Following today’s earlier casting announcements, Netflix has released the trailers and posters for Ginny and Georgia and Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel.
GINNY AND GEORGIA
Launching on the streaming service on February 24, Ginny and Georgia stars Brianne Howey as Georgia, Antonia Gentry as Ginny, Diesel La Torraca as Austin, Jennifer Robertson as Ellen, Felix Mallard as Marcus, Sara Waisglass as Maxine, Scott Porter as Mayor Paul Randolph, and Raymond Ablack as Joe.
Angsty and awkward fifteen year old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) often feels she doesn’t measure up to her thirty year old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey). Growing up on the move, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they’ve never had… a normal life.
But it’s not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia’s past follows them to threaten her and her family’s fresh start. The series consists of 10 60-minute episodes.
Ginny and Georgia comes from creator and executive producer Sarah Lampert. Debra J. Fisher (Alias, Criminal Minds, Being Mary Jane) is the showrunner and also executive producers along with Jeff Tahler, Jenny Daly, Holly Hines, and Daniel March.
Anya Adams (GLOW, black-ish) directed the first two episodes and the co-executive producer is Elena Blekhter.
“We wanted Ginny & Georgia to be a fun, feel-good ride about women, by women, for everyone; one that depicted a nuanced and complicated mother-daughter relationship, and layered female friendships in a way that isn’t always seen in shows,” said Fisher.
She added: “It’s a show with smart women who are funny and complicated and troubled and intense and have dimension and agency. It has drama, mystery, darkness, humor, and living room dance parties. It’s an entertaining, addictive, juicy ride among the intrigue and suspense. At the core of the series, it’s a great binge escape – especially if you pair it with a nice Cabernet!”
Lampert commented: “We wanted to make a grounded show with real teenagers, real emotions, and honesty. Fifteen-year-old girls go through a lot. Like, a hell of a lot. Something we talked about a lot in the writers’ room is that everyone is fighting a battle that you can’t see.
“And although our characters are flawed we treat them with compassion, which is something the world needs more of right now. We weren’t really interested in labeling our characters ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ or passing judgement on them, but instead wanted to explore their gray areas.
Adams said: “As a young girl, I always wanted to watch a TV show that had a heroine who looked like me and Ginny (Antonia Gentry) was finally THAT GIRL! Her story was compelling and exciting and I wanted to be a part of bringing that to life. The opportunity to be part of creating a coming-of-age series with an all-female creative team that is centered on a mixed-race young woman was ultimately the draw for me.”
CRIME SCENE: THE VANISHING AT THE CECIL HOTEL
Coming to Netflix on February 10, Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is a four-part documentary from Joe Berlinger (Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Paradise Lost).
The first season deconstructs the mythology and mystery surrounding infamous locations in contemporary crime. For nearly a century the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles has been linked to some of the city’s most notorious activity, from untimely deaths to housing serial killers.
In 2013 college student Elisa Lam was staying at the Cecil when she vanished, igniting a media frenzy and mobilizing a global community of internet sleuths eager to solve the case. Lam’s disappearance, the latest chapter in the hotel’s complex history, offers a chilling and captivating lens into one of LA’s most nefarious settings.
Directed by Berlinger, the series was executive produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Joe Berlinger, Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Jon Doran, Jon Kamen, and Ryan Miller. The show is an Imagine Documentaries and RadicalMedia Production in association with Third Eye Motion Picture Company.