Netflix's The Society sounds like a cross between Riverdale and Lord of the Flies

5 April 2019, 16:26

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

The trailer for the new teen drama series just dropped and it looks absolutely wild. Here's everything you need to know, including the cast and release date.

It's a truth universally acknowledged that all the best TV shows are the ones that involve teenagers who somehow get caught up in all kinds of unrealistic drama, mystery and murder investigations. Riverdale. Elite. Pretty Little Liars. You know the ones.

Well, if you're a fan of those three shows, you're in luck because Netflix are about to drop yet another series that you're about to become obsessed with called The Society.

Arriving on May 10th, it's been described as Lord of the Flies (you know, the novel about a group of boys stranded on an island who end up going wild when they attempt to govern themselves) with a little dash of Gossip Girl sprinked on top. Sounds perfectly chaotic.

The trailer, set to the creepy tones of Billie Eilish's 'bury a friend', explains that it's been nine days since the parents in town have "gone missing". With no adults to enforce any rules amongst the teenagers, all hell breaks loose and as you can imagine, everything quickly descends into wild parties, riots, violence and death.

Watch The Society trailer above

Netflix's new teen drama The Society arrives on May 10th
Netflix's new teen drama The Society arrives on May 10th. Picture: Netflix

What is The Society about?

The official synopsis reads: "The Society follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town without any trace of their parents. Their newfound freedom will be fun... but it will also be very dangerous. 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."

Who is in the cast of The Society?

The Society has an incredible cast of young actors playing the doomed teenagers of the town:

- Rachel Keller (Legion, Fargo) plays Cassandra
- Kathryn Newton (Blockers, Big Little Lies) plays Allie
- Alex Fitzalan plays Harry
- Kristine Froseth (Sierra Burgess is a Loser) plays Kelly
- Jacques Colimon plays Will
- Sean Berdy (Switched at Birth) plays Sam
- Toby Wallace plays Campbell
- Gideon Adlon (Blockers) plays Becca
- Olivia DeJonge (The Visit) plays Elle
- Alex MacNicoll plays Luke
- Natasha Liu Bordizzo plays Helena
- Jose Julian plays Gordie
- Salena Qureshi plays Bean
- Jack Mulhern plays Grizz
- Grace Victoria Cox (Heathers) plays Lexie

How many episodes will be in The Society?

There will be ten one-hour episodes for you to sink your teeth into dropping on May 10th 2019.