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Hunters creator explains why Al Pacino is reprising Meyer’s role in Season 2

January 24, 2023

Starting the weekend with the return of a favorite series is one of the best ways to kick it off. A day on the couch and some familiar faces is exactly what Hunters invites you to do, with Season 2 premiering on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, January 13, 2023.

Although the day is superstitiously defined by bad luck, there is certainly some good luck for fans of David Weil’s series.

The show originally aired in February 2020 and began chronicling Nazi hunters living in New York City in 1977. After learning that Nazis who escaped punishment are now working to create a Fourth Reich in the United States. United, they set to work to ensure the downfall of the movement. .

Actors like Lena Olin and Logan Lerman put in outstanding performances, and the legendary actor from Scarface and The Godfather did too, but is Al Pacino in Hunters season 2 or just the first?

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE SEASON 1 FINALE

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Is Al Pacino in Hunters season 2?

Yes, Al Pacino takes over the role of Meyer Offerman in Hunters season 2.

This may surprise audiences as the Season 1 finale revealed that the character’s identity was discovered by Jonah Heidelbaum (played by Logan Lerman) and he was killed off.

Meyer is established as a Polish-Jewish philanthropist and Holocaust survivor in Season 1 and is the one who recruits the Hunters, serving as something of a patriarch of the circle.

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This is actually the 82-year-old American actor’s television debut. Even with that in mind, fans will wonder how the writers managed to justify the actor’s return following the surprising finale.

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How and why is Al Pacino in Hunters season 2?

The series creator was recently interviewed by ScreenRant and took the time to explain why Al’s Mayer is returning in Season 2:

“Al Pacino. Two words, Al Pacino. The dream of working with him is greater than anything, and the gift of power [makes me] feeling so honestly, very lucky. It’s really a pinch moment for me, every day, to work with him. At the end of Season 1, he and I had many conversations. I think we both felt there was unfinished business with this character…”

He continued, “…and we had such a wonderful time collaborating and creatively exploring together that we decided as a tandem to do it again in season two. We cobbled together this origin story for the Hunters through Meyer and to tap into the secrets, depths and dimensions within him, and to allow those secrets of the past to collide with Jonah and his story in 1979 . »

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By designing this element of the season, they were able to bring the star back and make it plausible and organic to the development of the series.

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Hunters Cast Guest Stars

Al and the others have been joined by some solid guest stars throughout the show’s history and you can check out a few of them below:

  • Josh Mostel as Rabbi Steckler
  • Barbara Sukowa as Tilda Sauer
  • Judd Hirsch as Simon Wiesenthal
  • Keir Dullea as Klaus Rhinehart
  • William Sadler as Friedrich Mann
  • John Noble as Fredric Hauser
  • Victor Slezak as Wernher Von Braun
  • Jerome Charvet as Armand
  • Veronika Nowag-Jones as Gretel Fischer, a NASA scientist killed in the first episode and investigated by Millie Morris
  • Max MacKenzie as Markus Roth

Season 2 of Hunters is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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