Light as a Feather (TV series)

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Light as a Feather
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GenreSupernatural thriller
Created byR. Lee Fleming, Jr.
Based onLight as a Feather, Stiff as a Board
by Zoe Aarsen
Starring
Composer(s)Pieter Schlosser
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes18 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Scott Levine
Cinematography
  • Ben Hardwicke
  • Zach Salsman
Editor(s)
  • Emily Mendez
  • Brian Barr
  • Matthew Diezel
  • Sean Brown
Running time22–25 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkHulu
Original releaseOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12) –
present (present)

Light as a Feather is an American supernatural thriller web television series, based on the book of the same name by Zoe Aarsen, that premiered on October 12, 2018, on Hulu. The series was created by R. Lee Fleming, Jr. and stars Liana Liberato, Haley Ramm, Ajiona Alexus, Brianne Tju, Peyton List, Jordan Rodrigues, Dylan Sprayberry, Brent Rivera, Dorian Brown Pham, Robyn Lively, Katelyn Nacon, Kira Kosarin, Froy Gutierrez, Adriyan Rae, and Alex Wassabi. On July 26, 2019, the first part of the second season, consisting of eight episodes, premiered on Hulu.[1]

Premise[edit]

Light as a Feather follows "five teen girls as they deal with the supernatural fallout stemming from an innocent game of 'Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board'. When the girls start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, the survivors must figure out why they're being targeted — and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own."[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Liana Liberato as McKenna Brady, a shy and popular high school senior and child of divorce who used to date Henry before his disappearance and now dates Trey. Liberato also portrays Jennie Brady, Mckenna's late twin sister, in a recurring role. McKenna is now under the influence of the game and struggles to overcome the curse.
  • Haley Ramm as Violet Simmons, a new student at school who recently moved to town with a mysterious secret. She is now free from the game’s curse and is dating Isaac.
  • Brianne Tju as Alex Portnoy, a popular tomboy and dancer at school who is a lesbian and is dating Peri, while being a cursed player.
  • Ajiona Alexus as Candace Preston (season 1), a popular girl at school
  • Peyton List as Olivia Richmond (season 1), the wealthy leader of the popular girls at school, Henry's younger sister, and Isaac's former girlfriend.
  • Jordan Rodrigues as Trey Emory, McKenna's next door neighbor and a former member of Sammi’s band who dated McKenna and later Sammi. He is a new cursed player.
  • Dylan Sprayberry as Henry Richmond, an athletic college student and Olivia's older brother who dated McKenna before he disappeared for unknown reasons
  • Brent Rivera as Issac Salcedo, a popular high school senior and Candace's and Olivia’s former boyfriend. He later dates Violet and is a cursed player.
  • Dorian Brown Pham (season 1) and Robyn Lively (season 2–present), as Deb Brady, McKenna and Jennie's mother
  • Katelyn Nacon as Sammi Karras (season 2–present), leader and singer of a band, Trey’s ex-girlfriend, and one of the new cursed players. Her fate is changed when Trey rescues her.
  • Kira Kosarin as Nadia Abrams (season 2), an inquisitive barista and one of the new cursed players.
  • Froy Gutierrez as Ridge Reyes (season 2), a high school student who is not good with girls, especially Alex, and is one of the new cursed players.
  • Adriyan Rae as Peri (season 2–present), Alex’s love interest and a college student who is now a new cursed player
  • Alex Wassabi as Luke Chiba (season 2–present), a high school student who needs to perform community service

Recurring[edit]

  • Chachi Gonzales as Noreen Listerman
  • Shelley Robertson as Gloria Preston
  • Amaris Davidson as Coach Faholtz
  • Robert Rusler as Mr. Morris
  • Nancy Linehan Charles as Judith
  • Timi Prulhiere as Mrs. Regan
  • Andrew Tinpo Lee as Nick Portnoy
  • Harley Graham as Lena Regan
  • Alan and Alex Stokes (season 2)
  • Alisa Allapach as April Portnoy (season 2)
  • Brooke Star as Lisa Salcedo (season 2)

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110October 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
216[3]8[3]July 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)[3]
8[3]October 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)[4]

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"...Stiff as a Board"Alexis OstranderR. Lee Fleming Jr.October 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
22"...Pretty as a Picture"Alexis OstranderR. Lee Fleming Jr.October 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
33"...Dead as a Doornail"Chad LoweEileen ShimOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
44"...Dark as the Night"Chad LoweSeth M. SherwoodOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
55"...Mad as a Hatter"Jeffrey W. ByrdMichael ReiszOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
66"...Troubled as the Tide"Jeffrey W. ByrdSeth M. SherwoodOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
77"...Right as Rain"Geary McLeodEileen ShimOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
88"...Cold as Ice"Geary McLeodSeth M. Sherwood & Sarah FioriOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
99"...Innocent as a Lamb"Alexis OstranderR. Lee Fleming Jr. & Seth M. SherwoodOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
1010"...Slippery as an Eel"Alexis OstranderR. Lee Fleming Jr.October 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [4]
Part 1
111"...Lost as Eden"Joanna KernsR. Lee Fleming Jr.July 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)
122"...Free as a Bird"Joanna KernsEileen ShimJuly 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)
133"...Sly as a Fox"Geary McLeodSeth M. SherwoodJuly 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)
144"...Sick as a Dog"Geary McLeodWilliam H. BrownJuly 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)
155"...Silent as the Night"Shiri ApplebyPornsak PichetshoteJuly 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)
166"...Pale as Death"Shiri ApplebySuzanne KeillyJuly 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)
177"...Guilty as Sin"Amanda RowEileen ShimJuly 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)
188"...White as a Ghost"Amanda RowSeth M. SherwoodJuly 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On October 8, 2017, it was announced that Hulu had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series was created by Lee Fleming Jr. and is based on the book Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board by Zoe Aarsen. Fleming Jr. is also expected to executive produce alongside Jordan Levin, Shelley Zimmerman, Joe Davola and Brett Bouttier, Aron Levitz, Eric Lehrman, Kelsey Grammer, Tom Russo, Brian Sher, and Stella Bulochnikov. Kailey Marsh is set to act as co-executive producer. Production companies involved with the series include AwesomenessTV, Wattpad, and Grammnet Productions.[2][5] On June 4, 2018, it was announced that Alexis Ostrander would direct the first two episodes and serve as a co-executive producer for the series.[6] On August 13, 2018, it was announced that the series would premiere on October 12, 2018.[7] On February 5, 2019, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season consisting of sixteen episodes and is set to premiere on July 26, 2019.[8][1]

Casting[edit]

On June 4, 2018, it was announced that Liana Liberato, Haley Ramm, Ajiona Alexus, Brianne Tju, Peyton List, Dylan Sprayberry, Jordan Rodrigues, Brent Rivera, and Dorian Brown Pham had been cast in the series' main roles.[6] On February 5, 2019, it was confirmed that Liberato, Ramm, and Tju would return for the second season.[8] On April 3, 2019, it was confirmed that Rodrigues, Sprayberry, and Rivera would return for the second season. On April 3, 2019, it was also announced that Katelyn Nacon, Kira Kosarin, Froy Gutierrez, Adriyan Rae, Alex Wassabi, Alisa Allapach, Robyn Lively, and Alan and Alex Stokes have joined the cast for the second season.[9]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the series began on June 4, 2018 and ended on July 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.[6][10]

Reception[edit]

The series has been met with a mixed to negative response from critics upon its premiere. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 44% approval rating with critics with an average rating of 4.75 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Refs
2019 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series Liana Liberato Nominated [12]
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series Brianne Tju Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Digital Drama Series Light as a Feather Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Digital Drama Series Light as a Feather Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Petski, Denise (26 April 2019). "'Light As A Feather' Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Hulu". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (8 May 2018). "Hulu Orders Light As A Feather Horror Series From Wattpad, AwesomenessTV & Kelsey Grammer's Grammnet". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d TV News Desk (26 April 2019). "VIDEO: LIGHT AS A FEATHER Season 2 to Premiere July 26 on Hulu". Broadway World. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Light as a Feather – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  5. ^ Iannucci, Rebecca (8 May 2018). "Hulu Hands Series Order to Horror Adaptation Light as a Feather". TVLine. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Pedersen, Erik (4 June 2018). "'Light As A Feather' Cast Set: Liana Liberato, Haley Ramm, Peyton List, Others Join Hulu & AwesomenessTV Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  7. ^ Chmielewski, Dawn C. (13 August 2018). "Hulu Sets Premiere Dates For 'Light As A Feather', Season 2 Of 'Marvel's Runaways'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  8. ^ a b Petski, Denise (5 February 2019). "'Light As A Feather' Renewed For Season 2 By Hulu". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  9. ^ "'The Walking Dead' Alum Katelyn Nacon Among 9 New Cast Members for 'Light as a Feather' Season 2". the wrap. Reid Nakamura. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  10. ^ Ramm, Haley (31 July 2018). "As I watch..." Instagram. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Light as a Feather: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  12. ^ Pedersen, Erik (20 March 2019). "Daytime Emmy Nominations: 'Days Of Our Lives' Leads Programs & CBS Tops Networks". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 25 June 2019.

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