The Innocents Season 1: Everything you need to know

The Innocents – Picture Copyright Netflix

The Innocents is due out on Netflix soon and we’re going to take you through everything you need to know about the upcoming sci-fi series releasing on Netflix on August 24th including trailers, casting, rumours and more.

So what exactly is “The Innocents” and what is it all about? Its premise is focused on two teens who run away from their mysterious origins possessing abilities. The teenagers are called Harry and June and while Harry’s abilities aren’t yet widely known, Junes are.

June has the ability to shapeshift into others as we see her do numerous times throughout the trailer. This ability is also possed by her mother so look forward to comprehensive flashbacks throughout the series.

All the while she’s being hunted by a doctor who’s played by Guy Pearce.

Guy Pearce in The Innocents

How many episodes?

There have been confirmed to be eight episodes. This is a slight break from Netflix’s normal orders of 10 to 13 episodes.

When and Where is “The Innocents” launching?

The Innocents will be available on Netflix around the world as its a full Netflix Original.

It’ll land on Netflix around the same time as other Netflix Originals. For those on the west coast of America, you’ll be able to watch at 12 am on Friday, those on the East Coast at 4 AM. For those in the United Kingdom and Europe, you’ll be able to watch from 8 AM on Friday morning. Australia will have to wait until around 7 PM in the evening.

Who stars in The Innocents?

Cast and creators of The Innocents

The headline roles for The Innocents are played by Sorcha Groundsell, Percelele Ascott and Guy Pearce. Sorcha will be playing June who is known for her time on the show Clique. Percelle plays Harry who appeared in the Netflix Original series Pompidou as well as appearing in Wizards vs Aliens. Guy Pearce is the veteran of the cast having appeared in Memento, LA Confidential, The Rover and Knockout.

The other main character featured predominantly throughout the trailers is Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson who plays Steinar.

Other recurring cast members include Laura Birn, Sam Hazeldine, Arther Hughes, Nadine Marshall, Lise Rison Olsen and Ingunn Beat Oyen.

Trailers for The Innocents

There have been several trailer releases including the most recent one that is the most revealing about the show. The trailers released so far includes two show trailers and one featurette where the cast talks about their characters. Here’s every trailer released so far (in order of release).

Official Poster for Season 1 of The Innocents

Other Show Notes

  • The show is predominantly filmed in England and Norway
  • The production company behind the show is New Pictures who have produced British shows such as The Missing, Catherine the Great, Requiem and Rellik.
  • Carly Paradis is providing the soundtrack. Her previous works includes Line of Duty, Moon, True Detective and Homeland.

What’s Similar to “The Innocents”

If you’re looking as to what this show is similar too then may we draw your attention to the 2017 release, The OA. Both shows share a similar kind of mystery and provide excellent moody atmospheres in a sci-fi supernatural setting. You should definitely give that show a watch if you haven’t already and check out everything we know about season 2.

You can add The Innocents to your Netflix queue right now by visiting its official Netflix page.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.