9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Netflix Orders 1990s-Set Comedy Series 'Everything Sucks'
Netflix is going retro.
The streaming giant has handed out a 10-episode straight-to-series order for 1990s-set comedy Everything Sucks.
From the Zoo team of Jeff Pinkner (Fringe), Scott Rosenberg (October Road), Josh Appelbaum (October Road) and André Nemec (Alias), the project is described as a quirky, funny, coming-of-age story. It follows two groups of high school misfits, an A/V club and a drama club, who collide in 1996 Oregon.
Peyton Kennedy (American Fable) and Jahi Winston (The New Edition Story) star as students Kate Messner and Luke O’Neil, with Patch Darragh (Boardwalk Empire) and Claudine Nako (Grimm) playing their respective parents. Sydney Sweeney, Elijah Stevenson, Quinn Liebling and Rio Mangini co-star.
Ben York Jones (Like Crazy) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date) created the series and will executive produce alongside Midnight Radio's Pinkner, Rosenberg, Appelbaum and Nemec. Mohan will direct the bulk of the episodes, with Ry Russo-Young also on board to serve in the same capacity. The series is set to premiere on Netflix in 2018.
Everything Sucks is Midnight Radio's latest TV entry. In addition to the third season of CBS' summer scripted drama Zoo, the company is also producing History's Knightfall and recently teamed for ABC drama pilot Salamander.
At Netflix, Everything Sucks joins a roster of half-hour originals including Fuller House, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Grace and Frankie, Master of None and One Day at a Time.