Netflix confirmed the cast of the new YA series “I Am Not Okay With This” on Monday morning. The platform ordered eight thirty-minute episodes of the new drama, which is going into production later this month in and around Pittsburgh.
Sophia Lillis (IT, Sharp Objects) leads the cast of the new show, which also includes Wyatt Oleff (It, Guardians of the Galaxy), Sofia Bryant (The Good Wife, The Code), and Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes, You’re the Worst). Netflix also confirmed that Aidan Wojtak-Hissong (The Mission, Falling Water) and Richard Ellis will recur in the series’ first season.
Jonathan Entwistle, the creator and director of “The End of the F***ing World,” serves as co-creator, director and executive producer on “I Am Not Okay With This.” The show itself is based on the Charles Forsman graphic novel.
“I Am Not Okay With This” is an irreverent origin story, following a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school, all while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and… mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken from deep within her.
If you’re familiar with the graphic novels, Sophia Lillis is playing Sydney; Wyatt Oleff is playing Stanley Barber; Dofia Bryant is taking on the role of Dina; and Kathleen Rose Perkins is playing Maggie.
Christy Hall serves as co-creator, writer, and executive producer on the show, with Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry serve as executive producers. The series starts production this month, but won’t be ready for Netflix subscribers until 2020.
Sophia Lillis recently starred in Warner Bros. Pictures’ YA adaptation of “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase.” That film released back in March. Katt Shea directed the movie, which also featured Zoe Renee, Mackenzie Graham, and Andrea Anders.
Fans of Lillis will have to wait a little longer to get a teaser trailer for the new series. Netflix will most likely drop a premiere date along with a first look video for fans over the next few months.
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