AMC renews the acclaimed Lodge 49 for a second season
Just ahead of the show’s season one finale, which airs this Monday after Better Call Saul, AMC has announced that Lodge 49 will be getting a second season. Creator, writer, and executive producer Jim Gavin will return, as will showrunner Peter Ocko, along with the principal cast.
Written and created by Gavin, Lodge 49 is a modern fable set in Long Beach and centered on Dud (Wyatt Russell), a likable ex-surfer who attempts to maintain his positive outlook on life while still reeling from the death of his father, the collapse of the family business, and any semblance of the idyllic middle-class life he knew. Dud finds himself deposited by fate at the doorstep of Lodge 49, home to the Ancient and Benevolent Order of the Lynx, a dusty dying fraternal order.
Dud finds solace in this dark, mysterious retreat, which offers cheap beer and strange alchemical philosophies. There he meets his mentor, Ernie Fontaine (Brent Jennings), a “Luminous Knight” of the Order, who sells plumbing supplies by day. Despite the constant pushback from his more skeptical, pragmatic twin sister, Liz (Sonya Cassidy), Dud and Ernie find themselves drawn by the Lodge into some long-buried secrets and his greatest fears and deepest hopes.
Season two of Lodge 49 will air sometime in 2019.