The following contains spoilers for Night Sky, now streaming on Prime Video.
Prime Video night sky showed off a few new locations in the finale that greatly expanded the universe of the series. The show’s central conceit focuses on underground bunkers that can instantly transport people great distances, even to another planet, but the show has remained rooted in mostly mundane locations. The show is a study of interpersonal relationships, including an in-depth exploration of aging, which is a fear the writers love to tap into, with sci-fi elements mixed in. However, the sci-fi elements promise to be more prominent after the events. of the final.
In an effort to find Byron, their lost neighbor Franklin and Irene, played by JK Simmons and Sissy Spacek respectively, left the safety of their off-world observation hut and ventured outside to the presumably desolate planet. . Along with finding their lost coffee table, they discovered the planet was not uninhabited with the revelation of a major city. Their granddaughter, Denise, and caretaker, Jude, played by Chai Hansen and Kiah McKirnan respectively, have arrived in Bangkok in search of Jude’s father. Meanwhile, Stella and Toni, played by Julieta Zylberberg and Rocio Hernadez, have been kidnapped by a mysterious group.
Even if Franklin and Irene find the new alien city breathtaking, it is likely to present them with a cavalcade of dangers. Like many locations in sci-fi shows (essentially all Walking Dead locations), the seemingly pleasant beautiful town will end up being deadly. Presumably, this is the town Jude and his father were so desperate to free themselves from that they risked their lives and the lives of others. Those who protect the city from apostates have already been quite violent in their quest to keep it and the transport chambers secret. They are not likely to warmly greet newcomers. Given that Byron never returned to the observation hut, it is reasonable to assume that the townspeople prevented his return.
Things could get bleak for Franklin and Irene, but Denise and Jude also face an uncertain future. They followed the clues left by Jude’s father to end up in Bangkok. Jude’s father felt safe enough to escape there and leave breadcrumbs for Jude, so it stands to reason that it’s not immediately dangerous for them as apostates.
Stella and Toni may be hooded in the back of a van, but their plight also expands the reach of night sky. They were taken by the “Fallen”, a group that researches transport chambers, but especially those who use them. Captors are rarely as loving as the Mandalorians, and the Fallen are willing to go to great lengths for their unknown agenda. Stella and Toni question their previous blind allegiance to protecting the secrets of the transport chambers and are ripe to convert to the cause.
The deliberately paced family drama that used sci-fi elements is set to morph into a sci-fi show that uses family drama elements to expand the themes of the show. night sky Season 2 on Amazon Prime has yet to be greenlit, but the revelations from the finale have set the stage for a rich and complex future.
Night Sky is streaming on Prime Video.