The American series, FlashForward, is based on a fictional book of the same name written by Canadian writer, Robert J. Swayer. The series was exclusively created by Brannon Braga, who is very well known for his work in movies like the Star Trek series. The show was originally planned to air on HBO, but it was decided that it would be better for it to air on a cable network instead of a streaming platform. Because of Brannon’s involvement in the series, there was a dispute between the two cable networks, ABC and FOX, to take up the series, which was later won by ABC Network due to the sacrifice of Brannon’s withdrawal as the main producer and only continuing as an executive producer, which he did so along with David S. Goyer, Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vicinanza, Marc Guggenheim, and Jessika Borsiczky.
According to the news and people who ever watched the show, it was way ahead of its time at the time of airing. It has an amazing acting cast, a great supporting cast and the story and plot twists were on point. It is a science fiction story where people all over the world black out for 137 seconds, and in those few seconds they are shown their future for the next six months. It begins with an intriguing premise before delving into philosophical implications, sci-fi paradoxes, and a dash of quantum physics while incorporating twists, action, humour, romance, drama, and conspiracy theories. It makes us think, is the future inevitable? If you knew what was coming, would you try to stop it knowing that it was already going to happen?
The show concluded with 22 episodes and ended with a major cliffhanger, leaving the viewers wondering what would happen next and craving more and more. If you are also one of those viewers, then you have come to the right place to find out about the new season, like its release date, story, cast, and trailer. Let’s get started now without any delay.
FlashForward Season 2 Release Date
Unfortunately, the show, even though it had enough potential to run for two more reasons, was cancelled by the show makers before the last episode was aired. The story, being ahead of its time, was not watched by a lot of people, which brought its popularity down with each successive episode. It continued to air for a while, but at last, reaching the lowest of lows, it was finally cancelled.
The fandom for the show, though, has been growing day by day slowly because of its mind-blowing plot and has been demanding the new season, seeing that the show left off on a high note without any answers to all the mysteries they started at the beginning. The program was the 44th most-watched program of the season with an average of 8.5 million viewers per episode at the time of the release of the first episodes but went downhill after that, forcing the creators to make this heartbreaking decision.
The show, originally when it was planned to air on HBO, had only 13 episodes, each lasting about 40 – 44 minutes, then it was later purchased by ABC, and extended to 22 episodes. On the same day, they extended it to 25 episodes, but it was finalized for 22 episodes, released in two different parts with 12 and 10 episodes. It first aired on September 24, 2014, and finished on May 27, 2010. The show was cancelled before the 22nd episode was released, on May 14, 2010, much to the fans’ disappointment.
Devoted viewers started the “Save Flashforward” campaign after learning of the cancellation to try to save the show. They planned to stage “blackouts” in front of ABC offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and several other significant cities on June 10, 2010, but to no avail. They also signed petitions to show their support. The show has now been cancelled permanently after more than ten years, with little to no hope of returning.
|Name of the Show||Flashforward|
|Season Number||Season 2|
|Flashforward Season 1 Release Date||24 September 2009|
|Flashforward Season 2 Release Date||Cancelled|
FlashForward Season 1 Recap
The story of FlashForward is a science fiction story. The story opens on a typical day when suddenly everyone in the world experiences a state of blackout for 137 seconds, only to learn what will happen to them in the next six months, with everyone experiencing the same day. Due to these blackout seconds, a lot of casualties take place, including car accidents.
Now, everyone wants to solve the mystery, including the Los Angeles police force, where Agent Mark Benford has been assigned the mission to solve it. Mark is a previous alcoholic who is in the stage of recovering and is determined to solve the mystery behind the future flashes also due to a lot of personal reasons along with his partners assigned with him to do the task.
As we move forward in the story, we are introduced to new characters who may have links to the incident and might give some answers to the questions. One thing leading to another, the show ends up on a cliffhanger, leaving us in the middle of suspense.
FlashForward Season 2 Story
The last episode of the series was shot before it was cancelled. The producers had already rolled in and the creators had an outline to continue the story, but due to its fate, it was cancelled before it could show all of its potential. If the new season follows the book faithfully, we might see people getting flashes of a few years ahead in their lives. The life that follows a lot of years ahead will be as bad as one’s imagination goes, and they will all be saved by a very interesting main character. The plot had a lot of potentials, but nothing happened.
FlashForward Season 2 Cast
There is no hope of the show coming back, which means that the cast of the show can not be confirmed. The details of the cast and their characters from the previous season are given below –
Mark Benford, an FBI special agent, portrayed by Joseph Fiennes
Mark, the protagonist of the story, is a recovering alcoholic and the FBI agent assigned to solve the mystery behind the blackout and the flashes. He is determined to solve the case in order to protect his wife, best friend, and himself. In his flashback, he sees himself being an alcoholic again, killing his best friend and all because of which, his wife left him for another man.
Demetri Noh, played by John Cho
One of the younger agents in the Los Angeles force, Noh is Mark’s partner at the FBI. He was recently engaged and was living a happy life until the blackout incident happened. Unlike others, Noh did not get any flashes as he was supposed to die within 6 months, the exact date being revealed later to be March 10, 2010. He helps Mark in solving the mystery, and when his time of death comes, he is saved by Mark.
Stanford Wedeck is played by Courtney B. Vance
Stanford, a recurring main character in the show, serves as the Assistant Director of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. Throughout the series, he maintained his humorous side. In his flashback, he saw himself sitting on a toilet sheet reading a newspaper while sitting on the toilet sheet when having flashes.
Janis Hawk, played by Christine Woods, is an FBI Special Agent.
Janis plays a very important role in the series, acting as a double agent. She is a rising star in the FBI and decides to stake her role while deciding to act as a mole. In her flashcard, she sees herself pregnant with a girl child whose father is revealed to be Noh.
Dr Lloyd Simcoe is played by Jack Davenport
When his mother died during the blackout incident, Dr Lloyd became a single father raising his son with autism. He is a quantum physicist and Associate Director of the Plasma-Wakefield Program at NLAP. It is revealed that his experiment was partially responsible for whatever happened all around the world.
Other potential characters include Brían F. O’Byrne as Aaron Stark, Dominic Monaghan as Dr Simon Campos, Ryan Wynott as Dylan Simcoe, Lennon Wynn as Charlie Benford and Zachary Knighton as Dr Bryce Varley
FlashForward Season 2 Trailer
Due to the show’s being cancelled, there is no trailer available for season 2. There won’t be one available for the new season, but you can watch trailers and teasers for season one on ABC’s official YouTube channel.
Where to Watch FlashForward Season 2 Online?
FlashForward Season 1 is available for rental or purchase on Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Vudu. The show was later made available on Disney Plus Hotstar too. Because of its incredible plot and ever-growing fan base, we predict that when season 2 debuts, it will be accessible to stream on the same platforms until a major platform decides to take it on.