Netflix has provided us with the official trailer and character posters for limited series Brand New Cherry Flavor, launching on the streaming service on August 13, 2021.
In the eight-episode series, a filmmaker heads to Hollywood in the early ’90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge – and kittens.
Brand New Cherry Flavor stars Rosa Salazar (Undone, Alita Battle Angel), Catherine Keener (Get Out), Eric Lange (Escape at Dannemora), Jeff Ward (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Manny Jacinto (upcoming Top Gun: Maverick), and more.
Nick Antosca (The Act, Channel Zero), through his production banner Eat the Cat, and under his overall deal with UCP (a division of Universal Studio Group), and Lenore Zion (Billions, Channel Zero) serve as executive producers, showrunners and writers.
Lisa Nova (Rosa Salazar) comes to LA dead set on directing her first movie. But when she trusts the wrong person and gets stabbed in the back, everything goes sideways and a dream project turns into a nightmare.
This particular nightmare has zombies, hit men, supernatural kittens, and a mysterious tattoo artist who likes to put curses on people. And Lisa’s going to have to figure out some secrets from her own past in order to get out alive.
The series is based on the novel of the same name by Todd Grimson. The book, which was released in October of 2011 and can be purchased at Amazon, is officially described as follows:
In the world of Hollywood’s panderers, philanderers, has-beens, and sycophants, aspiring screenwriter and director Lisa Nova considers herself a rising star who can transcend the lies, cheating, and hypocrisy for the sake of her art.
When she is coldly betrayed by one leering producer too many, she turns to Boro, the enigmatic leader of a local biker gang, to exact vengeance – and she gets more than she bargained for. It begins with the strange tattoos that appear overnight on her skin like stigmata, followed by the hallucinations of ancient cults of the undead.
Lisa soon finds herself contending with white jaguars and cannibalistic demons rising from the grave, and the lines between dreams and reality quickly dissolve in this surreal and exhilarating blend of satire and the macabre.