The cousins reprise their roles as superpowered criminals for Netflix's action-packed sequel.
The super-powered Amell cousins are officially back to the world of Code 8 with the release of the first teaser for Code 8 Part II.
After Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell first starred together in the CW's Arrowverse as DC Comics superheroes, they went on to bring their passion project, a sci-fi feature film, to life. Their 2016 proof-of-concept short and Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign sought to raise $200,000 to make a full-length movie, and after an overwhelming amount of backers pledged more than $2.4 million, the Amells created, starred in, and released Code 8 in 2019.
Now, after a stalled continuation with a now-canceled Quibi series, they're gearing up to debut the official sequel on Netflix. The Code 8 Part II teaser trailer, released Friday out of Netflix's Geeked Week virtual events, brings fans a first look at the new action.
"A lot's changed since you've been gone," a voice begins, kicking into a high-voltage montage that shows the Amell kin having a tense exchange, but potentially agreeing they could do "big things together."
The first entry introduced a gritty world where 4 percent of the population is born with supernatural abilities. Instead of being billionaires or superheroes, these power-enabled people face discrimination and live in poverty, often resorting to crime. Connor Reed (Robbie), a power-enabled young man, was lured into the lucrative criminal world by Garrett (Stephen), who helped Connor sharpen his powers in order to execute a series of crimes on behalf of a drug kingpin, while a militarized police unit hunted them down.
The sequel, which EW has learned is a different story entirely from what would've been the Quibi spinoff, picks up after the events of the first movie. Connor now works as a janitor and attempts to distance himself from Garrett. But when a 14-year-old named Pav (Sirena Gulamgaus) is targeted by corrupt police officers after investigating the wrongful death of her brother, Connor is forced to re-team with Garrett, the person who destroyed his life, to help the young girl.
Writer/director Jeff Chan returns to helm the sequel, which also stars Aaron Abrams, Alex Mallari Jr., and Jean Yoon.
A release date has not yet been set, but expect Code 8 Part II to hit Netflix in 2024. Watch the first teaser above.
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