Since the finale of the first season of The Owl House, in which our heroine Luz Noceda, voiced by Sarah-Nicole Robles, competes against the mysterious Emperor Belos, voiced by the extremely talented Matthew Rhys, to protect her chosen family from harm , fans are crying out for more! Disney Channel announced the season 2 extension before the series premiere, so we knew we’d get more, it was just a matter of time. Little news was announced about the series after the finale, but now we know when the show will return and how long the series will air.
The Owl House, premiered in January 2020, saw Luz, a girl who didn’t fit into her world, ended up in a magical realm where she was trained in magic and became more confident. Although she is unable to conjure spells the traditional way, she can use paper with glyphs written on it. Her mentor Eda (Wendie Malick) is not a traditional teacher as she has her own magic style and is an outsider herself. In Eda’s house we meet King, an adorable demon voiced by Alex Hirsch, the creator of Gravity Falls. He also speaks Hooty, the guardian of The Owl House, who is a crazy character.
Eager to learn, Luz eventually learns more outside of Eda’s teachings by being a student at the Hexside School of Magic and Demonics. At school she meets her close friends Willow (Tati Gabrielle) and Gus (Issac Ryan Brown). She also runs into a girl, Amity, voiced by Mae Whitman, who shows impressive vulnerability and deep emotions with her voice work. Amity is initially a rival of Luz when she shows up, but slowly she softens and we see her true side.
With the second season of The Owl House, which premieres on the Disney Channel this Saturday, June 12, we tie in with the events of the first season and its exciting finale. Luz successfully outwitted and outwitted Emperor Belos, protected Eda from petrification and learned the truth about Eda’s curse.
The confrontation of Luz with Emperor Belos showed how powerful Luz could become in a short time. While it felt like Luz was overwhelmed at the moment, especially with her lack of time to master the owl staff prior to the episode, it demonstrated her ability to fight for her loved ones when time calls for it. It has a natural ability, even though it is not from the kingdom. Luz was able to successfully get the emperor to believe that she was giving him what he really wanted, the door to her world. While the door was destroyed, it may not have completely disappeared as we see in the end.
Since she was apparently on the wrong side, Eda’s sister Lilith was forced to tell Luz the truth about Eda’s curse. When they were younger, only one of the sisters was accepted into the Emperor’s circle. Lilith, knowing that Eda was the stronger of the two, decided to curse her sister so that she would lose the fight. On the day of the fight, Eda threw the fight knowing that her sister wanted it more. Eda cannot stop the curse and falls under the spell. Lilith believed the curse would be temporary, but it wasn’t. After the big events of the finale, Lilith casts a sharing spell and shares the curse between her and Eda to protect her sister. As a result, neither of them can now use magic. Eternal optimist Luz says she will teach them magic the way she learned to do magic with paper and glyphs.
We’ve already seen the new opening titles for Season 2 that keep some of the moments from the first season opening titles while adding new poses and interesting character portrayals.
Ahead of the season two premiere, we also know that the show will be back for a third season! Season 3 will consist of 3.44 minute long specials and will be the last season of the series. While it’s sad to know that the show will end much earlier than we fans hoped and expected, it at least offers the chance for the show to come to a decent conclusion on its own terms. The same fate as Infinity Train could have happened to us and we did not have the option of a narrative ending.
In season 1 there were many highlights and big moments that I will certainly continue to expand and will continue to expand this season. I loved seeing the friendship between Luz, Willow and Gus grow. They all became such close friends in a short amount of time, and they had some moments that put their friendship to the test. With different backgrounds, they all became a strong unit.
I also loved Amity’s transformation from the first time we met her to the more confident and independent girl we see at the end of the season. She initially appears as the rival antagonist of Luz, who was jealous and will be a thorn in her side, a true ally and even a romantic partner. As the season progresses, we see Amity address her own insecurities resulting from her inner struggles and pleasing her family and becoming the girl they want. Even small moments from her physical appearance of her sloppily dyed hair to match the rest of her family probably mean more than we know by now. Cant wait to see the Lumity Moments in Season 2. There is so much more to discover and grow there.
The little moments King breaks off his harsh demeanor and admits to taking care of Eda and Luz have been adorable and I’m sure we’ll see more of them, along with more opportunities for him to grow. I am sure that Hooty will continue to be Hooty!
Cant wait to see where we go next, what magical moments we experience next, and how deep the mythology will be as we now near the end of the series. Belos has a plan and we have only scratched the surface of what that means for our heroes, their realm and Luz’s home realm. Bring it on!
The second season of The Owl House will air Saturday mornings on the Disney Channel on June 12th.