After finding success with ’80s nostalgia in Stranger Things, Netflix now has their sights set on the 1990s as they have given a ten-episode order to EVERYTHING SUCKS. The comedy comes from Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Josh Appelbaum, and Andre Nemec, who were the creative team behind Zoo.
The series 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 and Jahi Winston have been tapped to star as Katt Messner and Luke O’Neil, respectively. Joining them is Patch Darragh, Claudine Nako, Sydney Sweeney, Elijah Stevenson, Quinn Liebling, and Rio Mangini.
Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan created the project and executive produce with Pinkner, Rosenberg, Appelbaum, and Nemec. Mohan and Ry Russo-Young will each direct episodes with plans for a premiere in 2018.
While this is the first ’90s-centric series, Netflix has returned to the decade for several inspirations including non-stop references in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Fuller House, the sequel series to the late ’80s-90s sitcom Full House.
Winston is repped by Abrams Artists Agency.
Emily J | Staff Writer