Has Netflix discovered its subsequent Stranger Things? On Monday, the streaming service revealed the solid of I Am Not Okay With This, a brand new YA drama tailored from the Charles Forsman graphic novel of the similar identify.
I Am Not Okay With This is described as an irreverent origin story about Sydney, “a teenage lady navigating the trials and tribulations of highschool, all whereas coping with the complexities of her household, her budding sexuality, and… mysterious superpowers simply starting to awaken from deep inside her.”
Sophia Lillis — aka Sharp Objects‘ Younger Camille — is ready to play Sydney. “Although she views herself as painfully common, she is much from it, as she discovers she has telekinetic powers which can show to be problematic,” in line with the official character description.
Sydney’s mother Maggie might be performed by Episodes standout Kathleen Rose Perkins. Maggie is a single guardian who works at the native diner to assist her two children following the demise of her husband.
Extra solid members embody:
* Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Younger Peter Quill) in the series-regular function of Stanley Barber. “Adorably awkward however cool with it, Stanley is Sydney’s neighbor and the polar reverse of a jock. He’s ‘the geek who is just not cool, solely he's cool by being uncool.’ He has a barely awkward self-confidence that's nicely past his years.”
* Sofia Bryant (The Good Spouse) in the series-regular function of Dina. She is Sydney’s “effervescent, comfortable, fairly, loud and humorous, badass finest good friend. Sadly, Dina has a boyfriend — an excellent jock who Sydney hates — and Sydney worries he’s going to take her away.”
* Aidan Wojtak-Hissong (Falling Water) in the recurring function of Sydney’s 10-year-old brother Liam, who “radiates a kinetic kind of marvel — the type of real ‘go’ at life that tends to fade after puberty. He’s a neat, creative child with an harmless approach about him, and he adores his huge sister.”
* Richard Ellis (the upcoming Veronica Mars revival) in the recurring function of Brad Lewis. Brad is “the All-American golden boy (candy, well mannered, assured, common, the coolest jock) and Dina’s boyfriend. However as Sydney sees it, he’s ‘an epic douchebag.'”
I Am Not Okay With This is the second Forsman novel to be tailored for Netflix by Jonathan Entwistle, who beforehand helmed 2018’s breakout hit The End of the F***ing World. He's producing alongside Stranger Things EPs Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry.
All eight half-hour episodes might be launched in 2020. In the meantime, hit the feedback and inform us for those who’ll be including I Am Not Okay With This to your watch checklist.