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Here's Everything You Need To Know About The New Twisted Netflix Teen Drama 'The Society'

The dystopian teen nightmare of your DREAMS.
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Want to know what would happen if the entire 13 Reasons Why clan was trapped in a ghost town without any adult supervision? Netflix's new teen series The Society, based on Lord Of The Flies, is basically your answer.

When the privileged teens of West Ham, Connecticut (not a real place, BTW), find themselves trapped in their town without their parents (or anyone else, for that matter) and literally nowhere to go, they must learn to survive on their own. Think Hannah Baker, Zach Dempsey, Clay Jensen, and Bryce Walker would get along just great? It doesn't go much better for the teens of The Society either.

Here's the full Netflix description:

"The Society follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive. The series is a modern take on Lord Of The Flies."

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But it's not your typical dystopian sci-fi drama either. Beyond the mystery, The Society is an unnerving look at how we treat each other when there are no laws (or, you know, doctors) to help us.

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Intrigued? Well, it dropped on Netflix on Friday, May 10. Here's what you need to know:


I just told you! May 10, 2019!


Here's the teaser trailer, with the added bonus of a Billie Eilish soundtrack.

But the full trailer, which dropped on April 29, reveals a lot more...


You may recognize Kathryn Newton as Reese Witherspoon's daughter in Big Little Lies or from her hit comedy Blockers or maybe as Claire Novak in Supernatural. She's also starring alongside Ryan Reynolds in Detective Pikachu, which premiered on May 9.

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Kathryn's Blockers costar Gideon Adlon also stars in The Society. Another face you may recognize is Sierra Burgess Is A Loser star and model Kristine Froseth.


Let's move on to the characters:

Cassandra (Rachel Keller)

You know the girl who has the answers to all of life's problems? She's probably lovingly called the mom of her friend group? That's Cassandra.

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Harry (Alex Fitzalan)

You know the rich kid who gets by on being hot and having important parents? That's Harry. But, like, he is really, really hot.

Allie (Kathryn Newton)

She may be perfect Cassandra's little sister, but she is definitely the "chosen one" of this group.

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Will (Jacques Colimon)

Foster kid and probably the one who knows the most about survival...

Helena (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) and Luke (Alex MacNicoll)

The perfect couple of West Ham. Definitely prom king and queen material.

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Kelly (Kristine Froseth)

Let's just say she's a very popular girl with some difficult choices to make.

Becca (Gideon Adlon)

Best friend you'll ever have...

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Sam (Sean Berdy)

...besides maybe Sam. Sam is deaf, gay, and probably going to be your favorite character.

Campbell (Toby Wallace)

His brother, on the other hand? Not so much. Definitely keep a close eye on this guy.

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Here's an example of him being a jerk to Sam:

Trust me, he only gets worse.

Elle (Olivia DeJonge)

Another contender for surprising fave. Elle is a lot stronger than she seems.

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Gordie (José Julián)

Gordie is probably their only chance of getting home.

Grizz (Jack Mulhern)

A football player with a heart of gold? Sign me up.

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