I Am Not Okay with This may sound like a contemporary PSA shown in a mandatory HR meeting, but it’s actually a teen-aimed Netflix television series adapting a graphic novel from Charles Forsman, the writer behind the comic source material for the streaming giant’s subversive coming-of-age series, The End of the F***ing World.
Sophia Lillis continues to parlay momentum from It and It Chapter Two, starring here as Sydney, a 15-year-old who’s already dealing with a lot of issues – grief over her war casualty father, hormonal crises and a case of body image dysmorphia – when her problems exponentially increase to supernatural levels upon the discovery that she possesses telekinetic powers; the thing is, she can’t quite control said powers, resulting in a recurrence of inexplicable destruction left in her wake.
Serving as executive producer and director, is Jonathan Entwistle, who worked on the aforementioned other Netflix Forsman adaptation series. Additionally, the series hails from Stranger Things production company 21 Laps Entertainment; a fact that Netflix is touting heavily here.
I Am Not Okay with This Trailer
The trailer for Netflix’s I Am Not Okay with This has arrived, revealing a series that’s seemingly put the concepts of an angst-ridden John Hughes movie protagonist and Stranger Things superpowers through a thematic blender, resulting in an intriguing cocktail of a show centering on an angstier Eleven, bearing contemporary ideas about the life of teens – maybe not Euphoria-level contemporary ideas, but intriguing ones, nevertheless.
I Am Not Okay with This Release Date
I Am Not Okay with This hits Netflix on Wednesday, February 26.
I Am Not Okay with This Details
Star Sophia Lillis, like her It co-star and Netflix-bred Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, has seen her stock rise steadily in recent years, and just recently co-starred in director Oz Perkins’s Grimm story reinvention, Gretel & Hansel. Amongst other recent roles, she played the title role in the movie, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, and recurred on HBO’s Sharp Objects. She’ll soon join Noomi Rapace and Peter Dinklage in director Elliott Lester’s crime drama, The Thicket, and Naomi Watts in director Claire McCarthy’s drama, The Burning Season.
Lillis headlines an ensemble consisting of her other It co-star, Wyatt Oleff (also known for playing Young Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy), along with Sofia Bryant (Blue Bloods, The Good Wife), Richard Ellis (Should I Do It?, Veronica Mars), Kathleen Rose Perkins (Fresh Off the Boat, Gone Girl) and Aidan Wojtak-Hissong (The Mission, Falling Skies).
Director/EP Jonathan Entwistle is joined by a writing team consisting of Tripper Clancy, Christy Hall, Liz Elverenli, Jonathan Entwistle and original author Charles Forsman.