SDCC 2018: Youtube Orders Second Season of Smash Hit “Impulse”


    YouTube announced that it has ordered a second season of the critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller Impulse from Universal Cable Productions (UCP). Since its debut on June 6, the first episode of Impulse has generated nearly 8 million views. Season Two of the 10-episode, hour-long series will premiere on YouTube Premium in 2019.

    Returning for a second season to the Toronto-based production are Maddie Hasson (​Twisted, The Finder​) as “Henry,” Missi Pyle ​(Gone Girl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory​) as “Cleo,” Sarah Desjardins (Van​ Helsing, Wayward Pines​) as “Jenna,” Enuka Okuma (​How to Get Away with Murder, Rookie Blue, Slasher​) as “Deputy Anna,” and Craig Arnold (Degrassi:​ The Next Generation, Heartland​) as “Lucas.”

    IMPULSE is directed and executive produced by Hypnotic’s Doug Liman (Bourne​ Identity, Live. Die. Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow​). David Bartis and Gene Klein, who produce UCP’s hit series Suits on USA Network and SYFY’s Nightflyers, also serve as Executive Producers. Lauren LeFranc (​Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D​) is the series’ ​Showrunner and Executive Producer.

    “This dramatic thriller has all of the right elements — with unexplained events and complex characters who drew us into their mysterious world right from the start,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Universal Cable Productions and the talented team at Hypnotic to create another intriguing season.”