The first season of The OA was released on December 16, 2016.



  • Brit Marling as Prairie Johnson / The OA
  • Emory Cohen as Homer Roberts
  • Scott Wilson as Abel Johnson, Prairie's adoptive father
  • Phyllis Smith as Elizabeth "Betty" Broderick-Allen
  • Alice Krige as Nancy Johnson, Prairie's adoptive mother
  • Patrick Gibson as Steve Winchell
  • Brendan Meyer as Jesse
  • Brandon Perea as Alfonso "French" Sosa
  • Ian Alexander as Buck Vu
  • Jason Isaacs as Dr. Hunter Aloysius "Hap" Percy


  • Hiam Abbass as Khatun
  • Zoey Todorovsky as Nina Azarov, a young Prairie Johnson
  • Marcus Choi as Mr. Vu
  • Robert Eli as Principal Gilchrist
  • Nikolai Nikolaeff as Roman Azarov, Nina's father
  • Will Brill as Scott Brown
  • Zachary Gemino as Carlos Sosa, Alfonso's brother
  • Sharon Van Etten as Rachel
  • Riz Ahmed as Elias Rahim
  • Paz Vega as Renata
  • Robert Morgan as Sheriff Stan Markham
  • Michael Cumpsty as Dr. Leon Citro


# Episode name Directed by Written by Original release date
1 Homecoming Zal Batmanglij Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij December 16, 2016
A woman missing for seven years turns up at a hospital with strange scars on her back but can't --or won't-- reveal where she's been.
2 New Colossus Zal Batmanglij Melanie Marnich December 16, 2016
The OA retraces the dramatic twists and turns in her life after a childhood accident, leading up to a fateful encounter far from home many years later.
3 Champion Zal Batmanglij Brit Marling & Dominic Orlando December 16, 2016
A journalist approaches the family with an offer. At Hap's, a bond is forged with Homer and the others as they hatch a desperate plan.
4 Away Zal Batmanglij Ruby Rae Spiegel December 16, 2016
An agonizing dilemma gives OA a new perspective on the group's plight. Homer resolves to find out what Hap's experiments are really about.
5 Paradise Zal Batmanglij Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij December 16, 2016
While Hap zeroes in on a new test subject in Cuba, Homer and OA work to perfect their escape plan. Scott reaches his breaking point.
6 Forking Paths Zal Batmanglij Melanie Marnich December 16, 2016
As the group continues its search for the final movement, a startling turn of events gives Hap's work a new urgency.
7 Empire of Light Zal Batmanglij Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij December 16, 2016
An ominous new dream and a tense outing with Nancy and Abel take a toll on OA. Steve finds his life in turmoil once again.
8 Invisible Self Zal Batmanglij Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij December 16, 2016
After OA recounts a dramatic final night at Hap's, the others begin to see her story in a new light. The fragments of the dream click into place.


Season 1
"Homecoming" "New Colossus" "Champion" "Away" "Paradise" "Forking Paths" "Empire of Light" "Invisible Self"

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