One of the great crowd-funding success stories, Jeff Chan’s sci-fi film Code 8 starred brothers Stephen and Robbie Amell. It became something of a cult favorite back in 2019, and launched a Quibi spinoff series that died along with the streaming service. But it was on Netflix where the film really took off, and naturally, the streamer quickly snapped up the sequel, Code 8: Part II, which is dropping later this month.
The previous film centered on Connor, one of the rare people who have superhuman abilities. To make ends meet and help his sick mother, he agrees to help a bunch of criminals pull off a job. The sequel picks up right where the story left off, with Connor trying to stay out of trouble after being released from prison. Of course, it goes wrong when he’s forced to help out a 14-year-old superhuman kid on the run from corrupt forces.
Along with Robbie and Stephen Amell, the sequel stars Alex Mallari Jr., Sirena Gulamgaus, Jean Yoon, and Aaron Abrams. Chan returns to direct. He also co-wrote the script with Chris Paré, Sherren Lee, and Jesse Lavercombe.
Here’s the synopsis: In this sequel to Code 8, Connor is out of prison and working as a janitor at a community center, having cut ties with his former criminal associate Garrett. Connor’s attempt at staying out of trouble is destroyed when he’s forced to help 14-year-old Pav escape from a pack of corrupt officers led by Sergeant King. King uses the newly launched robotic K9’s to track Pav down, while Connor finds himself once again reaching out to Garrett and his crew for help, but can he trust the man who landed him in prison in the first place?
Code 8: Part II hits Netflix on February 28th, and if it does well expect to see another one.