The Society Season 1: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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Lord of the Flies meets the Between in the latest Netflix Original teen-drama. We have all the information you’ll need on the impending release of The Society, including the plot, cast, trailer, and the Netflix release date.

The Society is a Netflix Original teen-drama created by Christopher Keyer. The series went into production late 2018, once all of the cast members had been assigned roles. Already The Society has drawn comparisons to another Netflix Original series Between. The Canadian series has still yet to be confirmed for the third season, so with the release of The Society could be seen as the replacement of Between. We’re fully expecting this series to be incredibly popular amongst teenage and young adult subscribers.

What is the plot of The Society?

Upon awakening on what seemed like a normal day, the teenagers of a wealthy town awake to find all of the adults and children have disappeared. Seemingly transported into a town that exists of a perfect replica of their own, they are trapped by the thick and dense forest that surrounds the town’s borders. Without the adults to stop them, the teenager’s party hard and enjoy life without the confines of rules. Without the security of their parents, it’s not long before chaos in the town ensues. As divisions form and friendships break, there was no one to stop them, now there is no one to save them from themselves.

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Who is in the cast of The Society?

The following cast members have been confirmed as being part of the ‘core’ cast:

Role Cast Member Where have I seen/heard them before?
Allie Kathryn Newton Detective Pikachu | Blockers| Big Little Lies
Cassandra Rachel Keller Legion | Fargo | Supernatural
Becca Gideon Adlon Blockers | The Mustang | Skin in the Game
Will Jacques Colimon Everybody Wants Some!! | Endless Light | When We Burn Out
Elle Olivia DeJonge The Visit | The Sisterhood of Night | Better Watch Out
Harry Alex Fitzalan Slender Man | The Get | Life Series
Kelly Kristine Froseth Apostle | Sierra Burgess Is a Loser | Let the Right One In
Gordie Jose Julian A Better Life | Murder in the Woods | Shameless
Helena Natasha Liu Bordizzo Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny | Hotel Mumbai | Detective Chinatown 2
Luke Alex MacNicoll Transparent | Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison | McFarland
Grizz Jack Mulhern *Debuting in The Society*
Bean Salena Qureshi The Brave | Madam Secretary | All These Small Moments
Lexie Grace Victoria Cox Under the Dome | Twin Peaks | Manson’s Lost Girls
Sam Sean Berdy Switched at Birth | The Sandlot Kids 2 | Drunk History
Campbell Toby Wallace Dark Frontier | Neighbours | Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS

Some may recognize lead actress Kathryn Newton from the most recent Detective Pikachu film. The film is yet to be released but you can still catch her in the trailer.

Fans of the FOX series Legion will also recognize Rachel Keller in the role of Cassandra. Rachel plays the role of Sydney Barrett in Legion.

Comparisons to Between and The Lord of the Flies

The Society isn’t based on a novel or book but comparisons can be made between that of the series Between and the novel The Lord of the Flies.


Between and The Society both have a very similar plot. Most notably that all the adults of the town have died/disappeared and the community left behind now belongs to the teenagers. Without the guidance of the adults’ chaos ensues. The teenagers of their respective towns are most notably driven by their hormonal urges and are forced to become a community albeit a divided and hostile one.

Lord of the Flies

Arguably the very beginning of the ‘Child Society’ stories could be credited to the 1954 novel The Lord of the Flies by author William Golding. For those unaware of the plot of the Lord of the Flies, here is a brief synopsis:

A group of young British schoolboys is the only survivors after their plane crashes in a remote region of the Pacific Ocean. Soon the boys form a functioning society, with a defacto group of leaders organizing the survival and laws of their little society. Thanks to the isolation of the island and fear of a monster within it, some of the boys soon regress into a primitive like state forming their own tribe. With their society split it’s not long before the hostilities between the two tribes come to a violent confrontation.

From the synopsis above you can expect where the story of The Society may lead. Divisions amongst the teenagers will be sown as different factions will believe in different ways of survival.

How is the subscriber anticipation for The Society?

Are there any photos of The Society Season 1?


How many episodes will Season 1 of The Society have?

Like many other Netflix Original titles, the first season of The Society will have 10 episodes.

What is the run time of The Society episodes?

Each episode has an estimated run time of one hour.

Is there a trailer for The Society?

With the release date, imminent Netflix has released a trailer for The Society. Suffice to say it looks pretty damn chaotic!

When is the release date for The Society Season 1?

It has been confirmed that the first season of The Society will arrive on Netflix on May 10th, 2019. The series drops on a Friday, so just in time for the weekend!

Are you looking forward to the release of The Society? Let us know in the comments below.

The Society Season 1: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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