Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh away. The streaming giant previously renewed both The Society and I Am Not Okay With This for second seasons. But in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus, the streamer has reversed course and canceled both shows instead. Netflix was reportedly happy with both shows, but issues involving scheduling and budget ended up sounding the death knell.
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This new Netflix series asks, “What if Lord of the Flies, but with attractive New England teens?” Created by Christopher Keyser (Party of Five), The Society centers on a group of teens who find themselves in an empty version of their wealthy New England town and must create a new society without adults or parents. But, predictably, it all descends into bloody chaos. Watch The Society trailer below.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week we shag some balls with Bill Murray, come of age across the pond, find inspiration in the heart of some prime real estate, connect with our fellow man through food, and look at a dystopian future where there are no parents, just teens. Read More »