Them Season 2: Who Is Dominic Orlando? Tribute Explained

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Them Season 2's premiere ended with a tribute to Dominic Orlando, a member of the series' writing team. 

The Amazon Prime Video horror anthology series is back after three years, as Season 2 debuted on the service on April 25. 

Season 2 sports a mostly new cast telling a new story; however, a large swath of the creative brain trust behind the scenes remains the same. 

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Them Dominic Orlando Tribute Explained

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Dominic Orlando

Them: The Scare fans may be wondering who exactly Dominic Orlando is after the first episode of Season 1 closed with a touching tribute sporting his name. 

Season 2, Episode 1 (subtitled "Are You Scared?") not only introduced audiences to the latest story being told by Amazon Prime Video's hit horror anthology series but also paid tribute to Orlando. 

The premiere ended with a black title card reading, "In loving memory of our friend Dominic Orlando," honoring one of the writers who made Season 1 happen. 

Orlando was a valuable part of Them Season 1's writing team who tragically passed away in November 2021. 

According to a spokesperson from his agency (via The Hollywood Reporter), Orlando died due to complications with cancer, and he is survived by his mother, Lillian, brothers John and Steven, and sister-in-law Sara.

The two-time WGA nominee has credits on three episodes of Them Season 1, helping pen Episodes 5, 8, and 9 of the first season. 

He also worked on Netflix's Mindhunter series alongside director David Fincher and the streamer's sci-fi epic The OA along with writing several plays, including Danny Casolaro Died For You.

He last co-executive produced the FX and Hulu series, A Murder at the End of the World, which was released in November 2023. 

The Direct sends our deepest condolences to Orlando's family, his friends, and the entire Them community during this difficult and emotional time.

Them Season 2 is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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