We are huge fans of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij here at SciFiNow, and the duo behind Sound Of My Voice and The East have brought us a mysterious new Netflix show titled The OA that we can’t wait to see. Here’s the trailer!
Marling (who also co-wrote and starred in the brilliant Another Earth) leads an excellent ensemble cast, including Jason Isaacs, Riz Ahmed, Alice Krige, Scott Wilson, Emory Cohen and Phyllis Smith, and the 8-part drama hits Netflix on Friday. If you’re slightly unsure as to what the show is actually about from that trailer, well, the plot synopsis may or may not illuminate things a little.
“The Netflix original series The OA, which launches this Friday, is from visionaries Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij (Sound of My Voice, The East), who created and wrote the eight chapter, mind-bending odyssey together. The show begins with a missing blind girl in her twenties, Prairie Johnson (Brit Marling), who comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk about her seven years missing with the FBI or her parents.
Other cast members include Emory Cohen (Brooklyn, The Place Beyond the Pines), Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead, Junebug), Phyllis Smith (The Office), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Fury, Dig), Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact, Silent Hill), Patrick Gibson (The Tudors), Brendan Meyer (Mr. Young, The Guest) and newcomers Ian Alexander and Brandon Perea.
Marling stars in the series and Batmanglij directs all episodes. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg from Plan B (Oscar winning producers of 12 Years a Slave) and Michael Sugar from Anonymous Content (True Detective, The Knick) are executive producers of the series, along with Marling and Batmanglij. The OA is a Netflix production.”
Any clearer? No? Well, from that trailer and the talent involved, this has gone straight to the top of our to-watch list, and you can bet we’ll be checking it out on Friday.
The OA will be available on Netflix from Friday 16 December. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.