Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous didn’t inspire much hype in the run-up to its first season. The animation looked cheap, the character designs were generic and the concept of a Jurassic series aimed at children indicated that they’d be toning down the dinosaur-based peril. So, it was a nice surprise when the show actually turned out to be pretty good.
Set during the events of 2015’s Jurassic World, our young heroes are the first to experience the titular Camp Cretaceous, an adventure camp for teenagers on the opposite side of the island, away from the main park area. When the dinosaurs broke free, the characters had to get across Isla Nublar and make it to the evacuation boats. But, in a cool twist, they arrived at the docks to find the other guests long gone. Now, the children have to survive as they either await rescue or figure out a way to get off the island (and they’d better hurry, as it’s going to explode soon).
It seems we’re going to get to see the outcome of this situation, too, as Netflix has just confirmed that production on a second season is well underway. They’ve released a teaser trailer as well showing off what’s in store for the survivors in the upcoming episodes and it hints at the gradual destruction of the abandoned park, broken electric fences, smashed rollerballs and a T-Rex running amok in the visitor’s area.
The CGI nature of the show should make production on season 2 pretty rapid, as they can reuse a lot of the character and creature models as well as some of the key environments. Plus, voice acting can be done remotely, so no matter what COVID-19 restrictions are coming down the line, things should be able to stay on schedule.
The teaser says that Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is returning in 2021, so let’s hope it’s relatively early in the year. After all, I’m really looking forward to seeing how these kids settle into their new lives of running, screaming and hiding.