Departure, a high-octane conspiracy series that followed the mystery of Flight 716 – a passenger plane that vanished over the Atlantic Ocean, had received a tremendous success and viewership amongst the audience when it released. The series returns with a bang with Departure Season 2 which will exclusively be premiered on streaming service Lionsgate Play on Friday, October 22, 2021 in India.
Written by Vincent Shiao, the cast includes Archie Panjabi, Christopher Plummer, Chris Holden-Ried and Mark Rendall in the lead. The series has received IMDb rating of 7.2. Lionsgate Play app can be downloaded on Google Play Store, Apple app store and Amazon Firestick at a monthly and yearly subscription of INR 99 and INR 699 respectively.
The new season follows Kendra Malley (Archie Panjabi) as she’s recruited to investigate the derailment of an experimental high-speed train in rural Michigan while travelling between Toronto and Chicago. Pressure mounts for Kendra and her team to crack the puzzle as the small town reels in shock, and the world demands answers. Their investigation reveals a plethora of disconnected events and a range of potential suspects with believable motives; a disillusioned employee, a local anti-technology politician, a tech mogul who developed the train’s software and a man with ties to a Mexican drug cartel. As she works to sort through the chaos, Kendra has to reckon with the inner tension that emerges between the investigation and her emotions.
Here are some positive reviews received for both the seasons:
Reason Online– “The second season is still well-plotted and satisfyingly mysterious as long as you’re new to all this. On the other hand, the first season is better written and has Plummer.”
Stuff– “If ever there was a time to watch a show about a plane disappearing with 255 souls on board during a global pandemic that has stopped most air travel, this is it.”
Variety– “A drama that will hook those who seek from their viewing a charge of adrenaline, if not always the most rigorously challenging of mysteries.”