The Innocents teaser: Netflix's new teen drama series feels like a dark, supernatural Romeo and Juliet

FP Staff

Feb 18, 2018 12:38:57 IST

Netflix has released a teaser trailer for a new British teen supernatural drama, The Innocents. The series will star Guy Pearce (Memento), Sorcha Groundsell (Clique) and Percelle Ascott (Wizard vs. Aliens).

The 69-second teaser doesn't reveal much more than the faces of characters embedded in between shattered glass and fog with the tagline, “What you see is not what you see.”

A still from The Innocents teaser

A still from The Innocents teaser

The Innocents will explore what happens when teenagers Harry (Ascott) and June (Groundsell) run away from their repressive family lives to be together. Pearce will play a character named Halvorson on the show.

The official synopsis reads: The Innocents revolves around teenagers Harry (Ascott) and June (Groundsell). When the pair run away from their repressive family lives to be together, they are thrown into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery that derails their innocent dream. Secrets kept from them by their respective parents test their love to breaking point, and the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.

From the looks of it, The Innocents seems like a dark, contemporary version of Romeo and Juliet. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series is created and written by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric.

Andrew Lee Potts, an actor involved in the show, tweeted: “Finally happy and able to announce a new show I’ve been working on - Netflix Original The Innocents with Guy Pearce and lots of amazing talent.”

The streaming service have not announced a release date yet for the show but the first season will have eight episodes.

Watch the trailer below:

Updated Date: Feb 18, 2018 12:40:10 IST