Hungry for a paranormal binge after powering through Netflix’s smash hit “Stranger Things”? Look no further than Australia’s own “The Kettering Incident,” set for a premiere on Amazon Prime in mere weeks.
As Inquisitr notes, the series is kind of like “Stranger Things” for the grown-up set, thanks to a bevy of similarities that run the gamut from specific — both series open with precocious kids on bikes getting into lots of unexpected troubles, flashing lights are always a bad omen — to the general — they are both shows about paranormal activity that are ripe for binge-watching consumption — but it certainly sounds intriguing enough on its own.
The series, which debuted in Australia in July, stars rising It Girl Elizabeth Debicki as Anna, young woman haunted by a terrifying incident from her childhood that forced her and her family to run from their tiny town of Kettering when she was just 14. The show’s synopsis doesn’t mince words when it comes to said incident, as most people seem to believe that Anna’s best pal Gillian Baxter was taken by aliens, a terrible event that led to a series of startling reactions. Take a look:
“Anna Macy left Kettering when she was just 14, shortly after her best friend, Gillian Baxter, mysteriously disappeared. The two girls had been playing in the forbidden forests outside Kettering when they saw strange lights in the sky. Eight hours later, Anna was found alone, terrified and covered in blood. Fifteen years later, Anna returns to find the town struggling to survive. The forests have been marked for logging and the town is on edge following violent clashes between environmentalists and the local loggers. Anna’s reappearance causes a stir when another girl suddenly disappears, prompting Anna to discover what really happened the night Gillian disappeared, and in doing so, uncovers secrets that threaten the future of Kettering.”
The series was wildly popular in Australia, as its two-episode premiere was the most watched non-sport title to ever screen on the Foxtel platform. Check out a quick, 30-second TV spot for the show below:
“The Kettering Incident” (all eight episodes!) will debut in the U.S. on Amazon Prime on September 30.