'Stranger Things' Fans Will Love This New Netflix Series
During the cold and grey start to the year, our next Netflix binge is never far from our minds.
And right now, one upcoming series has us hyped.
That's some seriously high standards to uphold. Okay, let's start with the premise.
Based on the Charles Forsman graphic novel of the same name, I Am Not OK With This follows 15-year-old Syd as she juggles typical coming-of-age challenges - school, friendships, family troubles and her budding sexuality - while at the same time, mysterious superpowers begin to stir within her.
Director and Executive Producer of End of the F*cking World John Entwistle and the producers of Stranger Things are among the crew of killer talents behind the series - so viewers are naturally expecting big things.
Who's in it? Well, the cast is seriously promising, featuring actors who are no strangers to big-scare productions, including a number of names of the It franchise.
Sophia Lillis - who previously appeared in It, Gretel & Hansel and Sharp Objects - will play Syndey. While Wyatt Oleff (also of the It franchise, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy) plays Stanley Barber.
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Other actors appearing in the series include Sofia Bryant (The Good Wife, The Code) as Dina, Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes, You're The Worst) as Maggie and Aidan Wojtak-Hissong (The Mission, Falling Water) who plays Liam and Richard Ellis as Brad Lewis.
At the centre of the YA drama - which will play out over seven 30-minute episodes - is the friendship between best pals Sydney and Dina.
Syd is academically smart but socially awkward with a dry, quick-witted sense of humour. Her best friend Dina is the yin to Sydney's yang - loud, outgoing and a social butterfly.
I Am Not OK With This sees Syd struggling to get along with her frazzled, hard-working mother and Dina's popular jock boyfriend, while at the same time trying to understand the strange telekinetic powers taking over her.
The first-look images of the series have dropped - and from the moody lighting to the all-American high school setting, we're getting serious Hawkins vibes, with a bit of Sex Education thrown in.
Mixing the teen dramas of American High Schoolers with the supernatural has proved a winning combo - we just hope this lives up to the hype.
I Am Not Ok With This comes to Netflix on 26th February.
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