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GRAND ARMY (L to R) ALPHONSO ROMERO JONES as JOHN ELLIS and ODLEY JEAN as DOMINIQUE PIERRE in episode 103 of GRAND ARMY . Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020

Netflix Reveals Trailer for NYC Set High School Drama “Grand Army”

The first trailer for Katie Cappiello’s new Netflix series Grand Army is a gripping glimpse at a promising new show. Set in Brooklyn’s largest public school (a fictional behemoth called Grand Army High), and set against a backdrop of America’s many flashpoints, Grand Army looks like the kind of high school drama built for both high school-aged viewers and adults alike. Centered on five students at the school, the trailer is short on plot details but rich with teenage atmospherics and New York-specifics (including great shots of Grand Army Plaza at the northern corner of Prospect Park, in Brooklyn). High school is a dramatic time—high school in New York City is dramatic in a specific, sped-up adulthood kind of way.

The kids are a diverse group struggling with the highs and lows of high school life and the pressures of our current American moment. In one emblematic moment, Leila Kwan (Amalia Yoo) is told by a counselor that she appears happier than the last time they met. “Yeah, well,” Leila smiles painfully, “it’s a disguise.” We hear you, Leila.

Yoo stars alongside Odessa A’zion, Odley Jean, Maliq Johnson, Amir Bageria, Alphonso Jones, Brittany Adebumola, Crystal Nelson, Naiya Ortiz, Brian Altemus, Thelonius “Monk” Serrel-Freed, Anthony Ippolito, Jaden Jordan, Ashley Ganger, Sydney Meyer, Marcela Avelina, August Rosenstein, David Iacono, Lola Blackman, and Keara Graves. Grand Army is based on Cappiello’s 2013 play “Slut.”

Grand Army premieres on October 16. Check out the trailer below:

Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix:

Grand Army tunnels into a generation that’s raging and rising. Five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn take on our chaotic world as they fight to succeed, survive, wild out, break free and seize the future.

GRAND ARMY (L to R) BRITTANY ADEBUMOLA as TAMIKA JONES, ODLEY JEAN as DOMINIQUE PIERRE and NAIYA ORTIZ as SONIA CRUZ in episode 101 of GRAND ARMY. Cr. JASPER SAVAGE/NETFLIX © 2020
GRAND ARMY (L to R) BRITTANY ADEBUMOLA as TAMIKA JONES, ODLEY JEAN as DOMINIQUE PIERRE and NAIYA ORTIZ as SONIA CRUZ in episode 101 of GRAND ARMY. Cr. JASPER SAVAGE/NETFLIX © 2020
GRAND ARMY (L to R) MALIQ JOHNSON as JAYSON JACKSON in episode 106 of GRAND ARMY Cr. JASPER SAVAGE/NETFLIX © 2020
GRAND ARMY (L to R) MALIQ JOHNSON as JAYSON JACKSON in episode 106 of GRAND ARMY Cr. JASPER SAVAGE/NETFLIX © 2020
GRAND ARMY (L to R) ASHLEY GANGER as MEERA PAKAM in episode 105 of GRAND ARMY Image Courtesy of Netflix © 2020
GRAND ARMY (L to R) ASHLEY GANGER as MEERA PAKAM in episode 105 of GRAND ARMY Image Courtesy of Netflix © 2020
GRAND ARMY (L to R) ODLEY JEAN as DOMINIQUE PIERRE in episode 101 of GRAND ARMY . Cr. JASPER SAVAGE/NETFLIX © 2020
GRAND ARMY (L to R) ODLEY JEAN as DOMINIQUE PIERRE in episode 101 of GRAND ARMY . Cr. JASPER SAVAGE/NETFLIX © 2020
GRAND ARMY (L to R) AMALIA YOO as LEILA ZIMMER in episode 101 of GRAND ARMY. Cr. JASPER SAVAGE/NETFLIX © 2020
GRAND ARMY (L to R) AMALIA YOO as LEILA ZIMMER in episode 101 of GRAND ARMY. Cr. JASPER SAVAGE/NETFLIX © 2020
GRAND ARMY (L to R) JADEN JORDAN as OWEN WILLIAMS and MALIQ JOHNSON as JAYSON JACKSON in episode 101 of GRAND ARMY. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020
GRAND ARMY (L to R) JADEN JORDAN as OWEN WILLIAMS and MALIQ JOHNSON as JAYSON JACKSON in episode 101 of GRAND ARMY. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020

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