Netflix has released the trailer for “Alexa & Katie,” an upcoming original series about two teenagers whose imminent high-school career is complicated when one of them is diagnosed with cancer. Because they’re besties, Katie decides to shave her head in solidarity with Alexa. Watch the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis: “‘Alexa & Katie’ is a funny and heartwarming show about two best friends eagerly anticipating the start of their freshman year of high school. Despite the fact that Alexa (Paris Berelc) is undergoing cancer treatment, her outgoing personality and enthusiasm for life never falter, especially with her loyal and awkwardly adorable best friend Katie (newcomer Isabel May) by her side. At times they’re left feeling like outsiders, during a period when what seems to matter most is fitting in. Tiffani Thiessen also stars as Lori, Alexa’s determined and protective mother.
“Created by Heather Wordham (‘Hannah Montana,’ ‘Reba’) with comedy veteran Matthew Carlson (‘Malcolm in the Middle,’ ‘Samantha Who?’) serving as showrunner, the show’s star is Alexa and Katie’s friendship; whether it be at school, at home, or in the hospital, they are by each other’s side through thick and thin, serving as role models for modern-day female friendships.”
Emery Kelly, Eddie Shin, Jolie Jenkins, and Finn Carr co-star. “Alexa & Katie,” which has partnered with the American Cancer Society, premieres on Netflix on March 23.