Deadline is reporting that Robbie Amell (Upload, The Tomorrow People, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City) and Stephen Amell (Heels, Arrow, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows) are expanding the Code 8 universe with the cousins reprising their roles in the sci-fi action sequel Code 8: Part II. Jeff Chan, who helmed the first film, will return to direct Part II and also co-wrote the screenplay with Code 8 screenwriter Chris Paré, along with Sherren Lee and Jesse LaVercombe.
“There’s nothing better than working with family and friends,” said Robbie Amell. “Code 8 was the embodiment of that. I can’t wait to get back to work on the sequel.”
Code 8: Part II follows the journey of a teenage girl fighting to get justice for her slain brother at the hands of corrupt police officers. After becoming a witness to the cover-up, she becomes a target and enlists the help of an ex-con (Robbie Amell) and his former partner-in-crime (Stephen Amell). Together, they face a highly regarded and well-protected police sergeant who will use every tool to prevent himself from being exposed.
“Code 8 is an incredibly personal and special project for all of us,” Stephen Amell added. “We built the world in the first one and now we’re ready to blow it out!”
“We’re beyond thrilled to get the team back together and bring more of the Code 8 universe to our very passionate fans. We know this is a sequel that will push the story to new heights,” said Chan.
Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell, Chan, and Paré will once again produce the project. XYZ Films will handle sales and serves as executive producer. The sequel is expected to set a start date in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Code 8 centers on the 4% of people living in fictional Lincoln City who possess special abilities and are often confronted by advanced, militarized police technology. It’s a sci-fi fantasy about the extraordinary power that we as individuals hold, versus the technological superiority of the institutions that we live within.