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Netflix’s New Show Looks like a Darker ‘Stranger Things’

Brit Marling stars in the new Netflix series, 'The OA'.

by VICE Staff
13 December 2016, 9:20am
This article originally appeared on VICE Canada

When a missing blind girl returns to her small town seven years after disappearing and with her sight restored, her community is plunged into chaos piecing together what happened. Prairie Johnson, played by Brit Marling, refuses to talk to the FBI or her parents about her disappearance and not everyone is happy about her return. That's the setup for Netflix's new original series The OA, a collaboration between Marling and director Zal Batmanglij (Sound of My Voice, The East.)

The whole thing streams this Friday and looks like another fast-paced thriller from Batmanglij, whose previous effort with Marling, The East, was inspired by their months as freegans. Hopefully the full series lives up to the trailer's promise of a starker Stranger Things, minus the adorable children.