Kathryn Newton was planning to headline the ‘Supernatural’ spinoff ‘Wayward Sisters’, but unfortunately, The CW didn’t pick it up to series. But she isn’t wasting any time. The already super busy Newton will headline a new series for Netflix which is described as ‘Lost’ meets ‘Lord of the Flies’. And yet… from the description, there’s no island.
A group of teens returns from a trip only to discover their hometown is completely deserted. And once they return, they can no longer leave. “Teens will party, panic, grieve, fight and ultimately be forced to decide how to deal with the unthinkable.” The series does not yet have a title, but it comes from executive producers Christopher Keyser and Marc Webb. Keyser (‘Tyrant’, ‘The Last Tycoon’) is penning the script. Webb (‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and its sequel) will direct. Production will begin in September in the Boston area. The first season will consist of ten episodes.
Here is Netflix’s logline:
The series follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive. The series is a modern take on Lord of the Flies.
Newton plays Allie, the focal character. Allie has spent her life in her older sister Kim’s shadow and Allie supports her sister’s leadership after this bizarre event.
Newton will also be returning for the upcoming season of the HBO series ‘Big Little Lies’ which also features Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz and Laura Dern. Her character, Claire Novak is also expected to appear in the upcoming season of ‘Supernatural’. She was recently seen on the big screen in the movie ‘Blockers’ and will be seen this winter in the drama ‘Ben Is Back’ with Julia Roberts, Courtney B. Vance and Lucas Hedges and next spring in ‘Detective Pikachu’.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter