Prime Video's Hunters is finally back for its second and final season and, ahead of its release, we were granted an exclusive opportunity to sit down with the one-and-only Logan Lerman ("Jonah Heidelbaum") to talk about the show's big return and Jonah's long-awaited showdown with Hitler.
With Jonah operating solo for the better part of the last two years, Lerman elaborates on where his head is at now that he's been separated from his team and why, despite all the bickering, he will soon need them more than ever.
While remaining extremely mindful of spoilers, we also talked about a pivotal decision Jonah makes late in the season that will ultimately change everything for the Hunters. We also touch on what the future could look like for Jonah...
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ROHAN: Outside of borrowing his Serpico look, Al Pacino's - The Wolf's - shadow still hangs largely over Jonah. However, he's also been through a lot of other things since season one, with his team breaking up. What can you tell us about what's happened to him during the hiatus and where he's at when we meet him again in season two?
LOGAN: Well, a lot has happened. In the events of season one, it really shaped who he is at this point. So beyond that, there was a traumatic event that really split up the crew, and Jonah has been on his own for a bit, and he found love, and he's in school, and he's trying to live a normal life, and then he just can't let the Nazi hunting go until everyone is counted for, and so, he's kind of finishing things. He thinks he sees the light at the end of the tunnel, and then he gets sucked back into it with the biggest mission ever, and he's grappling with the two roads, the things that he wants versus what he has to do, and it's all about responsibility and the burden of the responsibility.
ROHAN: As you mentioned, he's found love and still very much cares about his team. I think that's interesting because the natural inclination would have been to become a lone wolf, but instead family remains very important to him. What kind of wrinkle does that add when you were getting back into his headspace?
DAVID: Interesting question. I don't know. I think it's more so, it's necessity. I don't think he wants - he doesn’t think he wants the other Hunters as much as he needs them. I think he wants to move on and never talk to them again. *laughs* I think he's happy, just letting that life and those relationships go, but he realizes that he needs them in order to get through this next mission, and, yeah, he just can't do it without them.
ROHAN: I don't want to get into spoilers, but Jonah makes a monumental decision at the end of episode six, which essentially sets the series' endgame in motion, namely what happens in the finale. I really don't want to get into it, but can you tell me your initial thoughts on why that was the right move for Jonah versus what may have been the easier decision?
LOGAN: I know what you’re talking about - and, by the way, so nice and respectful of you to viewers who watch this, so that they're not, so that they could still be surprised. So, that's very nice, and the code is working - But yeah, look, I thought the choices that the writers made, namely David Weil with the ending of the season surprised me, and I felt really moved by it, and I think that it's going to surprise audiences and be a really great twist. Yeah, it’s shocking, it's shocking, and I really hope - I can't wait to see what people think of it. I can't wait to read some thoughts and opinions and reviews and what people say online or to me in person because that's really what I care about. I just want to see what people think of what we did. That was a really amazing or what I thought was amazing writing choice on David Weil’s part.
ROHAN: Hunters may be ending, but unfortunately, the fight persists, even in today's time. Did you and David have any discussions about where the story could've gone in season three or maybe even in a time jump situation, where we catch up with Jonah 10-20 years in the future?
DAVID: Yeah, we've talked about that, David and I, but it was all just kind of loose talk about it, and for me, this just seemed like a really clear ending for the show. It was really just focused and from Day One, from season one, this is what we talked about. We talked about season one and two. We talked about this ending, this twist, everything, and I just think that anything beyond that is possible, but it was never really in the books. There's a lot you could explore with this character. I guess, look, if people want it, they can always explore it, Amazon can explore more, we could explore more, but I think it just depends on how people react to this, and if there's a loud enough response, if there's noise that people are talking about it and want more, then we would continue and think about all the ways we could continue with it, but it is a lot to do for sure with this subject matter and what these guys are doing, for sure.
After an accident derails their exploits in Europe, The Hunters must band back together to hunt down history's most infamous Nazi—Adolf Hitler—who's hiding in South America. Meanwhile, a look to the past reveals Meyer Offerman (Al Pacino) encountering a dangerous threat that could unravel his secret and expose his true identity, with explosive reverberations for our Hunters.
Al Pacino returns for the epic series conclusion of Hunters alongside previously announced new series regular Jennifer Jason Leigh and returning series regulars Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Lena Olin, Josh Radnor, Tiffany Boone, Carol Kane, Louis Ozawa, Kate Mulvany, and Greg Austin.
Hunters is produced by Amazon Studios, Monkeypaw Productions and Halcyon Studios. The series is created and executive produced by David Weil, who serves as showrunner; Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld from Monkeypaw Productions; Phil Abraham, David J. Rosen, Jerry Kupfer, and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. David Ellender and Matt Loze from Halcyon Studios also serve as executive producers.