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Brand New Cherry Flavor

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Brand New Cherry Flavor
Promotional release poster
Created by
Based onBrand New Cherry Flavor
by Todd Grimson
ComposerJeff Russo[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes8
Executive producers
  • Nick Antosca
  • Lenore Zion
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time36–52 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)

Brand New Cherry Flavor is an American horror drama television limited series created by Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion, based on the novel of the same name by Todd Grimson. The cast includes Rosa Salazar, Catherine Keener, Eric Lange, Manny Jacinto, and Jeff Ward. The series premiered on Netflix on August 14, 2021.[2][3]


Lisa N. Nova (Rosa Salazar) comes to LA dead set on directing her first movie. But when she trusts the wrong person and gets stabbed in the back, everything goes sideways and a dream project turns into a nightmare. This particular nightmare has zombies, hit men, supernatural kittens, and a mysterious tattoo artist who likes to put curses on people. And Lisa's going to have to figure out some secrets from her own past in order to get out alive.

— Netflix's summary of the series[4]

Cast and characters[edit]



Guest stars[edit]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"I Exist"Arkasha StevensonTeleplay by : Lenore Zion & Nick AntoscaAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)
2"Hair of the Dog"Gandja MonteiroMando AlvaradoAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)
3"Roman Candle"Gandja MonteiroChristina HamAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)
4"Tadpole Smoothie"Matt SobelTeleplay by : Nick Antosca & Haley Z. Boston
Story by : Alana B. Lytle & Haley Z. Boston
August 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)
5"Jennifer"Matt SobelLenore Zion & Haley Z. BostonAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)
6"Milk Bath"Jake SchreierMatt FennellAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)
7"Egg"Jake SchreierMando Alvarado & Christina Ham
Lenore Zion & Nick Antosca
August 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)
8"Bodies"Nick AntoscaLenore Zion & Nick AntoscaAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)


On November 15, 2019, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for an 8-episode series. The limited series was created, written and executive produced by Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion. Arkasha Stevenson directed the first episode. Production companies involved with the limited series consists of Eat the Cat and Universal Content Productions.[2] Alongside the series order announcement, it was confirmed that Rosa Salazar, Catherine Keener, Eric Lange, Manny Jacinto, and Jeff Ward had joined the cast.[2] On December 17, 2020, Hannah Levien, Leland Orser, and Patrick Fischler were announced as recurring cast members.[5] Principal photography took place on location in Vancouver and Los Angeles from November 2019 to March 2020.[6] The series was released on August 13, 2021.[3]


Rotten Tomatoes collected 37 reviews and identified 78% of them as positive, with an average rating of 6.9/10. The critics consensus is: "Though definitely not for all tastes, Brand New Cherry Flavor is a delightfully deranged trip anchored by another incredible performance from Rosa Salazar."[7] According to Metacritic, the series received "generally favorable reviews" based on a weighted average score of 62 out of 100 from 13 reviews.[8]


  1. ^ "Jeff Russo Scoring Netflix's 'Brand New Cherry Flavor'". Film Music Reporter. August 11, 2021. Archived from the original on August 12, 2021. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (November 15, 2019). "'Brand New Cherry Flavor' Series Headlined By Rosa Salazar A Go At Netflix; Catherine Keener, Eric Lange, Jeff Ward & Manny Jacinto Co-Star In Horror Adaptation". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 16, 2020. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Cordero, Rosy (July 19, 2021). "Rosa Salazar Goes Dark In Netflix's 'Brand New Cherry Flavor' Teaser Trailer". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 26, 2022. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  4. ^ Maas, Jennifer (July 19, 2021). "'Brand New Cherry Flavor' Series Finally Gets Premiere Date at Netflix – Watch First Teaser Here (Video)". TheWrap. Archived from the original on August 9, 2021. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (December 17, 2020). "'Brand New Cherry Flavor': Hannah Levien, Leland Orser, Patrick Fischler to Recur in Netflix Horror Adaptation". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 18, 2021. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
  6. ^ "Netflix Horror Series 'Brand New Cherry Flavor:' Release Date, Details". TVShowsAce. August 5, 2021. Archived from the original on August 10, 2021. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  7. ^ "Brand New Cherry Flavor: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved September 15, 2022.
  8. ^ "Brand New Cherry Flavor: Season 1". Metacritic. Fandom, Inc. Retrieved August 14, 2021.

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