very much loved by the fans and also got a lot of appreciation from the critics’ side. If we talk about ratings too, this show did not lag but emerged as a huge hit. The Plot Against America manages to secure 87% audience approval on ratting aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes whereas on IMDb it holds a 7.3 out of 10 ratings.
The Plot Against America Season 2: Release Date
The Plot of America is a highly rated and immensely popular historical drama TV series, which was first introduced in 2020. A few days after its release, this show made a different identity in the hearts of the viewers. Now, it is all set to go with its brand-new season. Viewers are eagerly waiting for its next installment because no one has any idea about what can be seen in the upcoming season. We got to see a total of 6 episodes of the first season, each 35-40 minutes long. If seen in the case of Weavers, this show has been seen by almost 4 million audiences across the world.
After jotting down a lot of leaks and updates and minutely keeping a watch on the show cast precisely, we are anticipating that the showrunner David Simon would consider a second season if he could find a compelling narrative. He also wants to explore antisemitism, populism, and fascism in a second season. However, these are all speculations and no official date is issued yet. As of now, HBO has not passed any official confirmation regarding the release date of the upcoming season. It would be foolish to say any windy words without any official statement. Now, all the hope lies in the maker’s hand. All we can do is wait.
“Would make a second season if I find a compelling story,” showrunner David Simon on The Plot Against America Season 2 renewal
As of this writing, the cast and producers of The Plot Against America Season Two have not announced anything. Originally a limited series, the first season adapted Philip Roth’s novel of the same name. However, showrunner David Simon would consider a second season if he could find a compelling narrative. He also wants to explore antisemitism, populism, and fascism in a second season.
Simon stated in a 2020 interview: “I think The Plot Against America can be expanded in many ways. We missed many historical figures and events in the first season. I also want to study antisemitism, populism, and fascism. I consider these topics important now.”
Simon also refuses to do a second season for no reason. He claimed he would only make a second season if he found a compelling story. Although it is possible, there is no official statement concerning The Plot Against America Season 2 yet. Simon would consider a second season if he can find a good plot. Do watch out for more updates!
The Plot Against America Season 2: cast
HBO has not yet confirmed any appearance regarding the second edition of The Plot Against America. Keeping the finale episode in mind, we can undoubtedly expect some cast to reappear if the next instalment of the series happens. Presently, we can only assume. We can’t really make any concrete claims at this point regarding the characters. As the story progresses, we might get to see the arrival of some new faces too.
Here are some of the cast that we can expect to see in The Plot Against America Season 2:-
- We will undoubtedly see Morgan Spector performing as Herman Levin, who will be seen playing the role of an insurance agent.
- We’ll see Joey Cousin playing Elizabeth Levine, who will act as Herman’s wife (Housewife).
- Winona Ryder would be seen playing Evelyn Finkle’s role, an unmarried independently-minded sister.
- John Turturro would play Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf, who is a charming leader.
- Alvin Kevin’s role would be played by Anthony Boyle, who will be seen as Herman’s nephew.
- Michael Kostroff would be seen as Shepsie Tirchwell, Herman’s friend, who supervises a newsreel theatre and talks over politics with Herman
- David Krumholtz will probably be seen as Monty Levin, who will be seen as Herman’s older brother, a prosperous grocery dealer.
- Azhy Robertson will play Philip Levin’s role, the Levins’ 10-year-old son.
- Caleb Malis would be seen as Sanford Levin aka Sandy, their courageous teenage son, who is a creative artist
- Jacob Laval will play Seldon Wishnow, a sheepish and timid boy who lives in the downstairs column of the house as Levi’s servant.
The Plot Against America ending explained
The HBO 2020 miniseries The Plot Against America was created by David Simon and Ed Burns. It is based on Philip Roth’s 2004 novel of the same name. Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Zoe Kazan, and Morgan Spector star.
The series takes place in a 1940 alternate history where Charles Lindbergh becomes president. Lindbergh, a populist and Nazi sympathizer, increased antisemitism and fascism during his administration.
The story follows the Jewish Levin family of Newark, New Jersey. The family hopes for Lindbergh’s presidency, but they soon realise they’re in danger. The series examines how antisemitism, populism, and fascism can destroy democracy and civil liberties.
The series’ main events are summarized here:
- Lindbergh wins the 1940 presidential election.
- The Lindbergh administration includes antisemitic and fascist leaders.
- The government passes anti-Semitic laws.
- Jewish businesses are boycotted and vandalized.
- Attackers slaughter Jews.
- The government deports Jews abroad.
- Forced eviction of Levin family.
- The series finishes with the Levins in Canadian exile. Although they lost everything, they are determined to survive.
The compelling and unsettling series The Plot Against America warns against populism and fascism. Anyone interested in American history or politics should watch it.
The Plot Against America Ratings
The Plot Against America, an American medical drama TV series has got tons of appreciation from both critics and fans. The series also managed to win numerous awards for its cinematography, cast and storyline. It has received 7.3 out of 10 on IMDb Whereas on Rotten Tomatoes it secures a decent audience approval rating of 87%.
Where To Watch The Plot Against America?
The first season of The Plot Against America is currently streaming on HBO. You can watch the show on HBO itself, all you need to do is to get an HBO subscription. Once the second chapter is out, we’ll update you guys.
The Plot Against America Season 2 Trailer
The trailer of The Plot Against America Season 2 has not been released yet by HBO. This is because The Plot Against America’s makers has not announced any official confirmation regarding the renewal of the series. Till then, watch the trailer of the first season of the series on YouTube.
[updated 6 oct 2022]
The Plot Against America Season 2 Will Not Happen
It is highly unlikely that The Plot Against America will return with a second season since the series is considered a mini-series. Moreover, there has been no talks regarding a season two which clearly indicates that the historical drama series has indeed wrapped with its single season which consisted of six episodes in total.
The series is executive produced by Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Susan Goldberg, Ed Burns, Nina K. Noble, and David Simon while Claire M. Stanley served as the producer.