|Created by||John Griffin|
|Opening theme||"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" by the Pixies|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Production locations||Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Running time||45–59 minutes|
|Release||February 20, 2022 –|
In April 2022, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on April 23, 2023. In June 2023, the series was renewed for a third season set to premiere in 2024.
In a nightmarish town in Middle America that traps those who enter, unwilling residents strive to stay alive and search for a way out, plagued by terrifying nocturnal creatures from the surrounding forest and secrets hidden in the town.
Cast and characters
- Harold Perrineau as Boyd Stevens, the self-appointed sheriff and de-facto mayor of the Township who is estranged from his son Ellis. He is an Army veteran of the Iraq War. His wife Abby was killed during their time in the town and buried there.
- Catalina Sandino Moreno as Tabitha Matthews, Jim's wife and Julie and Ethan's mother, who together are new arrivals to the town. She chooses to live in the Township with her husband and son and is still mourning the recent loss of her youngest child, Thomas.
- Eion Bailey as Jim Matthews, Tabitha's husband and Julie and Ethan's father, who lives in the Township with his wife and son. He works with Jade to find a way to escape the town and contact the outside world.
- David Alpay as Jade Herrera, a wealthy software developer who arrives at the town on the same day as the Matthews family. Despite his intelligence, he is arrogant and abrasive to the Township residents and struggles with his new circumstances.
- Elizabeth Saunders as Donna Raines, the leader of the residents at Colony House, who live separate from the Township
- Shaun Majumder as Father Khatri (season 1; guest season 2), the Township's priest and voice of reason in the community
- Scott McCord as Victor, a peculiar Colony House resident who has been trapped in the town since he was young. Eli Arsenault portrays Victor as a child.
- Ricky He as Kenny Liu, Boyd's deputy and right-hand man who lives with his aging parents in the Township
- Chloe Van Landschoot as Kristi Miller, the Township's doctor and a former paramedic who was separated from her fiancee when she became trapped in the town
- Pegah Ghafoori as Fatima Hassan, Ellis' girlfriend and one of the Colony House residents
- Corteon Moore as Ellis Stevens, Boyd's son who lives estranged from his father at Colony House
- Hannah Cheramy as Julie Matthews, Jim and Tabitha's teenage daughter and Ethan's older sister who chooses to live at Colony House where she befriends Ellis and Fatima
- Simon Webster as Ethan Matthews, Jim and Tabitha's young son and Julie's younger brother who lives with his parents in the Township
- Avery Konrad as Sara Myers, Nathan's sister who works at the Township's diner. She suffers from frequent hallucinations that command her to kill other residents of the Township.
- Paul Zinno as Nathan Myers (season 1), Sara's brother who lives in the Township and tends to the farm animals
- Elizabeth Moy as Tian-Chen Liu, Kenny's mother and Bing-Qian's wife who runs the diner in the Township
- Deborah Grover as Tillie (season 2), an aging carefree woman and one of the bus passengers
- Angela Moore as Bakta (season 2), a bus driver who unknowingly brings many new arrivals to the town
- Kaelen Ohm as Marielle (season 2), Kristi's fiancee, a pediatric nurse, and one of the bus passengers
- A.J. Simmons as Randall (season 2), a volatile man who is quick to anger and one of the bus passengers
- Nathan D. Simmons as Elgin (season 2), one of the bus passengers who had prophetic dreams of the town prior to his arrival
- Reid Price as Tom (season 1; guest season 2), the Township's friendly bartender
- Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks as Trudy (season 1), Ellis and Fatima's friend and one of the Colony House residents
- Vox Smith as the Boy in White (season 1; guest season 2), a mysterious child-like figure that only a select number of the townspeople have seen. This includes Ethan, Sara, Victor, and Tabitha.
- Katerina Bakolias as Clara, a superstitious Colony House resident
- Cliff Saunders as Dale, an antagonistic Colony House resident
- Jamie McGuire as the Smiley Creature (seasons 1–2), one of the creatures involved in the massacre at Colony House and the first creature to be killed by the townspeople. He is notable for the giant grin constantly present on his face.
- Matthias Fenez as Matthias (season 2), the doorman for Colony House
- Zach Faye as Reggie (season 2), a resident of the Township whose wife, Paula, was mysteriously killed in her sleep
- Simon Sinn as Bing-Qian Liu, Kenny's father and Tian-Chen's husband who suffers from dementia and lives in the Township with a collection of recipe books
- Bob Mann as Frank Pratt (season 1), a resident of the Township whose wife and daughter were killed the night before the Matthews family arrived at the town
- Colby Conrad as Tobey McCray (season 1), Jade's friend, who arrives with him at the town on the same day as the Matthews family
- Jessica Barry as Gina (season 1), a resident of the Township who helps care for Bing-Qian
- Christopher Hayes as Kevin (season 1), a Colony House resident who falls in love with one of the creatures
- Lisa Ryder as Abby Stevens, Boyd's wife, Ellis' mother and a former U.S. Marine
- Robert Verlaque as Martin (season 2), a strange elderly man who is found by Boyd chained to a wall
- Seamus Patterson as Brick (season 2), one of the bus passengers who has claustrophobia
- Phoebe Rex as Kelly (season 2), one of the bus passengers who goes missing with her boyfriend after arriving in the town
- Taras Lesiuk as Brian (season 2), one of the bus passengers and Kelly's boyfriend
|First aired||Last aired||Network|
|1||10||February 20, 2022||April 10, 2022||Epix|
|2||10||April 23, 2023||June 25, 2023||MGM+|
Season 1 (2022)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"Long Day's Journey Into Night"||Jack Bender||John Griffin||February 20, 2022|
|On a cross-country drive in their RV, the Matthews family – consisting of parents Jim and Tabitha and children Julie and Ethan – encounter a fallen tree blocking the road, forcing them to take a detour into a small town. The local sheriff, Boyd, instructs them to follow the tree road through town. As the Matthews continue driving, they find themselves repeatedly looping back into town, until they encounter another car that runs them off the road, causing the RV to flip and crash. Fearing nightfall, the townspeople arrive to help, bringing the passengers of the other car, Tobey, and Jade, back to town, while Boyd and the town doctor, Kristi, stay in the overturned RV with Jim to help Ethan, who is immobile due to a serious leg wound. In a hurry to find shelter, the car driven by deputy Kenny runs over a spike strip left on the road originally for the RV, prompting Kenny, Tabitha, Julie, town priest, Father Khatri, Jade and Boyd's estranged son, Ellis, to run for the "Colony House" on foot before dark. Back in the RV, as night falls, strangers slowly approach the vehicle and surround it.|
|2||2||"The Way Things Are Now"||Jack Bender||John Griffin||February 20, 2022|
|The group barely makes it to the Colony House, where they are let in by the leader, Donna, just as the strangers surround them. As per their protocol, Tabitha, Julie and the unconscious Jade are separated and confined for their safety. In the RV, Kristi, Boyd, and Jim stabilize Ethan, while the strangers surround the vehicle. Simultaneously, Boyd and Donna explain to Jim and Tabitha the situation in the town: the surrounding woods are full of intelligent, shape-shifting creatures that kill for sport. All the town residents are people who arrived at the town and became trapped, with the earliest surviving resident being a strange man named Victor. Boyd had discovered mysterious talismans that, when placed inside an enclosed structure, act as a shield from the monsters. At the clinic, Sara is commanded by the voices to kill Tobey and open the door; the monsters enter and brutally kill everyone, including Kenny's elderly father. Morning arrives and Boyd and Kristi bring Jim and Ethan to the town, while Kenny discovers the carnage at the clinic and grieves. In the Colony House, Ethan looks out of a window and sees a mysterious boy in white.|
|3||3||"Choosing Day"||Jack Bender||John Griffin||February 20, 2022|
|After Jade regains consciousness, Donna explains the situation. In disbelief, he assumes the town is an escape room arranged by the deceased Tobey. Father Khatri leads Jim and Tabitha on a tour of the town, explaining that they will undergo a local ritual called the "Choosing Day" where they decide if they will stay in a private home in the town proper or communally in the Colony House. Passing by a strange structure in the middle of town, Khatri explains that the town's only form of punishment is the "Box", where the culprit is confined overnight and left exposed to the monsters. This punishment, never having taken place before, is reserved for Frank, a drunkard whose negligence resulted in the deaths of his wife and daughter. Boyd attempts to spare Frank but he refuses. At the Choosing Day for Jade and the Matthews family, Julie chooses the Colony House after her family picks Frank's former residence, while Jade causes a scene and is brought to Tobey's grave. Kenny brings Jade to stay at his house while Julie and the rest of the Matthews family settle in separately to their new homes. Frank is killed in the Box by the monsters.|
|4||4||"A Rock and a Farway"||Jack Bender||Javier Grillo-Marxuach||February 27, 2022|
|In the distant past, Victor – as a child – sees the corpses of many residents. The boy in white appears and invites him to play on a roundabout. In the present, Ethan matches the boy in white he saw to a drawing made by Victor. Kenny shows Jade that the town has no fixed physical location. As they are speaking, a radio emits static, and Jade carries it off. At the Colony House, Julie begins to have regrets when she learns that the residents share everything and live communally. Julie angrily confronts Tabitha about Jim and Tabitha's impending divorce due to the death of their baby, Thomas. Tabitha returns home and argues with Jim. Victor takes Ethan away to search for the boy in white. In the woods, Victor shows Ethan a tree with an opening in it – he demonstrates by throwing a rock in the tree that objects within are teleported to another random physical space. Searching for Ethan, Jim and Tabitha are surrounded by wild dogs, but Victor scares them off with a pistol. At the diner, a hallucination encourages Sara to murder Ethan, and she has a seizure. Victor digs a set of graves outside the Colony House.|
|5||5||"Silhouettes"||Brad Turner||Vivian Lee||March 6, 2022|
|Sara recovers at the clinic. Boyd begins to suspect that the town can cause some kind of physical reaction due to Sara's and Ethan's seizures; he reveals to Kristi developing tremors in his left hand. Seeking a second opinion, Sara questions if Kristi would do "one bad thing" for the whole town to go home, Kristi responds affirmatively as she has an abandoned fiancée. Independently, Jade and Jim begin to ask questions and think about the possibility that they died in the crash and are in purgatory. Sara locks Tabitha up in a barn and prepares to murder Ethan – Nathan arrives and stops her, having come clean to Father Khatri but in the struggle, Sara inadvertently kills Nathan when she accidentally slashes his throat with the blade she was going to use to kill Ethan.|
|6||6||"Book 74"||Brad Turner||John Griffin||March 13, 2022|
|Holding Sara captive in a cellar, Khatri explains to her that the modern Bible is composed of 73 books and his theory that the townspeople are being tested by God, their current situation formulating a new, 74th book. The voices prove their existence by reminding Khatri of a bag he buried when he first arrived. Boyd explains to Kenny his plan to venture out into the woods with a talisman to try to find a way to civilization; Kenny rejects this plan as a suicide attempt. Boyd confesses to Kenny that he is suffering from an extremely rare case of early-onset Parkinson's. Jade and Jim fix the radio with scavenged car parts, but it only receives static. Jade hallucinates a Civil War-era soldier chasing him. He also sees a strange symbol in a tree. When Kenny's mother Tian-Chen notices, she shows him a discarded notebook with similar drawings. Returning home, Jim finds Tabitha digging a hole in the basement to find where the electricity power lines lead. At the Colony House, a resident named Kevin is shown to have a budding relationship with one of the monsters.|
|7||7||"All Good Things"||Jennifer Liao||Vivian Lee and John Griffin||March 20, 2022|
|Khatri tells Boyd about Sara and the voices. He proposes that he and Sara accompany Boyd on his trek into the woods. Jim suggests building a proper radio tower using nearly all the resources in the town while he and Tabitha begin a serious excavation in the basement. Jade finds a photograph in the discarded notebook and Tian-Chen points out a child Victor in it. At the Colony House, the residents celebrate the first anniversary of Fatima's arrival in the town; during the party Fatima kisses another resident, causing both Ellis and Julie to become jealous. Kevin opens a window to let his "friend" monster in; it eviscerates him and leaves the window open for others. Monsters swarm inside and kill many of the inhabitants while others escape in a van. Ellis and Fatima survive by barricading themselves in the Colony House foyer with a talisman, while Victor and Julie flee into the woods following the boy in white. Victor instructs Julie to get inside the "faraway" tree, and she is transported to a root cellar. The van arrives at the sheriff's station; while Boyd and Khatri are letting the Colony House residents in, a monster kills Khatri.|
|8||8||"Broken Windows, Open Doors"||Jennifer Liao||Javier Grillo-Marxuach and John Griffin||March 27, 2022|
|Boyd, his wife Abby, and Ellis are shown arriving in the town just minutes before nightfall. They meet Khatri, who leads them to a concealed cellar with Donna and other residents. The next day, Khatri and Donna explain the situation of the village, and Boyd takes up leadership to help the townspeople survive. Boyd begins organizing the town's resources and forages in the woods, where he inexplicably finds livestock – as he takes on increasing responsibility, he neglects Abby and her mental health declines. During a scavenging run, Boyd gets lost in the woods overnight. Taking refuge inside a cave while surrounded by monsters, he discovers the talismans and their protective effect. When he returns to town the next morning, Abby has opened fire indiscriminately on the townspeople, convinced she is trapped in a nightmare. When she prepares to shoot Ellis, Boyd shoots and kills her to save his son's life. In the present, Boyd and Ellis reconcile over the death of Abby. Boyd and Sara venture into the woods and Kenny is made the new sheriff. Kenny, Donna and Jim explain the plan to build the radio tower to the other townspeople.|
|9||9||"Into The Woods"||Jeff Renfroe||John Griffin||April 3, 2022|
|Boyd and Sara reach the cave where he first found the talismans and set it up as a point of reference. Traveling further than any townspeople had ever gone, they find a tree with small bottles dangling from the branches, and Sara has another seizure. In town, the people continue to build the Colony House radio tower but lack a power supply. Tian-Chen then gives Jade the idea to use the electricity from the town's houses. When Sara wakes up, the two are in a tent and Boyd shows Sara that the bottles had scraps of paper in them with one from 1864. Sara explains that this time, the voice was a female voice she had never heard before that instructed her to tell Boyd his plan was a mistake and there are worse things in the forest than the monsters. Sara then addresses Boyd by a nickname Abby used before the tent is attacked by an unseen force. When the assault ceases, the tent is lit up from the outside and the two hear a loud horn.|
|10||10||"Oh, the Places We'll Go"||Jeff Renfroe||John Griffin||April 10, 2022|
|The townspeople gather as much wiring as they can to power the radio tower. Ellis proposes to Fatima, and she accepts; Kenny makes an advance on Kristi, but she rejects him because she is already engaged. Boyd and Sara leave the tent to discover they are in an area of forest covered by spiderwebs. Boyd is bitten by spiders when he approaches what he believes to be a cocooned Abby. Boyd becomes delirious from the spider bites, but Sara convinces him to persevere. The townspeople get the radio tower working as a storm approaches. Jim reaches someone on the radio, but the threatening voice addresses him by name and warns him that Tabitha should not be digging. As Jim races home, the hole in the basement collapses and Tabitha falls into a cave where she is unexpectedly met by Victor. Victor warns Tabitha that the underground is where the monsters sleep. Boyd and Sara see that the light and horn originate from a lighthouse. The boy in white instructs Sara to enter a nearby "faraway" tree. Sara pushes Boyd into the tree and he is transported into a shaft where he is trapped. At the diner, a bus arrives in town.|
Season 2 (2023)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|11||1||"Strangers in a Strange Land"||Jack Bender||Story by : John Griffin & Jeff Pinkner|
Teleplay by : John Griffin
|April 23, 2023|
|A passenger on a bus warns of danger, prompting residents to corral passengers and fortify a nearby building. Donna tries to convince the bus driver of the danger, but when the driver tries to leave, she shoots out a tire on the bus, causing some passengers to flee. Jade explains the importance of symbols in a journal to Ethan. Jim, Tom, and two passengers try to rescue Tabitha in a hole, but the house caves in and traps them. Victor and Tabitha explore tunnels and find a forest, narrowly escaping when the creatures inside wake up. With the help of an unseen stranger, Boyd climbs out of the mineshaft. He discovers the stranger is a ragged man chained to wall. The man asks Boyd to kill him.|
|12||2||"The Kindness of Strangers"||Jack Bender||Story by : John Griffin & Jeff Pinkner|
Teleplay by : John Griffin
|April 30, 2023|
|Boyd refuses to kill the man, whose name is Martin, and tries to free him instead. Martin warns Boyd that the creatures in the forest are only the "tip of the spear". Boyd sees a music box on the ground which starts playing on its own. Martin suddenly grabs Boyd by the arm and transfers some sort of worm-like parasites to him before dying. Boyd then finds himself back in the forest. Meanwhile Kristi tries to reconnect with Mari, her girlfriend and one of the passengers on the bus. At night, while Donna forces most of the bus passengers to shelter at the diner, the creatures hunt down and kill anyone outside, including Tom who is trapped under the collapsed house, while Jim watches on in horror. Boyd makes his way out of the forest and meets up with Victor and Tabitha, who have taken shelter in an old trailer.|
|13||3||"Tether"||Alexandra La Roche||Story by : John Griffin & Jeff Pinkner|
Teleplay by : John Griffin
|May 7, 2023|
|14||4||"This Way Gone"||Alexandra La Roche||Story by : John Griffin & Jeff Pinkner|
Teleplay by : John Griffin
|May 14, 2023|
|15||5||"Lullaby"||Jack Bender||John Griffin & Vivian Lee||May 21, 2023|
|16||6||"Pas de Deux"||Jack Bender||Story by : John Griffin & Jeff Pinkner|
Teleplay by : John Griffin
|May 28, 2023|
|17||7||"Belly of the Beast"||Brad Turner||Story by : John Griffin & Jeff Pinkner|
Teleplay by : John Griffin
|June 4, 2023|
|18||8||"Forest for the Trees"||Brad Turner||John Griffin & Vivian Lee||June 11, 2023|
|19||9||"Ball of Magic Fire"||Jack Bender||Story by : John Griffin & Jeff Pinkner|
Teleplay by : John Griffin
|June 18, 2023|
|20||10||"Once Upon a Time?"||Jack Bender||John Griffin & Jeff Pinkner||June 25, 2023|
|Donna recovers Randall, who is alive but in a coma like Julie and Mari. Sara tells Boyd that he accidentally released the entity responsible for all of this and that he has to destroy the music box. He, Sara, and Kenny try to find the box in the forest but only find ruins. Ellis and a pregnant Fatima get married, and Boyd is inspired by a remark Ellis makes about finding light in the darkness. He takes a torch which he recovered from his encounter with Martin and returns to the ruins in the forest. After lighting the torch, he finds himself back in the prison where he sees Julie, Mari, and Randall chained up and being tortured by an unseen force. He goes to destroy the music box, but sees a vision of Abby who tells him that fighting this entity is pointless and will only prolong everyone's suffering. Boyd refuses to listen and destroys the music box, causing the three prisoners to awake from their comas and seemingly ending the immediate threat to the town. Meanwhile Jade searches the tunnels - now seemingly devoid of the creatures - and sees a vision of seven ghastly children lying on stone beds and chanting at an opening in the ceiling which matches the symbol he's been seeing. Victor takes Tabitha to a tree which transports her to the tower, where she believes the ghastly children are being kept prisoner. After climbing to the top of the tower, she is met by the Boy in White who apologizes and explains this is the only way before shoving Tabitha out a window. Tabitha awakens in a hospital, where a doctor tells her she was found on the side of a trail by hikers three days earlier. A stunned Tabitha realizes she's escaped to the outside world.|
On June 7, 2018, YouTube Red announced the development of the John Griffin–created series as part of an overall deal between production companies Midnight Radio and the Russo brothers' AGBO. By April 2021, the series was transferred to Epix after YouTube Red, now YouTube Premium, moved into unscripted programming. The project received an order of ten episodes, with Jack Bender to direct the first four. In May 2021, Harold Perrineau, Eion Bailey and Catalina Sandino Moreno were cast in lead roles. In July, Shaun Majumder, Elizabeth Saunders, Avery Konrad, Hannah Cheramy, Ricky He, Simon Webster, Chloe Van Landschoot and Pegah Gahfoori joined the cast.
First season filming began in the last week of May 2021 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with principal photography around Beaver Bank and Sackville River, in the suburban community of Lower Sackville. The opening theme song, "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)", was performed by the Pixies; Chris Tilton composed the music score.
On June 29, 2023, MGM+ ordered a third season that is set to premiere in 2024.
The series premiered in the US on Epix on February 20, 2022. In Australia, it was distributed by Stan. In the UK, it is broadcast on Sky Sci-Fi In Canada, it is available to stream on Paramount+.
The series has received positive reviews for its story. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 96% of 24 reviews are positive. The website's critical consensus reads, "Ably anchored by Harold Perrineau, From is an intriguing journey toward a mysterious destination." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 63 out of 100 based on seven critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Awards and nominations
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Nominee(s)||Result||Ref.|
|Saturn Awards||October 25, 2022||Best Actor in a Network or Cable Television Series||Harold Perrineau||Nominated|||
|Best Horror Television Series: Network/Cable||From||Nominated|
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