Most Dangerous Game, a Christoph Waltz series, is getting a second chance on Roku. After its debut on the now-defunct short-form streamer Quibi, the show has been renewed for a second season by the streaming device maker. When Roku bought the Quibi library earlier this year, it acquired more than 70 series, including this one.
Miles Sellars, the head of the game in which very wealthy people pay to hunt humans for prey, will be played by Christoph Waltz again. David Castaeda joins the cast as Victor Suero, a down-on-his-luck fighter who will go to any length to protect his sister when she gets into trouble. To keep her safe, he agrees to take part in a dangerous game. He’ll make a fortune if he survives. Liam Hemsworth, who starred in season one, is replaced by Castaeda as the main character.
Nick Santora will return as showrunner, and Roku will stick to the same format as the first season, which means short-form episodes, which is how Quibi made its money. The second season will be shot in New York City, with a premiere date to be determined later. Colin Davis, Roku’s head of scripted, had this to say about the series being renewed for a second season:
“Audiences gravitated towards the dynamic storytelling and uncompromising action of season one. Nick Santora’s script for season two takes the thrill to the next level in New York and with David Castañeda joining Christoph Waltz, it was an easy decision to bring Most Dangerous Game back for another season.”
Like all of the other shows Roku acquired from Quibi, Most Dangerous Game has been rebranded as Roku Originals. After being acquired by Quibi, the Kevin Hard-led comedy Die Hart was also renewed for a second season on Roku.
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