‘Morpho’ mystery deepens in The Big Door Prize season 2 trailer


The citizens of a small town called Deerfield continue to see their lives upended by a fortune-telling machine known as Morpho, according to the season 2 trailer Apple TV+ dropped Wednesday for philosophical comedy series The Big Door Prize.

Starring Emmy Award winner Chris O’Dowd, the well-liked comedy’s 10-episode second season debuts Wednesday, April 24, with three episodes.

The Big Door Prize remains a tantalizing mystery in season 2 trailer

In the first season of The Big Door Prize, a machine called Morpho mysteriously shows up in Deerfield grocery store. It issues cards to users stating their “life’s potential.” The townsfolk soon become obsessed over who they are and who they should be. And that obsession appears to deepen in the season 2 trailer.

Here’s how Apple TV+ describes season 2 of the show from Emmy Award-winning creator David West Read (Schitt’s Creek):

Based on M.O. Walsh’s novel, The Big Door Prize season two follows the residents of Deerfield as the Morpho machine readies them for the mysterious “next stage.” As everyone’s potentials are exchanged for visions, new relationships form and new questions are asked.

Dusty (Chris O’Dowd) and Cass (Gabrielle Dennis) decide to take time apart while Trina (Djouliet Amara) and Jacob (Sammy Fourlas) learn that they can shed their old labels. Giorgio (Josh Segarra) and Izzy (Crystal Fox) each find romance while Hana (Ally Maki) and Father Reuben (Damon Gupton) attempt to discover the purpose of the machine.

Residents of the small town are once again left questioning what they thought they knew about their lives, their relationships, their potential and the Morpho itself.

Cult of Mac’s reviewer seemed to like the first season of the show.

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Ensemble cast welcomes newbies

The cast members mentioned above return to the show, produced by Skydance Television and CJ ENM/Studio Dragon, along with some other returning and new faces for season 2.

They include Justine Lupe, Aaron Roman Weiner, Mary Holland, Patrick Kerr, Cocoa Brown, Carrie Barrett, Elizabeth Hunter, Jim Meskimen, Matt Dellapina and Melissa Ponzio.

Showrunner Read serves as executive producer along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Matt Thunell, Miky Lee, Jey-hyun Kim and Hyun Park, Bill Bost and Sarah Walker. Series directors are Steven Tsuchida, Heather Jack, Jordan Canning, Satya Bhabha and Declan Lowney.

Watch the season 2 trailer

Watch the first season on Apple TV+

You can watch the whole first season of The Big Door Prize before season 2 premieres on April 24. The service is available by subscription for $9.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

After launching in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 471 wins and 2,090 award nominations and counting,” the service said.

In addition to award-winning movies and TV shows (including breakout soccer comedy Ted Lasso), Apple TV+ offers a variety of documentaries, dramas, comedies, kids shows and more.

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Source: Apple TV+





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