What’s interesting about this story is the authentic vulnerabilities explored. In the first 5 minutes of Season 1, we were opened to a world of Alyssa and James and their disturbing inner thought processes, unrelateable motivations and fantasies. If you’re not familiar with the premise, it’s a twisted high school tale where Bonnie & Clyde, Dexter and Natural Born Killers molests the essence of High School Musical and Glee.
If you’re new to the vulgarities of this world, put the kids to sleep and try the first 12 minutes to see whether the directness of these characters and the show’s British dark humour works for you. It’s a road trip of rebellion that turns into a partially accidental crime spree couched in laugh out loud moments with the contrasting personalities of James’ stoic demeanor and Alyssa’s fearless bravado. It’s also an easy binge set at the perfect length of 22 minutes which easily fits into a work commute.
Netflix’s trailer features an exclusive cover of Billy Idol’s White Wedding by Graham Coxon. British writer Charlie Covell returns to acribe for the series inspired by the characters from the award-winning series of comic books by Charles Forsman. The cliffhanger Season 1 will finally be resolved as the second gunshot of the finale was only heard with the fate of one unknown.
Alyssa (Jessica Barden, The Lobster) is still dealing with the fallout of the events of the first series. The second series sees the introduction of the new character of Bonnie, played by BIFA-winning Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth, the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode IX). Bonnie is an outsider with a troubled past and a mysterious connection to Alyssa.