Hunters season 2 has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here and will bring this pulpy crime drama to a big finish. The show is overseen by Jordan Peele and is about a group of Nazi hunters in New York City in the 1970s who try to stop fascism from taking root again.
At the end of the first season, it was revealed that both Adolf Hitler (Udo Kier) and his wife Eva Braun (Lena Olin) are still alive and hiding out in South America. This may have been the biggest surprise of all time.
But it’s only a matter of time before they meet up with our ragtag group, which is now led by a hardened Jonah Heidelbaum (Logan Lerman), even though his mentor Meyer Offerman (Al Pacino) is still around. Jennifer Jason Leigh, nominated for an Academy Award, joins the action in this last chapter as a new team member who wants revenge just as much as the rest of the team.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Hunters cast before the second season starts on Prime Video this month.
Logan Lerman plays Jonah Heidelbaum
Who is Jonah Heidelbaum? When Jonah’s grandmother, who he lived with, seemed to be the target of a plot to kill her, he joined the Hunters. He found out that she had been hunting down and killing Nazis who had been sent to live in different parts of the United States as part of a ragtag group led by the mysterious Meyer Offerman. He joined their crusade and helped stop a plan to make a fascist Fourth Reich. But he was shocked to discover that the man who had become his mentor was keeping something from him. Many years have passed, and Jonah’s biggest fight is still to come.
What else has Logan Lerman been in? Lerman got a lot of attention when he was young because he played the main character in the Percy Jackson movies. He also starred in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a big hit with teens. People may also know him from the war drama Fury, the biblical blockbuster Noah, and the action movie Bullet Train, which came out just recently.
Al Pacino plays Meyer Offerman
Who is Meyer Offerman‘? Meyer is the leader of the Hunters. He takes Jonah under his wing and teaches him how to find and kill Nazis, which is a very dangerous job. Meyer told Jonah at the end of season 1 that he had lied about who he was, which led to a fight between the two that ended with Jonah’s apparent death. But looks can be deceiving, as shown by the fact that Meyer is back in season 2 and taunts the audience in the trailer by saying, “Come on, my friend, you look like you’ve seen a ghost.”
In what else did Al Pacino act? Pacino is one of the most experienced and respected actors working in Hollywood today. He is best known for playing Michael Corleone in The Godfather and its sequel and Tony Montana in Scarface, another acclaimed crime drama. Glengarry Glen Ross, Scent of a Woman, and Heat are some of his other hits from a career that spans several decades. Hunters were the first regular TV role he had.
Lena Olin plays Eva Braun-Hitler / The Colonel
Who is Eva Braun? Eva Braun is Adolf Hitler’s wife and his closest friend. In this show’s world, she and her husband made it through the end of World War II and went into exile in South America, but now the Hunters are on their trail.
What else has Lena Olin been in? Olin was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the romantic drama Enemies, A Love Story, which came out in 1989. She was also nominated for a BAFTA for her role in Chocolat, which starred Johnny Depp. She later acted in the spy drama Alias, and some of her more recent work includes HBO’s Vinyl, Riviera, and Mindhunter.
Udo Kier Plays Adolf Hitler
Who is Adolf Hitler? Adolf Hitler was a monster who ran a fascist dictatorship in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. During the Second World War, he killed millions of Jews and other people who were being persecuted. At the end of the war, he shot himself in his bunker, but this series imagines that he was able to escape and start a new life in South America.
What else has Udo Kier been in? Kier has been working since the 1960s. He has worked with Uwe Boll (Bloodrayne and Far Cry), Lars Von Trier (Melancholia and Nymphomaniac), and Rob Zombie more than once (Halloween, Grindhouse). He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his recent lead role in the independent movie Swan Song, which starred Jennifer Coolidge.
Jerrika Hinton plays Millie Morris
Who is Millie Morris? Millie first hears about the Hunters through her job with the FBI. She tells them not to do anything illegal, even if they mean well. In season 2, when Jonah asks for help following Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun through South America, it seems like she has come to their plan.
What else has Jerrika Hinton been in? Hinton is known for her role as Stephanie Edwards on the long-running medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. She is also known for her role in the horror show Servant on Apple TV+.
Carol Kane plays Mindy Markowitz
Who is Mindy Markowitz? Mindy is an expert in signals, and she and her husband, Murray, joined the Hunters (Saul Rubinek). She lost her longtime love in the first season, which was sad, but she will still be a part of the fight as the group focuses on their biggest enemy.
What else has Carol Kane been in? Kane recently starred with Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess in the Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, where she gave a hilariously funny comedy performance. She won an Emmy for her work on the 1980s sitcom Taxi. From 2005 to 2014, she played Madame Morrible in a touring production of Wicked. She will join the cast in the second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
Josh Radnor plays Lonny Flash
Who is Lonny Flash? Lonny is the team’s master of disguises. He helps the Hunters sneak into places they shouldn’t be without being found.
In what other movies has Josh Radnor acted? Radnor is best known for playing Ted Mosby on the US sitcom How I Met Your Mother for ten years.
Jennifer Jason Leigh plays Chava Apfelbaum
Who Is Chava Apfelbaum? Chava is a new member of the Hunters. She has been looking for the exiled dictator for the last 20 years, so she decided to join them in their search for Hitler.
In what other movies has Jennifer Jason Leigh acted? Leigh just finished four seasons of the comedy-drama show Atypical. Before that, she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Other recent projects include Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman, The Woman in the Window, starring Amy Adams, and Twin Peaks: The Return, starring David Lynch.
Greg Austin plays Travis Leich
Who is Travis Leich? Travis is a hard-hearted enforcer for the Colonel (also known as Eva Braun) who has shown he will do almost anything to get his bosses’ approval. At the end of season 1, Agent Morris put him in jail, but that won’t keep him there for long.
What else has Greg Austin been in? Austin played Gordon Selfridge on ITV’s Mr. Selfridge and Charlie Smith on the Doctor Who spin-off Class. He has also been in Law & Order: UK, Endeavour, and Summer of Rockets.
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