Netflix's 'The Innocents' takes an even more darker turn in its second trailer

Netflix's 'The Innocents' takes an even more darker turn in its second trailer

Netflix's bizarre new series 'The innocents" took an epic turn when June realized her mother was a shapeshifter too.

Netflix's 'The Innocents,' second trailer is out and it gets even more bizarre. Earlier this year, Netflix received critical acclaim for a British series about teen runaways 'The End of the F***ing World.' The streaming service hopes for the same kind of success with 'The Innocents.'  While 'The End of the F***ing World' featured an apparent-psychopath protagonist, 'The Innocents' features a young woman who shape-shifts.

The series premise is already bizarre. When teenagers Harry (Percelle Ascott) and June (Sorcha Groundsell) run away from their repressive families to be together, they’re derailed by an extraordinary discovery - June’s ability to shape-shift. Only, it is not a blessing. June's magical ability leads her to trouble. As the star-crossed lovers struggle to control this strange new power, a mysterious professor reveals that June is not alone: there are more shifters out there like her, and he promises to cure June and reunite her with the mother (played by Laura Birn) who deserted her three years ago. But as their journey becomes increasingly fraught with danger, Harry and June's love for each other is tested to breaking point and they're faced with a choice: keep their innocent dream alive, or embrace that their lives have changed and risk everything. 

The second trailer highlights how June's powers align with that of her mother's. As it turns out, her mother lives apart from her, having left June and her father (Sam Hazeldine) to go live in a remote location where her powers can be studied. She doesn't know that June is just like her — that June can shapeshift into the people she touches. Except something about June's power is different.

Netflix's The Innocents, which arrives on the streaming site August 24, is going to get wonky. A young girl named June (Sorcha Groundsell) discovers she has a hidden talent for shape-shifting. Only, it might not be called a "talent." June's magical ability, more often than not, leads her to trouble. The second trailer, which drops today, highlights how June's powers align with that of her mother's. Her mother (played by Laura Birn) lives apart from her, having left June and her father (Sam Hazeldine) to go live in a remote location where her powers can be studied. She doesn't know that June is just like her — that June can shapeshift into the people she touches. Except something about June's power is different.

"June's not like the other women," an operative for Halvorsen (Guy Pearce), a man bent on understanding this power, tells Halvorsen when he discovers June. "She's everything you're looking for."

'The Innocents' received its season one order a year ago, and filming took place in Britain and Norway. Members of the Television Critics Association got an early glimpse of the footage on July 29 and is set to release on August 24. This year, Netflix is slated to produce or acquire more than 100 scripted series, culled from 21 nations.