With plans for a feature film still on the horizon, the producers behind the GeekNation Web series Northbound will head back to Michigan in just a couple weeks to begin work on Season 2.
The post-apocalyptic series already has locations picked out in communities like Iron Mountain, Norway and Channing – all located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The goal is to help revitalize the arts across that particular part of the Great Lakes region, important to Northbound creators Seth Anderson and Nathan Anderson, who are native of those parts.
In fact, some local organizations and regional businesses have helped make the second season of Northbound a reality, including the Dickinson County Community Theater and Aerial Vantage Productions. The county, which borders Wisconsin, has a population of a little more than 26,000 people.
Northbound stars Nate Alwine as the ex-Marine and father Alex, who struggles to survive in a world where millions of the American population were mysteriously killed off in a single day. In the second season, which starts filming Nov. 29, Alex and his comatose daughter Crystal (played by Alwine’s real-life daughters Callie Alwine and Addie Alwine) find themselves in the middle of a fractured cease-fire between rival survivalist camps: the pacifist Infinity Group and the Firewalkers militia.
Also returning from the first season is Mike March as Infinity’s leader Wallace, and Don Lofholm as the Firewalker squad leader Red Hat. New to Season 2 include a host of local actors including Phil Wentz, Kayla Kelly, Kaitlin Paupore and Joe Stevens.
The first season of Northbound began production in February 2013 as a proof-of-concept Web series for the planned feature film Northstar, according to a release. GeekNation acquired the rights to Northbound in March 2014, distributing the complete six-episode first season as part of the deal.
The second season, which is produced by both the Anderson brothers and Jason Hagen, will debut on GeekNation next spring. For a look at the Season 2 teaser trailer, click here.
The entire first season of Northbound is available right here.
This story was written independently of the producers in Northbound and was not subject to review by the primary ownership of GeekNation or anyone attached to the production.
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