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Loot Season 2 Release Date, Cast And More

Loot is an American comedy series that was created by the team of Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard. It stars Maya Rudolph in the lead role and was released on Apple TV+ on June 24, 2022, meeting with a positive response with particular praise on the humor and the performances.

Loot Season 2
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Since it was released, fans have been eagerly waiting for the show’s second season. If you are one of the fans of Loot, this article is for you so keep reading.

What Is Loot All About?

Loot follows the story of a 40-year-old lady named Molly Wells (played by Maya Rudolph) who divorces her husband John Novak (played by John Novak) who is a tech billionaire. The couple goes through a divorce and as a result, she suddenly becomes super rich due to the settlement. Molly ends up becoming the third richest woman in the world.

What Is Loot All About?
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The newfound wealth makes her go on a spiral and drink heavily and spend without thinking. However, later on, she goes through a mid-life crisis and invests herself in a charitable organization, called Wells Foundation, which she founded earlier.

What Happened In The Previous Season?

The first season had ten episodes with the final episode called The Silver Moon Summit. Towards the end, we see Sofia unwilling to stay in a vehicle after she hears the driver saying bad things about the city’s population with no proper housing. Later, she arrives in Corsica for a summit with her team. As Molly plans to gift a water purifying system to Jean-Pierre, Sofia tells her to focus on their main mission.

What Happened In The Previous Season?
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Meanwhile, Arthur confesses that he loves Molly and is comforted by Nicholas as well as Howard. Molly then demonstrates the water purifier but it goes wrong and Molly ends up drinking a glass of water that is still tainted and unpure. Post that, Molly decides to take a step back from her foundation and sends a note to her team declaring the same.

On the plane, Sofia confronts her and it is revealed that she parted ways with Jean-Pierre. Molly is told about the positive impact of her work on the foundation and rejects her resignation. Subsequently, Molly returns to the conference and announces that she will be giving all her money to charity. During the celebration, we hear Arthur wants to talk to her about something. In the final scene, we see Molly waking up in the morning with John beside her bed.

What To Expect From The Upcoming Season?

Right after the warm response of the first season, the makers of Loot announced the second season in July 2022. In February 2024, the makers revealed further details about the latest season. The second season will take place roughly a year after the divorce between Molly and her billionaire husband John Novak was finalized.

What To Expect From The Upcoming Season?
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Post that, she is successfully running her charitable organization named Wells Foundation. This season will see Molly totally focusing on her work without being distracted by Men. She is supported by her assistant Nicholas while Sofia oversees the day-to-day operations of her organization.

Things take a turn when her friend Isaac comes up and the rapport between Howard and Nicholas also goes through turbulence. At the same time, Arthur has moved on and is over his ex-wife Molly. Molly will be also seen in a different headspace.

Do We Have A Release Date?

Loot Season 2 will premiere on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 on Apple TV+, less than two years since the first one aired. The first two episodes will drop on Apple TV+ on April 3, followed by the release of an episode every Wednesday. The last episode will drop on May 29th and the second season will have a total of ten episodes, just like the first season.

Who Will Be In The Cast?

Maya Rudolph, who portrays Molly Wells, will be surely returning for the second season. Apart from her, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (Sofia), Joel Kim Booster (Nicholas), and Ron Funches (Howard) as well as Nat Faxon (who plays Arthur) will also return.

Who Will Be In The Cast?
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The press release also mentions that Meagen Fay (Rhonda), Adam Scott (John Novak), as well as Stephanie Styles (Ainsley) will also make a comeback. Besides these names, there is a new addition to the cast as O-T Fagbenle who will be playing the role of Isaac, who is a friend and an architect by profession.

Conclusion

Maya Rudolph is a fine actress and one of the best comedians in the world. She has a proven track record of strong comic timing which was once again in display in Loot. Her performance in the series has met with critical acclaim and it has further cemented her name as a comic goldmine. She plays the role of a trophy wife with much ease and humor. But what makes her role special is the display of vulnerability in her as she goes through a change of heart.

Amid a plethora of options on streaming platforms, it is hard to find a comedy show that can resonate with people. Loot successfully manages to do that mainly because it doesn’t try to be funny and has a very subtle approach towards comedy. Since its very easy to go overboard and slapstick-y. Loot remains a beacon in the sea of shows in the same genre.

The first season was well-received and almost had a satisfying ending. However, the last scene opened a can of worms and left the audience wondering and wanting more. Good news came in the form of the announcement of the second season which has created a lot of buzz. Fans are now eagerly waiting for all the episodes in the new season to unfold.

Apart from Maya, all the supporting cast are also at the top of their games. The show is also accompanied by a great screenplay and tight direction which further elevates the quality of the overall show which makes it a must-watch.

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