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This is the new Netflix series I’m most excited about right now

Published Aug 1st, 2020 9:01AM EDT
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  • There are 60 new Netflix series and movies coming to the world’s biggest streamer during the month of August, including the high-octane thriller Project Power starring Jaime Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as well as Lucifer season 5.
  • Also coming to Netflix in August is a new original series called Teenage Bounty Hunters.
  • The story presents two teenaged fraternal twins who navigate the normal demands of growing up, including high school and relationship drama, along with being, as the title notes, bounty hunters who track down all kinds of baddies.

The coronavirus pandemic notwithstanding, 2020 has continued to be an insanely busy year for Netflix, with the streamer keeping up its usual release cadence that involves launching several dozen new Netflix series and movies from one month to the next. Indeed, the month of August alone will see the streamer give subscribers 60 new original shows and movies to enjoy — and one of those has already shot to the top of my must-watch list for next month.

Teenage Bounty Hunters is about two fraternal twin sisters learning to navigate the normal drama of high school, relationships, and growing up — while also working as ass-kicking bounty hunters. Netflix has released the trailer, which you can check out below, ahead of the August 14 premiere of the series, which is giving off strong Veronica Mars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer vibes.

From Netflix: “Rebelling against their buttoned-up Southern community, sixteen-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling (Maddie Phillips) and Blair (Anjelica Bette Fellini) Wesley team up with veteran bounty hunter Bowser Jenkins (Kadeem Hardison) for an over-the-top adventure as they dive into the world of bail skipping baddies and suburban secrets while trying to navigate high school drama — love, sex, and study hall.”

Teenage Bounty Hunters was created by Kathleen Jordan, who also wrote and co-executive produced the show. Executive producers for the 10-episode series include Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann, Robert Sudduth, and Blake McCormick, with the first episode directed and executive-produced by Jesse Peretz.

The trailer alone hooked me into adding this to my watchlist. It’s got a mix of teenage sauciness, mixed with action, the normal quirks associated with growing up, and improbable heroines reminiscent of something like Buffy, which garnered a generation of passionate fans for a show that was a lot more ambitious than the campy vampires and assorted gruesome monsters would lead you to believe.

“We are really nailing this work life balance,” one of the two Teenage Bounty Hunter leads jokes in the trailer. “Why do we even complain so much? It’s super easy to have it all.”

Needless to say, I’m not alone in being excited for this series. Already, it’s attracted plenty of chatter online from other subscribers eager to check it out:

Andy Meek Trending News Editor

Andy Meek is a reporter based in Memphis who has covered media, entertainment, and culture for over 20 years. His work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Financial Times, and he’s written for BGR since 2015. Andy's coverage includes technology and entertainment, and he has a particular interest in all things streaming.

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