Networks like SyFy are canceling their graphic novel adaptations, but Netflix is actually ramping up its comic book content in the future. On Monday, the streaming service announced the core cast for I Am Not Okay With This, based on the graphic novel by Charles Forsman published by Fantagraphics. This marks Netflix’s second adaptation of Forsman’s work, following last year’s The End of the F***ing World. Both TV series are led by Jonathan Entwistle and Christy Hall.
According to reports, Sophia Lillis (Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, Sharp Objects) will lead the cast as Sydney, a teenage girl dealing with budding superpowers in addition to the regular trials and tribulations of high school, family complexities, and her sexuality.
Joining Lillis will be series regulars Wyatt Oleff (It Chapter Two, Guardians of the Galaxy), Sofia Bryant (The Good Wife, The Code), and Kathleen Rose Perkins (You’re The Worst). Aidan Wojtak-Hissong and Richard Ellis will play recurring roles.
I Am Not Okay With This will feature eight, 30-minute episodes and will premiere sometime in 2020. The series is currently filming in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, all eight, 30-minute episodes of The End of the F***ing World are now streaming on Netflix.
Those interested in reading Forsman’s graphic novel can purchase a copy through Fantagraphics.
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