Charlie tweeted that he was “beyond thrilled” that the actors had been cast for the series, which he co-wrote with Lost co-creator Jeffrey Lieber.
The sci-fi drama series, titled Don’t Look Deeper, is set for release on 6 April 2020 on upcoming mobile streaming platform Quibi.
Feels totally unreal to finally share this. These are the actual humans who are going to be in a thing I wrote. Beyond thrilled. https://t.co/2OQ8ocYTpG
— Charlie McDonnell (@coollike) June 12, 2019
Don’t Look Deeper is set in the US in Merced, California, fifteen minutes into the future, and centers on a high school senior who can’t seem to shake the feeling that something about her just isn’t right. She’s not human, not one of us. This revelation sets in motion a series of events that suddenly puts her entire life in jeopardy.
A whole host of YouTube creators have congratulated Charlie on the casting news:
CHARLIE!!!!!!!!! THIS IS INCREDIBLE !!!!!
— Leena Norms (@leenanorms) June 12, 2019
EMILY MORTIMER!!! CHARLIE!!! AHHH!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! PROUD!!!
— Daniel J. Layton (@DanielJLayton) June 12, 2019
— Hank (💚🦆) Green (@hankgreen) June 12, 2019
The series is a co-production between New Form and 30 Ninjas, and Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke will be directing.
Quibi (or “Quick Bites”) is a venture from former Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman. The mobile streaming service will feature shows split into 7-10 minute long episodes.