Netflix picks up teen-comedy ‘Best Worst Weekend Ever’
Celebrating our awkward stages
Netflix is working on a new teen-comedy called “Best Worst Weekend Ever,” and while the show hasn’t confirmed the cast at this point, a few details about the original series were released this week. With “Stranger Things” becoming one of the biggest hits the video-streaming service has ever created, it’s not a surprise that Netflix is hoping to find another young-cast to turn into icons.
“Best Worst Weekend Ever” follows four friends as they make the most of their last weekend before high school. In the show a comic convention has come to their town, and they will do whatever it takes to be part of the magic. Netflix teased the series stating, “But after a wild party, a lost dog and a destroyed house, their friendship is put to the test. ”
The show itself was created by Robin Stein and Dan Franklin, with Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up, The Wedding Ringer) serving as Showrunner. Dan Cross and Dave Hoge (EPs of The Thundermans, Pair of Kings), will serve as Executive Producers on the project, with MarVista Entertainment producing the series, with EPs Fernando Szew, Robyn Snyder and Michael McGahey.
Earlier this summer Netflix confirmed that the Alison Brie comedy “GLOW” will be coming back for another season. Netflix also announced a new western-anthology series with the Coen brothers called “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” which will be written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.
As for “Stranger Things 2,” the series will pick up in 1984 as the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Young Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down place, but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
Netflix will also be expanding its comic-book centered offerings in 2018. The company acquired Millarworld, the comic book publishing powerhouse founded by Mark Millar. Fans know Millar best as creator of such iconic characters and stories as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan.