Netflix adores its era-set series, so obviously, the ’90s weren’t about to go untouched.
For those of us trying to hold on to the nostalgia of our childhoods, Netflix is giving us Everything Sucks! Set in 1996, the series, which is being described as “a quirky, funny, coming-of-age story,” follows two groups of high school misfits, an A/V club and a drama club, that go head-to-head. Think My So-Called Life meets Boy Meets World.
The series stars Jahi Winston, who just slayed as young Ralph Tresvant in BET’s The New Edition Story, and Peyton Kennedy as Luke O’Neil and Kate Messner, respectively. The 10-episode, half-hour dramedy was created by writer Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan. The duo said, “Some of our favorite shows of all time—The Wonder Years, Happy Days, That ’70s Show, Freaks and Geeks—looked back at bygone eras with 20 years of hindsight. We think this is a great time to take a look back at high school and relive the fashion, music and attitudes of the mid-’90s the way we remember it. Not sensationalized, not watered down; but desperate, heartfelt, awkward and exciting.”
Cindy Holland, vice president, Original Content for Netflix, said in a statement, “We’re looking forward to spending some time back in the ’90s, whether you were in A/V, drama, sports or band, we think everyone will find something to relate to in this coming-of-age story about the one thing that sucks above everything else—high school.”
Everything Sucks! will start streaming on Netflix in 2018. Until then, look out for Winston in Proud Mary opposite Taraji P. Henson.
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