An amalgamation of ‘Lord of Flies’ and ‘Riverdale‘ gives rise to a racy, gritty, sci-fi, and philosophical teenage series, which is our show under preview today. We are speaking about ‘The Society’, a Netflix Original, created by Christopher Keyser and executive produced by Keyser alongside Marc Webb. The 10-episode season 1 of this teen drama is about a group of teenagers who are “mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town.” However, there’s a bizarre twist. They soon discover that their parents are nowhere to be seen. All the episodes of season 1 of ‘The Society’ premiered on Netflix on May 10, 2019. Here’s everything we know about the next season of the show.
The Society Cast: Who is in it?
Featuring an ensemble cast of several young, talented actors, ‘The Society’ stars Kathryn Newton and Gideon Adlon as the protagonists. Gideon, whom you might recognize from ‘Blockers’, enacts the role of Becca, the daughter of a single, alcoholic mother, who spends most of her time with her camera. She is loud, confident, and someone who can cleverly hide her true insecurities behind a strong facade. Kathryn is best known for playing the role of Reese Witherspoon’s daughter in ‘Big Little Lies‘. She reprises the character of Allie, the primary leader of the team.
Kristine Froseth from ‘Sierra Burgess Is a Loser’ stars as Kelly. She was the queen bee of her school before the incidents shown in the series take place. Now, under these circumstances, she is just trying to reassess herself. Next comes Rachel Keller as Cassandra, Allie’s elder sister — who is a natural leader and popular female, making her the perfect choice for leading the ‘New World’.
Jacques Colimon stars as Will, a foster kid, whose sole aim is to take advantage of the chaotic state in this adult-free city. Olivia DeJonge plays the role of Elle, an expert dancer who is used to law and order and cannot take the messy, new situation. Alex Fitzalan stars as Harry, a popular and handsome guy, leading a separate faction of teens who want to recreate the original version of the town. Jose Julian enacts the role of Gordie, a smart boy with a quick mind. His wit and clever solutions help to solve various problems in this new establishment. Alex MacNicol stars as Luke and Natasha Liu Bordizzo stars as Helena. Additionally, Alex plays the school quarterback Luke, who doesn’t realize that he has the capability to be a leader. But his girlfriend, Helena, is determined to make him see this hidden quality. Finally, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
The Society Plot: What is it about?
‘The Society’ revolves around teenagers who find themselves in the exact affluent society of New England, where they had once resided, but in a strange version with no adults. Of course, this newfound freedom is exciting at first — filled with parties and outings. However, as the days gradually pass, they need to face other difficulties, including governing and feeding themselves, while also dealing with crimes in the neighborhood. The situation turns dangerous pretty quickly, within a span of just nine days, as our teens form fresh alliances and create a new order. There’s also a lot of backstabbing, schemes, and plots that plague this new establishment. Meanwhile, the teens have to figure out what actually happened that led them to this chaos. Are there parents alive? If yes, where are they? Can they finally survive? These are the questions that need prompt answers before this society descends into power struggles, violence, and death.
Combining an intriguing theme with a fresh cast, ‘The Society’ is surely an epic watch. It depicts how humanity goes for a toss in the fight towards survival. The show also lends a glimpse into the challenges of growing up in the modern age.