Watch the Trailer for Brit Marling's New Netflix Series, 'The OA'

Watch the Trailer for Brit Marling's New Netflix Series, 'The OA'

Will this be the streaming service's next sci-fi hit?

Will this be the streaming service's next sci-fi hit?

Text: William Defebaugh

If there's anyone who knows their way around a sci-fi drama, it's Brit Marling, mastermind behind critically-acclaimed indie flicks Another Earth (2011) and I Origins (2014). Now, Netflix has announced a surprise new original series penned by the 33-year-old writer and actress, titled The OA.

The eight-part series, co-written by Zal Batmanglij, follows Marling as a blind girl named Prairie Johnson who returns home after seven years, having mysteriously vanished as a child. The series also stars Emory Cohen (Brooklyn), Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead), and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter).

Watch the cryptic trailer for the series before it becomes available for streaming Friday, December 16.

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