Just in case you’re looking for one more reason to cut the cable cord, Netflix has just announced its latest supernatural series: The Innocents (not to be confused with the supernatural horror movie currently available on Netflix, also titled The Innocents).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming “British supernatural teen series” from Hania Elkington (crewmember on The North London Book of the Dead) and Simon Duric (art department on The Crown, Black Mirror) will star relative unknowns (at least on this side of the pond) Percelle Ascott (Wizards vs. Aliens) and Sorcha Groundsell (Clique).
Check out the teaser below:
Granted, that doesn’t tell us much, but it sure looks cool, and the press release helps to fill us in. Basically, Harry (Ascott) and June (Groundsell) are young gifteds in forbidden love, whose repressive parents know some dark and twisted secrets as to why they should stay apart.
Teens being teens, they ignore their parents' advice, and run off together, romantically believing they can leave their pasts behind. Alas, that's not the case, and "secrets kept from them by their parents test their love to the breaking point, and the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.”
As if that doesn’t sound tantalizing enough, the eight-episode series will also star Guy Pearce (Iron Man 3, Memento) as a mysterious bloke named Halvorson. At this point, those are the only three named cast members.
The show is being produced by New Pictures out of the United Kingdom, with Chris Croucher serving as producer. Farren Blackburn, who’s directed episodes of Doctor Who, Daredevil, and more, will helm six of the first eight episodes, while also functioning as an executive producer.
The Innocents is set to debut sometime this year. Will you be watching?