Last Year, Netflix acquired The OA, an eight-episode, hour-long drama series written and produced by indie filmmakers Brit Marling (Another Earth) and Zal Batmanglij (Sound of My Voice). Today Netflix just released the series’ first full trailer.
From Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, the visionary filmmakers behind Sound of My Voice and The East, comes a powerful, mind-bending tale about identity, human connection and the borders between life and death. The Netflix original series The OA is an odyssey in eight chapters produced in partnership with Plan B Entertainment, Netflix and Anonymous Content. The groundbreaking series offers audiences a singular experience that upends notions about what long-format stories can be.
Marling specializes in nuanced and quiet dramas that have a science fiction spin to them, and it looks like The OA will be another one of them. If you’re looking a high sci-fi story that concentrates more on the human journey, this might be it.
Marling not only stars in the series, but she also co-wrote it with Batmanglij.
Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B Entertainment (producers of 12 Years a Slave) and Michael Sugar of Anonymous Content (True Detective, The Knick) are executive producers of the series with Marling and Batmanglij.
The OA launches globally Friday, December 16, 2016 on Netflix.