Hello, welcome to Shape-Shifters Anonymous
One cool thing it would be great to be able to do, would be to shape-shift. To just transform into someone else for the day - you know, all the usual Freaky Friday frolics: get an entirely new outlook of the world, go to someone else work and call their boss a buffoon, shout up in meetings when you really shouldn’t, eat everyone’s ‘special food’ in the office fridge. Lots of fun to be had.
Netflix have realised this, and so they’ve made a whole show about it. About shape-shifting, not getting people sacked (although whether or not this happens at any point during the show is unsubstantiated). The show is called The Innocents (potentially the 1,234th TV show or movie called this) and it hits the streaming service on August 24.
Watch the first trailer for Netflix’s The Innocents below:
The show stars one of the world’s most underrated actors, Guy Pearce, as well as Sorcha Groundsell and Percelle Ascott (further cementing Mandem On The Wall’s unexpected conquering of Hollywood). According to Netflix, the full synopsis is thus:
“When teenagers Harry and June run away from their repressive families to be together, they’re derailed by an extraordinary discovery - June’s ability to shape-shift. As the star-crossed lovers struggle to control this strange new power, a mysterious professor reveals that June is not alone: there are more shifters out there like her, and he promises to cure June and reunite her with the mother who deserted her three years ago.
“But as their journey becomes increasingly fraught with danger, Harry and June’s love for each other is tested to breaking point and they’re faced with a choice: keep their innocent dream alive, or embrace that their lives have changed and risk everything.”
Ooooh, a love story but with a sci-fi twist - that’s your favourite, isn’t it? A sexy romance with people vibrating their cheeks until they turn into someone else. Love it.