The Innocents (TV series)

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The Innocents
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Genre
Created by
  • Simon Duric
  • Hania Elkington
Starring
Composer(s)Carly Paradis
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Chris Croucher
Production location(s)
CinematographyDavid Procter
Editor(s)Matthew Cannings
Running time45–55 minutes
Production company(s)New Pictures
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original release24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) – present
External links
Website

The Innocents (stylised as The Innøcents) is a British supernatural television series created by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric. The series premiered on 24 August 2018 on Netflix.[1]

Premise[edit]

Two teenagers, June and Harry, run away together. However, June starts displaying abilities that throw them down a dangerous path.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Sorcha Groundsell as June McDaniel, a shifter
  • Percelle Ascott as Harry Polk, June's love interest
  • Sam Hazeldine as John McDaniel, June's stern, overprotective step-father
  • Nadine Marshall as Christine Polk, Harry's mother, a police officer
  • Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Steinar, Halvorson's troubled, right-hand-man.
  • Laura Birn as Elena Askeland, June's mother, a shifter, who struggles to control her power.
  • Ingunn Beate Øyen as Runa Gundersen, Halvorson's wife as well as patient, who is suffering from the early onset of dementia.
  • Arthur Hughes as Ryan McDaniel, June's crippled older brother
  • Guy Pearce as Bendik "Ben" Halvorson, a man who treats people with supernatural, shapeshifting abilities, known as "shifters", at Sanctum.

Recurring[edit]

  • Jason Done as DCI Doug Squirries, Christine's boss whom she is at odds with.
  • Lise Risom Olsen as Sigrid Vollen, a patient of Halvorson who can now control her shifting abilities.
  • Philip Wright as Lewis Polk, Harry's father, who was left mentally handicapped as a result of Elena shifting into him and then directly into another body.
  • Abigail Hardingham as Kam, also known as Freya Gundersen, a shifter whom June and Harry come into contact with. The daughter of Runa, she fled from Sanctum when she was younger.
  • Trond Fausa as Alf, a private investigator and high school friend of Steinar, who agrees to help Steinar locate and capture June until things get out of control.
  • Andrew Koji as Andrew, Kam's boyfriend.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"The Start of Us"Farren BlackburnHania Elkington24 August 2018 (2018-08-24)
Teenagers June (Sorcha Groundsell) and Harry (Percelle Ascott) skip town together, seeking escape from their troubled home lives. Just as they start a new life on the road, they are confronted by Steinar (Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson), a dangerous man claiming to be sent by June's missing mother, and events take a terrifying turn.
2"Keep Calm, Come to No Harm"Farren BlackburnSimon Duric24 August 2018 (2018-08-24)
June and Harry try to make sense of her remarkable but terrifying power, and head to London to escape various forces trying to track them down. Harry's mother Christine (Nadine Marshall) and June's adoptive father John (Sam Hazeldine) join forces to find their children. In remote Scandinavia, June's mother Elena (Laura Birn) is subject to Dr Halvorson's (Guy Pearce) terrifying experiments in hope of curing her shifting.
3"Bubblegum & Bleach"Farren BlackburnHania Elkington24 August 2018 (2018-08-24)
Homeless in the capital, June and Harry befriend Shane (Andrew-Lee Potts), a friendly stranger who employs them to sell drugs on the London club circuit. However, June experiences another terrifying shift which leaves both the teens spinning. Steinar begins trailing John and Ryan (Arthur Hughes) when they arrive in the city.
4"Deborah"Farren BlackburnHania Elkington24 August 2018 (2018-08-24)
June shifts into a pregnant nurse, Deborah (Clare Calbraith), just as John, Ryan and Steinar close in on her. Tensions rise at Sanctum when Runa (Ingunn Beate Øyen) discovers that Elena wants to stay with Halvorson permanently.
5"Passionate Amateur"Jamie DonoughueSimon Duric, Hania Elkington & Stacey Gregg24 August 2018 (2018-08-24)
The runaways are contacted by Kam (Abigail Hardingham), an alluring shifter living in London, but whilst June is enthralled by her, Harry soon feels outcast. Christine realises that the McDaniels are connected to the 'Pennines Five', an unsolved case that had a catastrophic impact on Harry's father Lewis (Philip Wright).
6"Not the Only Freak in Town"Jamie DonoughueCorinna Faith24 August 2018 (2018-08-24)
Harry returns to the Pennines, where Christine exposes John McDaniels' guilt over Lewis' catatonia. Kam's behaviour pushes June into Halvorson's grasp, and she agrees to travel to Sanctum with him. Steinar is cut off by Halvorson, but he takes action when he encounters a face from his past.
7"Will You Take Me Too?"Farren BlackburnHania Elkington24 August 2018 (2018-08-24)
June and Halvorson journey to Norway, but June's reunion with her mother has potentially devastating consequences. Harry and John are close on their heels, but receive a hostile welcome from the women at Sanctum. Christine and DCI Squirries (Jason Done) track Harry to Bergen, while Steinar also makes his way to the fjords for an almighty showdown.
8"Everything. Anything."Farren BlackburnSimon Duric24 August 2018 (2018-08-24)
Halvorson takes action to stop Harry from taking June away from Sanctum. Steinar's arrival sets off a devastating chain of events, and Harry and June risk everything to be together.

Production[edit]

The series was ordered by Netflix in August 2017.[2] In February 2018, the series title was announced, alongside the news that the series will be shot mainly in England (mostly shot in Skipton) and Norway.[3] Carly Paradis composes music for the series.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Petski, Denise (18 April 2018). "'The Innocents' Gets Premiere Date On Netflix; First-Look Trailer For British Teen Supernatural Drama". Deadline. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (14 August 2017). "Netflix Picks Up Supernatural Teen Series". Deadline. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  3. ^ Sandberg, Bryn Elise (15 February 2018). "Netflix Picks Up Supernatural Teen Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. ^ Paradis, Carly [@carlyparadis] (30 April 2018). "Incredible team today in the booth @AIRStudios recording my score to upcoming #Netflix #TheInnocents series with the stunning @LCOrchestra Thank you everyone! X @OlgaFitzRoy @fionatron @TheAWFC" (Tweet). Retrieved 8 May 2018 – via Twitter.

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