YouTube has ordered a second season of the YouTube Original series Impulse, the company revealed via press release today. The show has generated 8 million views since debuting on June 6th, which was enough for YouTube to order a second 10-episode season to debut in 2019.
YouTube Global Head of Original Content Susanne Daniels said of the renewal:
This dramatic thriller has all of the right elements — with unexplained events and complex characters who drew us into their mysterious world right from the start. We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Universal Cable Productions and the talented team at Hypnotic to create another intriguing season.
Here’s more info on the show, from the press release:
In Season One of IMPULSE, Maddie Hasson stars as Henrietta “Henry” Cole, a rebellious 16-year-old girl who has always felt different from her peers and longs to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. During a traumatic event, Henry discovers she has the extraordinary ability to teleport, and her newfound power confirms Henry’s conviction that she really was different from everybody else — but it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her.
Returning for a second season to the Toronto-based production are Maddie Hasson ( Twisted, The Finder ) as “Henry,” Missi Pyle (Gone Girl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ) as “Cleo,” Sarah Desjardins (Van Helsing, Wayward Pines ) as “Jenna,” Enuka Okuma ( How to Get Away with Murder, Rookie Blue, Slasher ) as “Deputy Anna,” and Craig Arnold (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Heartland ) as “Lucas.”
IMPULSE is directed and executive produced by Hypnotic’s Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Live. Die. Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow ). David Bartis and Gene Klein, who produce UCP’s hit series “Suits” on USA Network and SYFY’s “Nightflyers,” also serve as Executive Producers. Lauren LeFranc ( Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D ) is the series’ Showrunner and Executive Producer.
Season 1 of Impulse can be viewed exclusively on YouTube Premium, or whatever YouTube is calling it this week. Check out a teaser for season 2 below, and look for it sometime in 2019.