Them Season 2 has disappointed us by not coming out this summer. But is it even coming this year? The release date of Season 2 of the highly anticipated Amazon Prime anthology series is of great interest to its fans. That’s why in this article we will go into all the details we know so far about Them Season 2. To learn more, keep scrolling down!
Them Season 2 Release Date
It’s been more than a year since the first season of Them aired on Amazon Prime Video on April 9, 2021, and there is still no official statement from the streaming platform about Them Season 2. Thankfully, this doesn’t mean that there won’t be a 2nd season of Them, as the streaming giant gave the project a two-season order in 2018. So, we are sure that Them Season 2 is in the works. But when will the 2nd season be released?
Fans of the series have been eagerly waiting for the 2nd season of the anthology series since the premiere of the first season. They expected that the 2nd season would be released in April 2022, which is one year after the premiere date of the first season, but they were disappointed as we still don’t get any news from Them. There’s still no announcement about the release date of Them Season 2, so we assume that the release date will be announced by the end of 2022 and Them Season 2 will be released on Amazon Prime in the first months of 2023.
Is Them Based on Us?
No, Them isn’t based on Us. However, the Amazon Prime series has been criticized for its similarity to Jordan Peele’s two films Get Out (2017) and Us (2019). Peele, who’s best known for his films in the comedy and horror genres, focused on black characters in both films. Get Out is about a young black man who learns shocking and terrifying secrets when he meets his white girlfriend’s family. The film was a commercial success and was critically acclaimed for its exploration of social issues as well as its screenplay, direction and acting.
Us, on the other hand, is another horror film by Peele that actually surpassed the success of Get Out. With a worldwide box office of $255 million, the film was a commercial success as well and the director was praised for his screenplay as well as the actors for their outstanding performances. In addition, the film is considered one of the best horror films of the 21st century.
It follows Adelaide Wilson and her family, who are attacked by a group of menacing doppelgangers. The plot again revolves around a black family. So, although there is no organic connection between the Amazon series Them and the movie Us directed by Jordan Peele, people often tend to take Them as a template for Us because of the similarity.
What Is The Plot of Them?
The plot of Them is about the black Emory family that moves from North Carolina to a white neighborhood in Los Angeles during the Second Great Migration in 1953. Shortly after, a nightmare begins to live for the family, both because of the danger of racism that threatens them and because of supernatural creatures that want to destroy them.
What Happens To The Baby in Them?
At the beginning of the series, viewers wondered what the initials C.E. on Lucky’s chest meant. Later we found out that they refer to the initals of Lucky’s deceased baby, Chester Emory, but the series didn’t reveal what exactly happened to the baby in Them until Episode 5.
The episode offers viewers a flashback to the Emory family’s time in North Carolina. We see several men surrounding the Emory home and then we see Lucky trying to escape with her baby. However, the men try to gang rape Lucky while a woman singing the song of “Black Joe” wraps Chester in a cloth. Then the men start playing with the baby, throwing him back and forth as if he were a ball. Meanwhile, Lucky witnesses this traumatic incident as her baby is violently killed.
In Episode 7, when the Emory family decides to flee their Los Angeles home, we learn what’s inside the chest with the initials C.E.: the remains of Chester. We learn that Lucky dug up his son’s grave and took him all the way to Los Angeles. She says that there was no way she could leave him behind. Because of this act, Lucky is committed to a mental hospital.