Malorie also has the good (or maybe bad) fortune of arriving at a time when the real world feels a little too much like Bird Box.
Two years after Netflix broke its own streaming records — and six years after the initial book’s release — Bird Box is finally getting a sequel. From original author Josh Malerman, Malorie follows Sandra Bullock’s character on a new adventure set a dozen years later.
Malorie also has the good (or maybe bad) fortune of arriving at a time when the real world feels a little too much like Bird Box. An invisible enemy keeps us trapped in our homes and covering our faces when we do venture outside. Like the billions of humans clinging to their masks for survival right now, Malorie continues to wear a blindfold even if other characters think the practice is outdated.
“It was a coincidence that Malorie is considered old school and almost mocked in certain scenarios for living entirely by the blindfold,” Malerman tells Inverse. “She’s like, ‘We know this works. You can be as progressive or as rebellious as you want, but we know the blindfold works. Let’s just use it.’ Her son, Tom, who is sixteen now in Malorie, grew up with these creatures. He’s coming of age and is an intelligent dude, and thinks, ‘Yeah mom, we can be safe and progressive at the same time.’”