An intimate German TV show, Unorthodox, presents an enthralling tale about one woman who tries to break the clutches of patriarchy. The mini-series is premiered on Netflix and is suitable for viewers above 16 years of age. We have witnessed a successful Season 1 of the series, and all of us must be eagerly waiting whether the second season can just tweak in the near future.
The series is directed by Maria Schrader. The source material for the inspiring binge is from Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman.
We are set into the flame of feminine courage as our heroine flees her ultra-orthodox community in New York to take control over turbulent life. We witness the true identity of the female self through the prism of a unique young woman’s experience.
When is Unorthodox Season 2 Release Date?
Unorthodox Season 2 is expected to stream on Netflix around the year 2022. We will keep you posted about the latest developments.
Who is Unorthodox Season 2 Cast?
Unorthodox presents an out-of-the-box story so, it needs an arsenal of quality cast crew who are equally unorthodox in their artistic fervor. The lead role in the mini-series is played by Israeli actress Shira Haas. Her previous appearances in binge-universe include Shtisel, The Zookeeper’s Wife, among others.
She is ably supported by Amit Rahav, who plays the role of Yakov Shapiro, who appears as Moishe Letkovitch in the show.
What is Unorthodox Season 2 Plot?
German TV series, Unorthodox, outlines the story of a 19-year-old Esther Shapiro. Our heroine is a Hasidic Jewish girl. She gets married to Yanky according to her family wishes. Esther dreamt of a happy married life like every other woman. However, destiny had something more in store for our feminine protagonist.
Right after marriage, she is welcomed with family stress rather than nuptial bliss. She faces tremendous pressure to become a mother, which took a toll on her like anything. However, events turn from bad to worse when she was just going to announce the news of her pregnancy. She learns a ghastly truth about her ‘daring’ husband- her husband had planned to divorce her.
Having faced the worst of the patriarchy hit society, our heroine flees to Berlin to start a new era of her life. She joins a music class and begins to set the tune of her life on the right track.
Meanwhile, Yanky also reaches Berlin in search of Esther. Esther, having met her past ‘self,’ felt as if her past had suddenly arrived with a new possibility. Our heroine’s husband came all the way down from Brooklyn to Berlin to convince her to return home with him.
Our hero, too wasn’t that bad. Yanky gifts her a pendant, the symbol of his love for her. He admitted his earlier plan of divorce and promised to change his attitude towards her. To prove that he is capable of change, Yanky even promised to cut off his curls.
But our heroine remained unmoved. She was not convinced of Yanky’s promises at all. She continued to bear a silent rage against the system of marriage in general and wished to explore the independent world further. She got a taste of new life without boundaries, so why relive the arranged marriage again?
She does not want to live under the shadow of someone anymore. Some viewers have turned against Esther and called a symbol of patriarchy, which rejects the idea of love and lives. How can one choose to live life on ‘her own terms’ when she decided to marry Manky as per her family’s wishes. Does her own family is of no value to her?
But for others, the series ended its opening season on a happy note. Esther is seen by many feminists as the lady who had the courage to forge her own path.
But certainly, a rift remains as to what is correct- personal choice and respect for the institution of marriage.
We hope that the second season brings a new dimension to the German mini-series, which will clear the rift of perspectives as to what is correct and true. In any circumstances, love should never feel betrayed in the name of ‘Unorthodox.’
The official synopsis of the series, as provided by Netflix is as under:-
“A Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage and is taken in by a group of musicians- until her past comes calling.”