Is it possible that Netflix has so many original programming wheels spinning at the same time, they simply let this one fall through the cracks?
Netflix debuted a trailer this week for a new series that comes out Friday. The funny part? This is the first time any of us are hearing about it. Yes, us, the people who hear when Michael Bay stubs his toe and somehow turns that into a Transformers movie.
The OA comes to us from Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, who were the same duo behind the 2013 British crime drama The East that starred Marling alongside Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page.
Marling also will star in The OA as Prairie Johnson who … well, we really don’t know. The Huffington Post tries to provide some answers.
Marling stars as Prairie, who went missing for seven years as a girl and returned as an adult with her blindness mysteriously cured. After returning home to some intense public attention, a team of men questions Prairie about her disappearance, and she undergoes some kind of memory recovery therapy.
In flashes, she’s also shown running through woods and fields, jumping off a bridge, and uncovering old markings on her back.
There’s a gun, blood and an accident on a bridge.
The news outlet, by the way, is describing a short trailer Netflix released on its Twitter account for The OA, which has just 1,200 followers as of Tuesday morning. We’re not kidding – the subscription streaming service didn’t share this show with anyone.
— The OA (@The_OA) December 13, 2016
We are being a little dramatic about all of it. Netflix did actually announce the series in March 2015, but that’s really the last we heard of it.
The OA also stars Ian Alexander, Will Brill, Emory Cohen and Patrick Gibson.
This is just the second major television project Marling has been a part of. She also starred in the British crime series Babylon in 2014, that was created by Trainspotting director Danny Boyle among others.
You won’t have to wait long to see what happen with this Marling mystery, however. The OA debuts on Netflix, with all of its episodes, on Friday.
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