Roku’s push into original, exclusive content continues with an order for a second season of Most Dangerous Game, one of several shows the company acquired from the now-defunct Quibi streaming service.
Season one of the show, based on Richard Connell’s famous short story, earned itself a pair of Emmy nominations in the Short Form Comedy or Drama series. Actor Christoph Waltz, who picked up one of those noms for his work on the show, is set to return as Miles Sellers — a CEO who helps organize hunts involving human prey.
New for season two is David Castañeda, who is set to play protagonist Victor Suero. The character agrees to take part in the game to help his family. For the second season, the show’s setting will move from Detroit to New York City.
“Audiences gravitated towards the dynamic storytelling and uncompromising action of season one,” Colin Davis, Roku’s head of scripted content, said in a press release. “Nick Santora’s script for season two takes the thrill to the next level in New York and with David Castañeda joining Christoph Waltz, it was an easy decision to bring Most Dangerous Game back for another season.”
Roku’s order for more content follows the recent move to pick up another season of Reno 911!, which will feature more traditional 30-minute episodes rather than the shorter lengths that were a signature of Quibi’s short-lived service.
There’s no word just yet on a target premiere date for season two of Most Dangerous Game, but we’ll keep an eye out for more details. In any case, it’s clear Roku’s ramping up its investment in new, original content for its own service, The Roku Channel.
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