'Teenage Bounty Hunters': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Jenji Kohan’s Netflix crime comedy
Kathleen Jordan, Jenji Kohan, and Tara Hermann are the co-creators of the show
'Teenage Bounty Hunters' (not to be confused with 'Dog the Bounty Hunter) is Jenji Kohan’s new original series coming to the streaming giant Netflix mid-August. According to reports, the series is an "output deal" with the streamer, Kohan and Tara Hermann. Many know Kohan from popular hit series 'Weeds' and 'Orange is The New Black,' so this new show is highly anticipated. Here is what we know about the upcoming crime comedy.
According to showrunner Kathleen Jordon, the show will be a mix of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Veronica Mars', two beloved and classic teenage franchises. She said she wanted to explore the drama of high school and self-discovery against the "backdrop of some ridiculous adventure". It is largely based on Jordon's childhood in a conservative Atlanta neighborhood and her memories of the preppy Christian high school she went to. She used the twins to examine her teen vulnerabilities around wanting to do well in studies while being cool among her peers.
Season 1 of 'Teenage Bounty Hunters' premieres on Friday, August 14, 2020.
The official synopsis reads, "After joining forces with a veteran bounty hunter, sixteen-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling and Blair dive into the world of bail skipping baddies while still navigating the high stakes of teenage life."
Maddie Phillips as Sterling Wesley
Phillips is known for her roles as Randeen in 'Ghost Wars' (2017-2018), Harper Sayles in 'Supernatural', and a barista in 'Loudermilk.' Her recent works include many TV movies and series such as 'Two/One' (2019), 'A Feeling of Home' (2019), 'Made for You, with Love' (2019), 'The Detour' (2019), 'The InBetween' (2019), 'Undercover Cheerleader' (2019), 'Garage Sale Mysteries: Searched & Seized' (2019) and 'Shared Bath' (2020). She has a production titled 'Four Walls' that IMDb has listed as 'completed.' 'Summerland' is in post-production and she plays the role of Stacey in that release.
Anjelica Bette Fellini as Blair Wesley
Fellini is known for her roles as Rebecca in 'The Gifted' (2017), a proofreader in 'The French Dispatch,' Kate in 'Sid Is Dead' and the titular role in 'Margot' (2017). Her other works include '#BestWebSeriesEver' (2017), and 'Too Close to the Sun' (2018).
Other members of the cast include Kadeem Hardison as Bowser Jenkins, Virginia Williams as Debbie Wesley, Mackenzie Astin as Anderson Wesley, Shirley Rumierk as Yolanda Carrion, Devon Hales as April Stevens, Spencer House as Luke Creswell, Charity Cervantes as Hannah B, Eric Graise as Ezekiel, Wynn Everett as Ellen Johnson and many more
Kathleen Jordan, Jenji Kohan, and Tara Hermann are the co-creators of the show with directional credits going to Rebecca Asher, Mark A. Burley, Andrew DeYoung, Stephen Falk, Angela Barnes Gomes, Stephanie Laing, Lauren Morelli, Jesse Peretz, Nick Sandow, and Diego Velasco. Tara Herrmann, Jenji Kohan, Blake McCormick, and Robert Sudduth serve as executive producers. Kathleen Jordan and Shane Kosakowski serve as co-executive producers. Kathleen Jordan also serves as the showrunner.
The trailer shows fraternal twin sisters Sterling and Blair balance teen life at an elite Southern school while moonlighting as bounty-hunters in Atlanta. In the trailer, they discover that they have a talent for nabbing baddies who have skipped their bail and team up with a veteran in the business, who shows them the ropes. Using their unlikely appearance as a disarming bait, the trailer shows the 16-year-olds take down a man twice their size and fight criminals in other well-crafted fight sequences. However, the sisters are very different despite being twins. Sterling is an overachiever and studious, while Blair is more free-spirited. But they still do "twin swears" and form a closely bonded fighting unit. Their mentor calls the two "weird" but also respects how they get the job done. The trailer shows how they navigate high school and fool their parents into thinking they are working at a fast-food joint for extra cash. As they fall in love, have sex, attract the suspicions of the high school's popular girl, and team up to fight criminals, they exclaim over how easy it all is and wonder why women complain about how hard it is "to have it all".
Where to watch
Catch Season 1 of 'Teenage Bounty Hunters' on Friday, August 14, 2020, on Netflix.
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