Documentaries are a tough genre to target audiences. They receive a lot from a niche audience. However, general audiences mostly prefer watching entertaining movies. It is, thus, a hard call for makers to put money into something that may not rake in profits. On the other hand, some documentaries hit the chord. They earn money at the box office, depict the true reality of the subject, and receive critical appreciation.
Netflix has also put its money into many such documentaries. One of them is the widely popular, Wild Wild Country. The documentary series revolves around a controversial guru based in India. This guru is Shree Rajneesh popularly known as Osho. It also depicts the story of the guru’s assistant named Ma Anand Sheela and the community of followers of the two of them. This community, based in the US is known as Rajneeshpuram community.
Wild Wild Country is a crime documentary series. It has been directed by the duo of Maclain Way and Chapman Way. The title of the series also has a story of its own. Bill Callahan had written a song named Drover which had these lines in it. This song also features in the last episode of the documentary series.
Wild Wild Country Season 2 Release Date
Wild Wild Country is an English language documentary series that was originated in the United States. The first season of the Juliana Lembi produced series was released on the 16th of March 2018. Only one season of the series has been released, till now. The first season had a total of 6 episodes. Each episode of the series has a run time of 64 to 71 minutes. The executive producers of the series are Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Josh Braun, Dan Braun, Lisa Nishimura, Ben Cotner and Adam Del Deo.
After a successful first season of the series, the wait for season 2 has begun. The production companies behind the series including Duplass Brothers Productions, Stardust Frames Productions and Submarine Entertainment gained profit from the first season. It is thus, inevitable that the release of season 2 is expected soon. All the six episodes of the first season were released all at once.
A movie adaption of the series headlined by Priyanka Chopra was announced in January 2019. The series helmed by Amazon Studios was named Sheela. No official announcement for the release date of season 2 of Wild Wild Country has been made.
|Wild Wild Country Season 1 Release Date||March 16, 2018|
|Wild Wild Country Season 1 End Date||March 16, 2018|
|Wild Wild Country Season 2 Release Date||Not Announced|
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Wild Wild Country Season 2 Story
Wild Wild Country follows what can easily be defined as a cult. Osho, the guru is surrounded by many controversies. He claims to have built his Utopian city somewhere in the country of Orgean. The dispute arises when certain conflicts with the locals of the city lead to the uncovering of a scandal.
The first season starts with the local’s attempt of building up a case against Osho. The series highlights the complicated relationship between Rajneesh (Osho) and his secretary Ma Anand Sheela. All of this occurs as Osho shifts his base from India. Sheela had joined Osho’s organization at the tender age of sixteen.
What brings negative attention to the organization are the highly debatable earnings. Rajneesh owning a Rolls Royce draws eyeballs, thus increasing doubt. This also ends up bringing the attention of the FBI to the organization. The story of the guru-assistant duo has various layers that can be delved into. If a season 2 goes under production, it will have a lot to depict.
Wild Wild Country Season 2 Cast
Wild Wild Country has an ensemble cast of famous and well-known personalities. These include Ma Anand Sheela in the series as herself, Osho in the series as himself, Philip Toelkes in the series as himself, Jane Stork in the series as herself, George Meredith in the series as himself, Ma Prem Sunshine in the series as herself, Jon Bowerman in the series as himself, Robert Weaver in the series as himself, Rosemary McGreer in the series as herself, Kelly McGreer in the series as herself and John Silvertooth in the series as himself.
Some of the cast members only appeared in a few episodes. These include Ma Prem Hasya in the series as herself, Charles Turner in the series as himself, and Krishna Devi in the series as herself.
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