Netflix has very quickly become the go-to place to settle in for a marathon of fun, quirky teen dramedies, and the streamer is keeping that reputation going with its latest show. I Am Not Okay With This is Netflix's upcoming coming-of-age superhero show that looks seriously badass. And, you might recognize some familiar faces while watching it.
I Am Not Okay With This comes from a team of people who already have a strong track record at Netflix. The show is produced by Stranger Things alums Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, as well as The End of the F***ing World executive producer and director Jonathan Entwistle. It also has quite a high caliber of talent in front of the camera; the series features Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff, who both starred in the newest iteration of the IT movies. The cast is rounded out by Sofia Bryant (The Good Wife, The Code), Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes, You’re The Worst), and Aidan Wojtak-Hissong (The Mission, Falling Water).
I Am Not Okay With This is based on the popular graphic novel by Charles Forsman, who also worked on the new series. Here's the official synopsis from Netflix:
I Am Not Okay With This is an irreverent origin story that follows a teenage girl who’s navigating the trials and tribulations of high school, all while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her.
Lillis stars as Sydney, a teenage girl with a sarcastic sense of humor who views herself as boring and average. However, she soon realizes she's anything but ordinary when certain powers emerge. The new series joins a whole bunch of teen-centered shows on Netflix, including Stranger Things, The End of the F***ing World, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and Sex Education, which just dropped a much-discussed second season. With so many other high school-set series on the streamer, I Am Not Okay With This will be right at home on Netflix.
I Am Not Okay With This drops on Netflix on Wednesday, Feb. 26.