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Netflix Reveals Teaser, Sets Release Date For Everything Sucks!

Netflix is mining nostalgia appeal in the date announcement teaser for its newest original series, Everything Sucks!

Created by writers Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan, Everything Sucks! is a half-hour dramedy set in an Oregon high school in 1996, centering on two groups of misfits—the A/V club and the drama club. 

The teaser sets the tone of the series, focusing on a lot of 90s-era "remember when?" material while panning down a typical bored, distracted classroom. 

"Some of our favorite shows of all time—The Wonder Years, Happy Days, That 70s Show, Freaks and Geeks—looked back at bygone eras with 20 years of hindsight," Jones and Mohan said to Deadline when the series was first ordered. "We think this is a great time to take a look back at high school and relive the fashion, music, and attitudes of the mid-90's the way we remember it. Not sensationalized, not watered down; but desperate, heartfelt, awkward, and exciting."

The new series is set to star Peyton Kennedy and Jahi Winston as students Kate and Luke, with Patch Darragh and Claudine Nako starring as each student's parents. Also appearing in the show will be Sydney Sweeney, Elijah Stevenson, Quinn Liebling, and Rio Mangini.

Jones previously wrote the screenplays for the movies Like Crazy, Breathe In, and Newness, with Mohan writing the script for Save the Date. According to Deadline, a majority of the episodes of the series will be directed by Mohan, with Nobody Walks and Before I Fall director Ry Russo-Young also taking turns behind the camera.

Everything Sucks! has been ordered for a first season run of 10 episodes, all of which are slated for release on Netflix on February 16.