Netflix viewers demand second season of 'must watch' new drama after binge-watching series
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Netflix viewers are demanding a second season of a ‘must watch’ new drama after binge-watching the first series.
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Throughout the course of eight episodes, we follow teen Mia (Sophie Wilde) as she creates a bucket list of experiences that both thrill and terrify her, in a bid to regain her life as she recovers from the effects of disordered eating.
A synopsis says: “After months in recovery for an eating disorder, 16-year-old Mia devises a bucket list of quintessential teen experiences to make up for lost time.”
Billed as a ‘dramedy’, Everything Now was written and created by 22-year-old London-based writer Ripley Parker, while Sex Education director Alyssa McClelland also helmed two episodes.
Ripley confirmed the programme evolved out her of own experiences and feelings about adolescence, having collaborated with a team of writers, producers and consult to grow her ideas.
“It expanded so much more than I could have ever imagined, and the story became so much richer,” she told Netflix site Tudum.
“Everything Now became a really, really wonderful melting pot of many different stories and experiences — and I’ll never reveal whose story is whose.”
And viewers love the new drama so much that they’re already calling for a second season.
One tweeted: “Yeah imma need a season 2 asap like?! #EverythingNow.”
Someone else begged: “Okay I need season 2 of Everything Now right now.”
A third wrote: “Need season 2 like yesterday #EverythingNow.”
A fourth added: “Welp finished Everything Now can’t wait for season 2.”
While Mia was to some degree influenced by Ripley's own life, she said she wanted to avoid bringing any of her own 'baggage' to the character.
“It was important to me that I had a healthy perspective on everything I was writing… and wasn’t steering the show in places that it shouldn’t go or that didn’t feel natural,” she explains.
“So I tried to try keep a healthy level of distance between myself and my life and Mia and her friends.”
Initially, she felt it would be hard to find the right cast, but was eventually 'blown away'.
“All the roles demand such a multifaceted performance. They each are such individually complex characters, but also need to operate so seamlessly as a unit,” Ripley continued.
She then met the actors who would eventually become the show's messy friends and family.
“And they absolutely blew us away,” Ripley added.
Watch Everything Now on Netflix now.