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Netflix Announces New Drama ‘The Innocents’

Eight Episodes of the UK Series Will Be Streamed

Netflix will stream UK drama “The Innocents,” the eight-episode tale of two teenagers, Harry and June, who run away from their repressive family lives to be together and are thrown into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery that derails their innocent dream. Secrets kept from them by their respective parents test their love to breaking point; and the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.

The series stars Sorcha Groundsell (“Clique, Iona,” “Sleeping Lions”) as June, Percelle Ascott (“Wizard vs. Aliens,” “The Weekend Movie”) as Harry and Guy Pearce (“L.A. Confidential”) as Halvorson.

”The Innocents” is produced by UK-based New Pictures, led by Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls. The series is created by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric. Chris Croucher serves as producer. Farren Blackburn is executive producer of the series (alongside Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls) and director.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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