The OA season 2 cast: Who does Zendaya play? Who is Fola?

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Season two of The OA hit Netflix on March 22 following nearly a three-year wait. The cast of The OA saw most of the cast returning from the first run but also the introduction of new chararacters. One person joining the show was singer and actor Zendaya. Zendaya’s character Fola appears in a number of episodes in The OA season two and here’s all you need to know about the character.

Who does Zendaya play in The OA season 2?

WARNING: The following contains spoilers from The OA season 2.

Zendaya plays the character of Fola in The OA season two on Netflix.

Fola is a gamer who offers new character Detective Karim (played by Kingsley Ben-Adir) advice about Symphony, the game on which the series focuses on.

The OA viewers get their first glimpse at Zendaya’s character is the very first episode of part two.

Karim, who discovers the missing girl he’s looking for became obsessed with the online game, visits a house where a number of its gamers are staying.

The OA season 2 cast: Zendaya

The OA season 2 cast: Zendaya (Image: Getty)

Zendaya and Ben-Adir’s characters come face-to-face for the first time and Fola fills Karim in with what Symphony is.

Fola says: “It’s not a game. It’s a puzzle. A game is one side against another – there’s a winner and a loser.

“Puzzles don’t have losers. You’re stuck if you don’t solve it. It’s not a war, it’s a mystery.”

Karim tells Fola that he’s looking for a girl who made a lot of money playing the game and needs to know what happens to her.

Fola reveals she doesn’t know where she is but, instead, takes Karim to a location in San Francisco that could help his search.

Zendaya’s character tells Karim that Symphony offers huge money incentives for its players and the game moves from virtual to actual reality.

She encourages Karim to play Symphony and solve the clues which could, ultimately, help him find the missing teen.

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Fola appears later in the series in episode seven after ending up in hospital.

Zendaya lands the role on The OA having starred in a number of hit US blockbusters and TV series.

The OA star appeared in the Oscar-nominated musical hit The Greatest Showman opposite Golden Globe-winner Hugh Jackman.

The 22-year-old also starred Marvel’s 2017 box office smash Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Zendaya first broke into the world of acting on the Disney channel in a number of the network’s series.

Her CV boasts roles in Disney shows Good Luck Charlie, Shake It Up, and A.N.T Farm.

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The OA season 2 cast: Zendaya's credit

The OA season 2 cast: Zendaya’s credit (Image: Netflix)

It’s not just on the big and small screen that Zendaya has achieved success.

As a singer, Zendaya has won BET Awards and Teen Choice Awards for her vocal talents.

She also released her own self-titled album in 2013 in the USA and worldwide.

Add to that an Instagram following of 55 million and almost 15 million Twitter followers and it’s no wonder why Zendaya’s appearance in The OA garnered so much attention.

The OA season 2 is available to stream on Netflix now.

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