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Posted Thursday 4/19/18 at 1:54PM EDT
Hulu's PEN15 will have two 30-somethings play 13-year-old versions of themselves
Hulu has given a straight-to-series order for The Lonely Island-produced PEN15 -- as in "penis" -- starring adults Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle as middle school outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual 13-year-olds. Erskine and Konkle, who also created the series, describe PEN15 as middle school as it really happened.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Netflix has a first look at The Innocents, the British teen supernatural series
The Innocents follows a teenage runaway couple, one of whom has the ability to shape-shift. It premieres Aug. 24.
Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Netflix renews On My Block for Season 2
The South Los Angeles-set teen comedy's renewal comes one week after the cancelation of teen comedy Everything Sucks! and the renewal of teen comedy Alexa & Katie.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Netflix cancels 1990s teen comedy Everything Sucks!
The Oregon-set high school comedy premiered to promising reviews in February. But now it joins a short list of "one-and-done" Netflix series, including Gypsy, Girlboss and The Get Down.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Parents TV Council urges Netflix to delay 13 Reasons Why's second season
The conservative watchdog group commended Netflix for the steps it's taking to help parents and teens after comissioning a Northwestern University study on the show's affects on its young viewers. But the PTC urged Netflix to take additional safeguards and to not release Season 2 until "experts in the scientific community have determined it to be safe for consumption by an audience that is comprised heavily of minor children."
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:00PM EDT
How Netflix cornered the market on coming-of-age teen series
Netflix has found a new audience in the post-millennial generation with shows like 13 Reasons Why, Degrassi: The Next Generation, On My Block and Everything Sucks! -- not to mention Stranger Things. "Altogether, these dynamic shows make for a Netflix Originals library that's flush with series that detail, from multiple points of view and in many different styles, the challenges and triumphs of adolescence," says Kaitlin Thomas. "They explore how the events that shape us as we come of age continue to affect us and mold us as we grow older and mature. But perhaps more importantly, they are giving voice to today's youth at a time when young adults are proving to be more powerful than ever before, and providing a diverse array of blueprints that show them what happens when they harness that energy and drive."