Production Begins On Season 2 Of CBC’s X Company

The international ensemble cast will include Evelyne Brochu, Jack Laskey, and Hugh Dillon.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

CBC and Temple Street Productions announced the start of production on Season 2 of the original series X Company, an emotionally driven adventure drama set in the world of WWII espionage and covert operations. Returning this season is the international ensemble cast including Evelyne Brochu, Jack Laskey, Hugh Dillon, Warren Brown, and Dustin Milligan.

Season 1 of X Company premiered on CBC Television February 18th to more than one million viewers.

“We’re thrilled to be returning for a second season of X Company and continuing our partnership with CBC and Sony Pictures Television,” commented David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers and co-presidents of Temple Street Productions, in an official press release. “Together with creators Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern and our talented cast and crew we are looking forward to delivering another compelling season of the show.”

Season 2 begins with the team on the ground in German-occupied France, two men down, virtually cut off from all communications with Camp X. Tom (Milligan) has been shot, leaving Aurora (Brochu), Neil (Brown) and Harry (Connor Price) to deal with the chaotic aftermath of Alfred (Laskey) being captured by the Gestapo.

The team is reeling, scrambling to recover. Aurora is devastated by Alfred’s capture, Harry blames himself for exposing the entire team to an enemy agent, Neil’s ability to fight is compromised by having to kill a German friend and Tom’s life is hanging in the balance. Alfred, with his perfect memory, was always a perfect target for the Germans, and was never supposed to be taken alive. Why didn’t Aurora take the shot when she had the chance? Meanwhile, back at Camp X, Sinclair (Dillon) realizes he’ll have to take unprecedented risks to get Alfred out before he breaks under torture. And Krystina (Lara Jean Chorostecki), fighting to control the damage, learns that the timing could not be worse: the Allies are depending on their secret agents to help lay the groundwork for an invasion of Occupied France.

Season 2 of X Company will air in Winter 2016.

Photo: X Company/CBC