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The two main creatives behind Netflix critical favorite The End of the Fucking World are reteaming for a new series for the streaming giant.
Netflix has handed out an eight-episode series order for a TV series based on Chuck Forsman’s graphic novel I Am Not Okay With This. Jonathan Entwistle — who previously adapted Forsman’s graphic novel The End of the Fucking World — is shepherding the adaptation alongside Christy Hall (Daddio).
The dark comedy is described as a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school, all the while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and…mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken from deep within her.
Hall will serve as writer and exec produce alongside Entwistle, who will direct. Both will be credited as co-creators and will exec produce alongside Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps executives Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry. The series is part of an overall deal Levy — a key exec producer behind Netflix monster hit Stranger Things — signed a year ago. With the pickup, Levy now has two series with the streamer in addition to his feature film work outside the company.
Forsman’s graphic novel was published in December 2017 and received strong reviews, with Vulture calling Okay a “vision of what the X-Men mythology might be like for a mutant who never got that reassuring visit from Professor X.”
British dark comedy The End of the Fucking World — which in August was renewed for a second season — became a breakout hit for Netflix. The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg called the series “a twisted, funny anti-romance” with great performances from its young stars and used his review to encourage Netflix to avoid its “insatiable desire to renew great shows that should have been left as sterling one-offs.” Entwistle created the series and served as its primary director, with Charlie Covell having written all eight episodes.
In a weird coincidence, Netflix’s announcement of I Am Not Okay With This arrives almost immediately after Freeform handed out a series order to comedy Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, starring Josh Thomas (Please Like Me).
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