Pacific Rim: The Black is a web anime series based on the Pacific Rim franchise made by a Japanese–American partnership. The Netflix series was conceived and co-written by Greg Johnson and Craig Kyle, and it launched on March 4, 2021.
You can never be too old to appreciate a good old-fashioned combat between giant machines and animals from other realms, as the Pacific Rim saga proves. The two live-action films describe an universe where humanity’s last hope of avoiding an extraterrestrial onslaught is to build giant robots that require two pilots who share a psychic link to work correctly. While Pacific Rim 3 does not appear to be on the horizon, the universe continues to exist thanks to Pacific Rim: The Black, one of the most intriguing original anime themes to ever come out of Netflix.
The show premiered on March 4, 2021, and anime fans quickly binge-watched all seven episodes of the first season. Season 1 finished with a number of plot lines left open for future episodes, and fans have been waiting with baited breath for any news regarding new stories set in The Black. Of course, everyone who followed the show’s development prior to its premiere knew that Netflix had pre-ordered two seasons, but the Pacific Rim Twitter feed appears to have sought to ease any fears by declaring on March 31 that a second season is in the works. Here’s all we know about Pacific Rim: The Black season 2 so far.
Pacific Rim the Black Season 2 Release Date
There is no official release date set for Pacific Rim: The Black season 2 as of yet. Fresh episodes should appear in a little more than a year, based on what we’ve seen from past Netflix anime. For example, the three Castlevania seasons that have been released thus far have lasted between 15 and 16 months. Season 2 should premiere in the summer of 2022, assuming Pacific Rim follows a similar schedule. Season 1 premiered in March of 2021.
Given that Netflix bought two seasons before the first one had aired, it’s possible that the second season will arrive sooner. As a result, the animation studio may have a little advantage when it comes to getting things rolling. There’s no way to know how far the process has advanced, so stay tuned for further information when it becomes available.
Pacific Rim the Black Season 2 Cast
There hasn’t been any new casting announcements for Pacific Rim In The Black season 2 yet, and there aren’t any concrete plot details, so there’s no way of knowing if someone new is joining the cast. Several of the Season 1 cast members, including Gideon Adlon as Hayley, Calum Worthy as Taylor, Victoria Grace as Mei, Ben Diskin as Boy, and Erica Lindbeck as Loa, are expected to return. Shane (Andy McPhee) from the first season is also still alive and well somewhere on the planet, so we might see him again.
More people are likely to join the fight, since the season 1 conclusion hinted at the arrival of a band of kaiju cultists who are keen on Boy’s ability to transform into one of the monsters himself. We’ve only heard one of these religious freaks speak so far, but expect more performers to join the group as we discover more about their faith.
Pacific Rim the Black Season 2 Trailer
Pacific Rim the Black Season 2 Plot
Season 1 follows Taylor and Hayley as they embark on a quest to find their parents, who abandoned them years ago on a quest to rid the planet of kaiju, with the help of their very own Jaeger. They never came back, and while the teenagers do not find out what happened to them by the end of the season, they do learn more about what happened to them. The duo discovers that their parents abandoned their Jaeger years ago and most likely ended up in Sydney, Australia, so they’ll be spending season 2 there.
There will, without a question, be some challenges ahead. Shane clearly wants those kids dead, and now that Mei has betrayed him after years of loving her as if she were his daughter, he’ll most certainly seek vengeance. The enigmatic cloaked people are also on the lookout for Boy, a.k.a. the Kaiju Messiah. We’ll surely learn more about their agreement and what they want to do with Boy, but it won’t be pleasant. Of course, they’re still on a continent overrun with monsters, so expect plenty of exciting battles in season 2. The real question is whether more than a few new Jaegers will join the fray.
Finally, we should expect plenty of punching, firing, and strange powers in Pacific Rim In The Black season 2. And, let’s face it, what more could you ask for from a show?