'Dash & Lily': Meet Austin Abrams, Midori Francis and the rest of the cast of Netflix's holiday romance series

A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City


                            'Dash & Lily': Meet Austin Abrams, Midori Francis and the rest of the cast of Netflix's holiday romance series
Austin Abrams and Midori Francis (Getty Images)

'Dash & Lily' is an upcoming Netflix romance drama set with the holidays as a pretty backdrop. It follows the two titular characters, one cynical, the optimistic as they trade a red notebook filled with dreams and desires in New York City. Here is the cast that's bringing this holiday romance to you.

 
Austin Abrams as Dash 

Actor Austin Abrams attends the "Puzzle" Premiere at Eccles Center Theatre during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2018, in Park City, Utah (Getty Images)

Abrams is known for his roles as Ben in 'Paper Towns' (2015), Pete in 'Gangster Squad' (2013), Henry Page in 'Chemical Hearts' (2020), Marc in 'This is Us' (2019-2020) and Ethan in 'Euphoria' (2019). He also has been part of 'Gangster Squad' (2013), 'Shameless' (2014) and 'Silicon Valley' (2014). 
 
Midori Francis as Lily

Actress Midori Francis attends the Roundabout Theatre Company 2019 Gala at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on February 25, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

Francis is known for her works such as 'Good Boys' (2019), 'Ocean's Eight' (2018), 'Gotham' (2017) and 'Younger' (2016). The young actress has also appeared in roles such as Angela in 'Killing Machine' (2015), Katie in 'Divorce' (2018), a queer girl in 'Chemistry of Mood' (2019), 'Bless This Mess' (2019) and 'The Birch' (2019). The actress has also won the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in 2016 for 'Connected'. In 2017 she had also won the Drama Desk Special Award and an Obie Award for Ensemble Performance for 'The Wolves'. 

Dante Brown as Boomer

Actor Dante Brown attends the Television Academy And SAG-AFTRA's 4th Annual Dynamic and Diverse Celebration at The Saban Media Center on August 25, 2016, in North Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

Brown is known for his roles as Darrel in 'Ma' (2019), Roger Murtaugh Jr in 'Lethal Weapon' (2016-2019), Darius McCrae in 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (2015), and has also been on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (2005). His recent works include 'The Last Ship' (2015), 'Mr. Robinson' (2015), 'Hats' (2017), and '9-1-1' (2019-2020). In 2010 the actor was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young Actor for 'America' (2009) where he played the role of Young Brooklyn.

Troy Iwata as Langston

Actor Troy Iwata attends the opening night of "Be More Chill" at Lyceum Theatre on March 10, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

Iwata is known for his roles in releases such as 'Probably' (2017), Tommy in 'What Lies Below', a computer tech in 'Tell Me a Story' (2018) and a male hostage in 'Quantico' (2017). He has writer and producer credits for 'Probably' as well. His other works include 'Time After Time' (2017), 'New Amsterdam' (2018-2019), 'Inpatient' (2019), 'Insomnia' (2019) and Ray Donovan (2019). He also had a short role as a returns clerk in The CW's 'Katy Keene' (2020).

Leah Kreitz as Aryn

Kreitz is an actress, producer, and writer known for her roles in 'Where It Stops' (2017) and 'AWOL' (2016). Her recent works include 'Wukong Couriers' (2019), 'Music of the Silents' (2019), and 'Earth Mother' (2020). She has a release titled 'On Death & Dying: A Collection' in post-production and another release titled 'Coming Out' listed as filming. Her producer credits include 'Woe Is She' (2017), 'Where It Stops' and 'On Death & Dying: A Collection'. She also has writing credits for 'Where It Stops' and 'Coming Out'.

The rest of the cast includes Agneeta Thacker, Keana Marie as Sofia, James Saito as Arthur Mori, William Hill as Uncle Sal, Ianne Fields Stewart as Roberta, Diego Guevara as Benny, Patrick Vaill as Mark, Gideon Emery as Adam, Adrienne Lovette, David Rodriguez and many more.

Netflix's official synopsis reads: “A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City.”

According to videotapenews, "Lily is a 16-year-old girl and is searching for the love of her life. She follows her brother’s advice and leaves her red notebook on her favorite bookshop shelf. The book is full of dares and it’s waiting for the right guy to come along and accept Lily’s challenge. Dash comes across Lily’s book and decides to take on the challenge. The duo sends each other on a scavenger hunt all across Manhattan during Christmas. They start falling in love with every on-page selves. Their biggest dare for them will be discovering if they have the same chemistry in person as well!"

Catch 'Dash & Lily' on November 10, 2020, on Netflix. Watch the trailer below. 

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