Netflix just announced they’ve greenlit a new half-hour comedy/drama series titled Everything Sucks! The series is set in the 1990s and comes from Ben York Jones (Like Crazy) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date). York Jones and Mohan are executive producing, with Mohan also directing most of the episodes. Ry Russo-Young’s attached to direct additional episodes of season one, and Jeff Pinkner (Lost), Scott Rosenberg (Life on Mars), Josh Appelbaum (Alias) and André Nemec (October Road) are on board as executive producers.
Everything Sucks! will star Peyton Kennedy (The Captive), Jahi Winston (The New Edition Story), Patch Darragh (Sully), Claudine Nako (Grimm), Sydney Sweeney, Elijah Stevenson, Quinn Liebling, and Rio Mangini. Netflix is targeting a 2018 premiere.
“Some of our favorite shows of all time — The Wonder Years, Happy Days, That 70s Show, Freaks and Geeks — looked back at bygone eras with 20 years of hindsight,” explained Jones and Mohan. “We think this is a great time to take a look back at high school and relive the fashion, music, and attitudes of the mid-’90’s the way we remember it. Not sensationalized, not watered down; but desperate, heartfelt, awkward, and exciting.”
“We’re looking forward to spending some time back in the ‘90s,” added Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “Whether you were in A/V, drama, sports or band, we think everyone will find something to relate to in this coming of age story about the one thing that sucks above everything else — high school.”
The Plot: A quirky, funny coming of age story that follows two groups of high school misfits, Everything Sucks! follows an A/V club and a Drama club who collide in 1996 Oregon.