For the past years, especially those of the most recent ones, Netflix has stepped up their game when it came to their Originals––mostly from their drama genre. With that in mind, the streaming giant isn’t going to stop giving us what they know is the best of the best, and so comes Grand Army. The coming-of-age drama will be storming the platform in October 2020.
Grand Army is one of the many projects of the streaming giant this October, and it boasts of being a Netflix Original coming-of-age drama series created and written by Katie Cappiello. Cappiello’s 2013 play, Slut, is the inspiration behind this Netflix Original. Alongside her are Joshua Donen and Beau Willimon to produce.
As confirmed by the official @Netflix Twitter account of, well, Netflix, the series’ first season will be arriving on the platform on the 16th of October, 2020. To add to that, the series will be available to stream internationally.
Together We Rise. Together We Rage.
Grand Army. October 16. pic.twitter.com/DWK2kaqMBo
— Netflix (@netflix) September 2, 2020
The series will tackle multiple sensitive issues known to this day and age. Hopefully, this will be a stepping stone for more teen dramas to push their boundaries, tell their stories, and share their support.
Grand Army will be following the lives of five high-school students attending the largest public high school in Brooklyn, New York. The stories of each student will be featured––their own hardships, yet they collectively struggle together with issues of sexuality, race, and economic politics.
The cast of Grand Army is pretty grand in itself (see what I did there?), so here’s a list of cast members that you’ll see on-screen.
Brittany Adebumola as Tamika Jones, Odessa A’zion as Joey Del Marco, Amir Bageria as Siddhartha Pakam, Odley Jean as Dominique Pierre, Maliq Johnson as Jayson Jackson, Alphonso Romero Jones as John Ellis, Elena Khan, Crystal Sha’re Nelson as Tor Sampson, Amalia Yoo as Leila Kwan Zimmer, Marcela Avelina as Flora Mejia, Ashley Ganger as Meera Pakam, Anthony Ippolito as George Wright, Syndey Meyer as Anna Delaney, Naiya Ortiz as Sonia Cruz, Brian Alremus as Luke Friedman, Magaly Colimon as Antoinette Pierre, Katie Griffin as Rebecca Connely, Ava Preston as Nina Del Marco, Zac Kara as Omar Biller, Diego Martinez-Tau as Chris Yoon, August Blanco Rosenstein as Victor Borin, Micah Solis as Nick Rodriguez, Sagine Sémajuste as Sabine Pierre, and Tiffany Alycia Tong as Mei.
That’s a pretty long list, so better be ready for a pretty handful of names when this comes.