Brit Marling’s ‘The OA’ Gets Surprise Netflix Premiere With First Trailer
Considering Netflix intends to double its original offerings again in 2017, they’d be forgiven to lean back on promotional campaigns now and again. So it is, with the first trailer for Brit Marling’s mysterious Zal Batmanglij-directed series The OA, that the premiere is already scheduled for Friday!
Netflix began working on the eight-episode, Brad Pitt-produced project sometime back in March, though no official synopsis was given until now. In addition to the outline and cast below, Netflix made the surprising announcement that all episodes will premiere as early as this Friday, December 16:
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.
And a poster, why not:
Well, it’s probably too late to expect a second trailer, but did Netflix miss out on promoting its next major hit? Stay tuned for a full release of The OA this Friday.