Guy Pearce is a scientist looking for answers in the trailer for The Innocents, the new sci-fi Netflix series, that will air on the platform on August 24.
The official synopsis of the movie reads as follow: “When teenagers Harry and June run away from their repressive families to be together, they’re derailed by an extraordinary discovery – June’s ability to shape-shift.”
“As the star-crossed lovers struggle to control this strange new power, a mysterious professor reveals that June is not alone: there are more shifters out there like her, and he promises to cure June and reunite her with the mother who deserted her three years ago”.
The trailer has already got us hooked on the series, that starts off as a teenage love story, with the two protagonists trying to escape their oppressive families and then, with a surprising spin, turns into a Fringe meets Roswell kind of show.
The setting is what gives me hope there could be more to the show than what it looks like. The old school look to it could bring out interesting ideas, for example it could go down the roots of some government’s conspiracy theories, something already explored several times in different shows, but that still hold a special place in the heart of the most skeptical of us.
The series will star Sorcha Groundsell as June, Percelle Ascott as Harry and Guy Pearce as Halvorson.
Check out the trailer below: