“The average high school relationship lasts 26 days,” according to Netflix’s trailer for coming-of-age comedy Everything Sucks.
Set in the real town of Boring, Ore., in 1996, the series immerses itself in the “heartfelt, awkward, free of smartphones” high-school experience of the students, teachers and principal, with plenty of references to Alanis Morissette, timely slang and “the net.”
The story revolves around Boring High School’s A/V club and drama club—two crews of nerdy-edgy outsiders, who join forces to make a movie.
The 10-episode series stars Peyton Kennedy (American Fable, The Captive) and Jahi Winston (The New Edition Story) as students Kate Messner and Luke O’Neil, with Patch Darragh (Sully, Boardwalk Empire) and Claudine Nako (Grimm) as their respective parents.
The cast also includes Rio Mangini, Quinn Liebling, Sydney Sweeney, Elijah Stevenson, Patch Darragh and Claudine Nako.
Everything Sucks is created by Ben York Jones (Like Crazy, Newness) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date, Pink Grapefruit), who both serve as executive producers.
It premieres February 16 on Netflix.