Bna (pronounced “banner”) is an American fantasy-action television series that will air on the channel WGN America. The series is based upon the characters by Aron Coleite, who was also one of the show’s executive producers. Other executive producers include Joe Pokaski and Paris Barclay, who has directed some episodes.
Episodes of Bna
The first season consists of thirteen episodes, which were all released around mid-November 2015 to early February 2016 following a nine-day limited engagement in select IMAX 3D theatres starting November 13th featuring never before seen footage from the series’ pilot episode.
In March 31st, 2015 NBC Universal announced that they had hired Aron Coleite and Joe Pokaski as co-executive producers and showrunners for a new series. WGN America announced that they had greenlit the production of bna (working title) and gave it a thirteen-episode order. Coleite and Pokaski wrote the pilot episode and were also executive producers alongside David Slade, Joe Harnell, Russ Buchholz and Jeff Kwatinetz from Prospect Park.
Prospect Park planned to premiere the show in late 2015 but on October 21st, 2015 it was revealed that the release date would be delayed to early 2016 instead due to creative changes behind-the-scenes such as the replacement of several members of the show’s writing staff. This announcement sparked rumors that The CW was considering taking over production and had conducted a table read with potential replacement showrunners and writers during the delay, though this was quickly debunked by The CW President Mark Pedowitz.
On November 26th, 2015 WGN America announced that bna would begin airing on November 13th, 2015 in IMAX 3D theaters for a limited engagement before premiering on the network early 2016. This move was made to boost interest in the show and also marks the first time that a television series has been released nationwide in select IMAX 3D theatres before it’s TV debut. On December 10th, 2015 it was reported that despite The CW being interested they were no longer considering picking up bna due to scheduling conflicts with their own television series such as Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.
In March 31st, 2016 WGN America announced that bna was renewed for a second season.
The series follows the story of Nathan James, a Navy lieutenant who becomes captain of an international nuclear submarine after his predecessor and mentor is killed in suspicious circumstances. While he works to unravel the mystery behind his commanding officer’s death and search for those responsible, he uncovers a conspiracy that involves rogue Russian forces and a plot to devastate the world’s oil supply which puts him at odds with his own government. The show also stars Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin and Charles Parnell among others.
The show was originally developed at The CW with a pilot order in August 2012. In October 2014, Prospect Park announced that they had started developing bna after acquiring the rights but did not have a network attached to it yet. Because of this, they decided to go directly to series and preemptively ordered thirteen episodes for release through conventional means such as streaming services and video on demand while also making the pilot available for viewing online prior to any television airings.
Bna season 2 released date:
In December 10th, 2015 The CW confirmed that they were no longer considering picking up bna due to scheduling conflicts with their own television series such as Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.
Later that same month, WGN America announced that the show would premiere In March 31st 2016 following a nine-day limited engagement in select IMAX 3D theaters starting November 13th featuring never before seen footage from the series’ pilot episode.
On October 21st, 2015 news outlets reported that Prospect Park had hired new writers behind-the scenes, replacing some members of the show’s writing staff which led to rumors that The CW was considering taking over production due to the delay in its release. This led to Mark Pedowitz, President of The CW confirming that they had conducted a table read with potential replacement showrunners and writers during the delay though he did not mention any specific people during his statement.
As of July 27th, 2016 filming has begun on the show’s second season according to cast member Eoin Macken’s Twitter account. On January 27th, 2017 it was reported bna began shooting in Cape Town, South Africa as part of the show’s second season. The show is set to premiere sometime in late 2017 after moving production from Cape Town to Prague as revealed by Adam Baldwin on his social media accounts.
On December 19th, 2016 Adam Baldwin posted an Instagram video showing him and several other crew members working on some exterior shots on what appears to be WGN America/prospect Park’s official fan site (WGNAmerica.com) confirming this.
Bna season 2 release date on Netflix:
On March 30th, 2017 it was announced that the second season of Bna will premiere on September 25th, 2017 on Netflix worldwide with all thirteen episodes being released at once. Adam Baldwin has also confirmed this. On June 20th, 2017 Charles Parnell who plays Peter Fleming revealed through his Facebook page that he wrapped filming on the show’s second season while Leopoldo Monterroso reported through Twitter that they are currently shooting scenes in New York City for the upcoming season.
As of August 6th, 2017 both Rhona Mitra and Ivanna Sakhno have been spotted in New York City with several fans reporting sightings via social media sites such as Instagram and Twitter. This sparked rumors among some fans though it is currently unknown if they will have a role in the upcoming season.
Confirmed by cast of series:
On September 22nd, 2017 Adam Baldwin confirmed through his Instagram account that filming on the show’s second season has wrapped and a teaser trailer was also released showcasing a new logo which closely resembles a dragon made up of several gears with an explosion going off behind it as well as announcing that bna will begin airing exclusively on Spectrum cable subscribers’ video-on-demand platforms starting December 15th, 2017 though this date has been postponed due to delays in editing and post production issues resulting from working at times with up to twenty different visual effects companies.
As of October 10, 2017 distribution rights for bna have not been announced yet. On November 19th, 2017 Charles Parnell posted a picture on Instagram of him walking through an airport with several fans congratulating him on wrapping the second season’s production. On November 22nd, 2017 it was announced that bna will once again premiere in IMAX theaters before it’s television debut exclusively with screenings for Aida 3D beginning December 6th, 2017 though there are no plans to make this available in 3D according to The Space Cinema in London’s official website.