AMC Renews Paul Giamatti-Produced ‘Lodge 49’ for Season 2

Modern fable had the benefit of airing behind “Better Call Saul”

Last Updated: October 4, 2018 @ 9:33 AM

AMC has given its Paul Giamatti-produced “Lodge 49” a second season, the network said on Thursday.

The series, which has had the benefit of airing behind “Better Call Saul” on Mondays, airs its season finale on Oct. 8.

Wyatt Russell will reprise his starring role as Sean “Dud” Dudley. Creator, writer and executive producer Jim Gavin returns as does Peter Ocko as executive producer and showrunner.

“Lodge 49” is a light-hearted, endearing modern fable set in Long Beach, California, about a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, Dud (Russell), who’s drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business.

“‘Lodge 49’ tells a funny, wise and meaningful story that immediately and deeply resonated with critics and viewers alike,” said David Madden, president, programming, AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “With a talented cast including Wyatt Russell, Brent Jennings and Sonya Cassidy, along with our strong creative team led by Jim Gavin and Peter Ocko, we are particularly proud of this series from both an AMC network and AMC Studios perspective and are looking forward to a return trip to the ‘Lodge.'”

The second season of “Lodge 49” will go into production and will air on AMC in 2019 with 10 episodes. “Lodge 49” is an AMC Studios production.

“We are immensely pleased and excited to continue exploring the fabulous world inside and outside of ‘Lodge 49,’ guided by Jim Gavin, Peter Ocko and the Luminous Knights at AMC,” said Paul Giamatti.