YouTube announced that it has ordered a second season of the critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller IMPULSE from Universal Cable Productions (UCP). Since its debut on June 6, the first episode of IMPULSE has generated nearly 8 million views. Season Two of the 10-episode, hour-long series will premiere on YouTube Premium in 2019.
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.
“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,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Universal Cable Productions and the talented team at Hypnotic to create another intriguing season.”
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About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted content for all media platforms. Its robust slate of programming includes: the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” the Golden Globe nominated “The Sinner,” “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G,” “The Purge” and “Suits” for USA Network; “The Umbrella Academy” for Netflix; “Homecoming” for Amazon; “Dirty John” for Bravo; “Happy!,” “The Magicians” and “Channel Zero” for SYFY; “Impulse” for YouTube Premium; and “The Act” for Hulu. UCP’s content library features 787 hours of binge worthy content including the Emmy award-winning “Monk,” the Emmy and Peabody award-winning “Battlestar Galactica” and the Emmy nominated cult comedy “Psych.” UCP is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.