Justin Theroux was back in the new trailer for the second season of his Apple TV+ series The Mosquito Coast.
The show, based on Theroux’s uncle Paul Theroux’s novel of the same name, sees the actor as Allie Fox, an idealistic American inventor on the run from the National Security Agency (NSA) after turning to eco-terrorism, to promote his own ideals.
In the season 2 trailer, Allie and his wife Margot (Melissa George) have fled Mexico and made it to a haven in the Guatemalan jungle, but drug cartels pose an even greater threat to their safety than persecution by American authorities.
“We did it,” Allie says in voiceover at the beginning of the trailer, while a series of images show him and his family navigating a riverboat through an alligator-infested jungle.
He and his family, including his wife Margot, daughter Dina (Logan Polish) and son Charlie (Gabriel Bateman), disembark at a dock at night to dramatic music, suggesting they’ve finally found a new home.
Suddenly, floodlights come on, revealing they’re in a camp that’s the closest thing to society they’ve seen in quite some time.
“Everything will be different from now on,” Allie says to reassure Margot while his children explore the village.
But Margot doesn’t seem to agree with Allie’s plans.
“You want to make this a home whether we like it or not,” she growls at him in a scene on the boat.
Back in the village, Allie is hugged by what appears to be an old friend, played by Natalia Cordova-Buckley.
“It took a long time for this place to take root,” she tells him. “And I took a very personal risk in bringing you here, Allie.
She adds, “Please don’t make me regret this decision.”
The trailer shows Allie’s family exploring the jungle.
“You don’t want to stay here with me,” he says offscreen. “I just want to protect everyone.”
However, Margot doesn’t seem to trust him, especially after they get stuck sailing in the middle of a dangerous late-night storm.
“Look at you,” she fumes. “You think you have all the answers.”
Footage of the couple’s son, Charlie, showering is the intercut with images of cartel members loading handguns in preparation for an attack.
“People don’t change, Allie. They only reveal themselves over time,” says Margot.
Charlie then runs through the jungle amidst a rain shower while gunmen pursue him.
“We have to go,” Dina says in the next scene, but Margot says they’re caught up in “something we can never come back from.”
The trailer ends with a spate of images, including shots of an apparently ill Allie having his forehead wiped.
As the danger mounts, Margot makes a crucial call.
“Information help? Washington, DC,” she says, while a man on the other end of the line asks, “Why would I want to help you?”
“Because if you do that, I’ll give you what you want,” she replies after one last shot of Allie, hinting that she’s willing to turn him in to save her family.