After becoming a Sundance staple with “Sound of My Voice” and “The East,” Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij are bringing their talents to Netflix. The streaming service has just announced the release date for “The OA,” a new original series co-created and -written by the duo — and it’s this Friday. Watch the just-released trailer below.
Marling stars as Prairie Johnson, who returns home seven years after going missing with a new change: her sight has been restored. She’s never actually seen her parents before, and adjusting to that aspect of her life looks to be just one narrative thread here — figuring out how and why any of this happened will surely factor prominently into the plot as well. The vibe of the trailer is very much in keeping with Marling and Batmanglij’s previous collaborations, especially “Sound of My Voice.”
Emory Cohen (“Brooklyn”), Scott Wilson (“The Walking Dead”), Phyllis Smith (“The Office”) and Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter”) all co-star in the series. Batmanglij directed all eight episodes of “The OA,” which premieres this Friday, December 16.
— The OA (@The_OA) December 12, 2016