March 12, 2019
Action-drama Backdraft 2 will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital (including Movies Anywhere) May 14 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The sequel — from Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Imagine Entertainment and Raffaella Productions — stars Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games franchise, Pride and Prejudice, Backdraft) and William Baldwin (“MacGyver,” “Hawaii Five-O,” Backdraft) reprising their roles as Ronald Bartel and Brian McCaffrey, and welcomes franchise newcomer Joe Anderson (“Outsiders,” “Hannibal”).
Fire investigator Sean McCaffrey (Anderson), son of the late Steven “Bull” McCaffrey, is now working at the same Chicago firehouse along with his uncle Brian (Baldwin). When Sean is assigned to investigate a deadly fire, he and his partner Maggie soon realize that they are dealing with something much more than a routine blaze. With the help of infamous jailed arsonist Bartel (Sutherland), they race to find out who is behind the fire and stop them from accomplishing their devious plans.
The sequel also marks the return of the franchise’s original filmmakers, including producer Raffaella DeLaurentiis (Dragonheart franchise, What Happened to Monday, The Forbidden Kingdom), alongside writer and former firefighter Gregory Widen (Backdraft, OtherLife). Backdraft 2 is directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (Apollo 18, The Hollow Point).
A Backdraft two-movie collection will also be available May 14 on DVD.