Netflix just released the first art and trailer for the British supernatural teen series “The Innocents”, starring Memento, Prometheus, and Ravenous‘ Guy Pearce, with Percelle Ascott (Wizards vs. Aliens) and Sorcha Groundsell (Clique).
The eight-episode series is created and written by Hania Elkington (The North London Book of the Dead) and Simon Duric (The Crown, Black Mirror).
June embarks on a journey with her boyfriend, Harry, to run away from their lives and start over. Or so they think. They quickly realize that nothing is what it seems. And in this world, the only way to survive is to change.
Discover who you are while becoming someone you’re not. Discover “The Innocents” August 24.
“The series will explore what happens when teenagers Harry (Ascott) and June (Groundsell) run away from their repressive family lives to be together. They’re quickly thrown into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery that derails their innocent dream: 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. Pearce will play a character named Halvorson.”
Produced by the UK-based New Pictures, The Innocents will be executive produced by New Pictures founders Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls, alongside Farren Blackburn (Doctor Who). Blackburn and Jamie Donaghue will direct. The series will shoot in the U.K. and Norway.