It’s been a long time since the Katee Sackhoff-starring Another Life first landed on Netflix but after a whopping two-year wait, the sci-fi series is finally taking flight for season 2.

The long wait has been made even more agonising by the fact that season 1 ended on a dramatic cliffhanger that saw the whole landscape of the show shift, setting up an enthralling second instalment.

But just when is the release time for Another Life season 2, what do we know about the story and how many episodes will there be in total?

Another Life Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Another Life Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Another Life season 1 recap

Season 1 of Another Life first landed on Netflix back on July 25th, 2019, more than two years ago.

The series centres on the life of astronaut Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) who leads a crew aboard the Salvare in the search for alien life.

During a mission to uncover the history of an alien artefact, the crew learn of a mysterious race known as the Achaia, whose origins are shrouded in secrecy.

On Earth, the influential Harper Glass reassures humanity that the Achaia are friends and can be trusted.

But across the galaxy, Niko and her crew know different as they learn that the Achaia has an empire comprising of over 300 planets.

Season 1 ends on a dramatic note as the crew of the Salvare witness an Achaia attack on the planet Zakir that turns the world into rubble, with the crew only just managing to escape the explosion.


Another Life season 2 release date and time

Season 2 of Another Life arrives on Netflix on Thursday, October 14th and will be released at midnight Pacific Time in the US.

Like most Netflix releases, Another Life’s second season will come out at the same time around the world.

This translates to 3am ET in the US, 8am here in the UK, 12:30pm in India and 6pm in Sydney, Australia.

Season 2 is expected to pick up right where the first instalment ended with Niko and the Salvare crew returning to Earth in the hopes of revealing the Achaia’s true intentions. Although whether anyone will believe them is another matter.


New cast additions

With the arrival of a new season, Another Life also welcomes a host of new cast members.

Joining as a series regular in season 2 is Tongayi Chirisa as Richard Ncube, a decorated veteran of many Earth campaigns who is very adept at making life-or-death decisions according to Deadline.

Alongside him are a quartet of recurring cast members Dillon Casey as Seth Gage, Shannon Chan-Kent as Iara, Kurt Yaeger as Dillon Conner and finally, Carlena Britch as Paula Carbone.


How many episodes in season 2?

Season 2 of Another Life will consist of 10 episodes in total.

The episode count for the second season should come as little surprise to fans as season 1 was also made up of 10 episodes.

In season 1, the majority of the episodes had a runtime of roughly 45 minutes each and that’s something we expect to continue into season 2.

Prior to the release of the new season, the titles for all 10 episodes were revealed:

  1. Live to Fight Another Day
  2. Smoke and Mirrors
  3. My Own Worst Enemy
  4. The Great Wheel
  5. A Better Earth
  6. Gift From the Gods
  7. Never Gonna Give You Up
  8. Just a Rat in a Cage
  9. What’s Brought/What’s Left Behind
  10. D Day

Season 2 of Another Life lands on Netflix on Thursday, October 14th, 2021.

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