It looks like Christian Kane is heading back to the Philippines. The Almost Paradise TV series has been renewed for a second season by IMDb TV, the streaming outlet that also releases Leverage: Redemption. Both series star Kane and are produced by Electric Entertainment.
A crime drama, Almost Paradise revolves around a former DEA agent, Alex Walker (Kane), who’s been forced into retirement. He moves to the Filipino island of Cebu and purchases a hotel gift shop, planning to live a tranquil and less stressful life. Unfortunately, the island’s luxury resorts attract rich, powerful, and sometimes criminal elite from around the world, often on a collision course with Alex. The first season’s cast also includes Samantha Richelle, Arthur Acuña, Nonie Buencamino, and Ces Quesada.
The first season aired on WGN America in 2020 and the cable channel opted not to order a second season. Executive producer Dean Devlin teased plans for another season and that there were hopes to bring the show to another outlet.
IMDb TV picks up Season Two of Drama Series “Almost Paradise” from Electric Entertainment
Season One currently available on the free streaming service
CULVER CITY, California – February 8, 2022 – IMDb TV, Amazon’s free streaming service, announced today the Season Two pickup of the action series Almost Paradise, created by Dean Devlin and Gary Rosen, who will also serve as co-showrunners. The drama follows Alex Walker (Christian Kane, Leverage: Redemption), a former U.S. DEA agent who, after his partner’s betrayal and a life-threatening battle with hypertension, is forced into early retirement and relocates to a small tropical island in the Philippines. Currently, Season One of Almost Paradise is exclusively available to stream on-demand on IMDb TV in the U.S.
Once the DEA’s most resourceful undercover operative, Walker now runs the gift shop in the island’s luxury resort hotel. While he manages to transition from top DEA agent to laid-back islander, the luxury resort has attracted the rich, powerful – and sometimes criminal – elite from around the world, often on a collision course with Alex. Despite his best efforts to begin a tranquil new life, he’s pulled back into a world of dangerous people and deadly situations, either through his friends in the local police, Kai Mendoza (Samantha Richelle, Syd) and Ernesto Alamares (Arthur Acuña, The Bourne Legacy), or running into people from his old life. And the problem is, he likes it.
Almost Paradise is executive produced by Dean Devlin, Gary Rosen, Marc Roskin, and Rachel Olschan-Wilson.
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About Electric Entertainment
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Electric Entertainment is an independent studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with his partners Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson. Electric Entertainment also houses Electric Post, a state-of-the-art digital effects and post production facility. Electric Entertainment’s International Division, headed by Sonia Mehandjiyska is continuing to sell all international rights on Almost Paradise. Electric also has a satellite office located in Vancouver, Canada.
Among Electric’s hit television series are The Librarians and Leverage, which ran for four and five seasons respectively on TNT, The Outpost which premiered its 4th season on The CW in 2021, and Almost Paradise, which is currently streaming on IMDb TV after having premiered on WGN America. Electric’s spin-off continuation of Leverage, Leverage: Redemption, is currently streaming in the U.S. and the U.K. on Amazon’s IMDb TV, as one of the platforms first original programs. Season 2 of Leverage: Redemption begins shooting in spring 2022.
Electric’s Feature Films have included Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, the award-winning film Say My Name starring Lisa Brenner and Nick Blood, and the critically acclaimed documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? Electric also acquires, distributes and sells worldwide rights to Electric’s produced and acquired content, as well as theatrical films from around the world, including Blood On The Crown, starring Harvey Keitel and Malcolm McDowell, Heavy, starring Sophie Turner and Daniel Zovatto, Rob Reiner’s historical biopic LBJ, starring Woody Harrelson, and Book Of Love, starring Jessica Biel and Jason Sudeikis. The company’s domestic distribution division, headed by Steve Saltman, is a full-service operation serving all significant outlets with various rights to films and series including: TVOD, EST, AVOD, SVOD, PTV, Linear Basic Cable and Broadcast.
A premiere date will be announced at a later time.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Almost Paradise? Will you watch season two on IMDb TV?