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‘When the Street Lights Go On’ Trailer: First Look at Brett Morgen’s Murder Mystery Sundance Pilot

The pilot marks Brett Morgen's TV film directorial debut.

When The Street Lights Go On trailer

Courtesy of Paramount TV

“When the Street Lights Go On” screened last week at the Sundance Film Festival. Now, the first trailer for the Brett Morgen–directed pilot has been released.

Written by Christ Hutton and Eddie O’Keefe, “When the Street Lights Go On” takes viewers back to the summer of 1983, with a string of unusual occurrences in a small Illinois town culminating in the shocking murders of a popular high school girl and her teacher. When a fellow student discovers the bodies while riding his bike home one night, the quiet suburban lives of the town’s residents are irrevocably shaken.

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This was the first time for Morgen and his core crew shooting a TV film. However, the director told Deadline, “We really approached it as movie, it is very cinematic.” The film stars Odessa Young, Nicola Peltz, Adam Long and Max Burkholder.

Produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, “When the Street Lights Go On” was originally commissioned by Hulu, which then opted not to go beyond the pilot. The film became independent and it is currently looking for a new network.

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Check out the trailer below.

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