Wednesday, October 18, 2017

YouTube Red Gives Series Order to Drama 'Youth & Consequences' from Anna Akana

YouTube Red has given a series order to high school dramedy Youth & Consequences created by Anna Akana and Jason Ubaldi. The streaming service will launch the series in 2018.

The series stars Akana as Central Rochester High power broker Farrah Cutney, who will stop at nothing to maintain her power as her rivals rise.

The cast also features Sean Grandillo, Katie Sarife, Kara Royster, Sophie Reynolds, Piper Curda and Savannah Jayde.

Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives) will recur as Principal Cowher and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) will guest star as Joel Cutney.

Akana and Ubaldi executive produce with Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, Blair Singer, Tom Spriggs, Jesse Hara and director Wendey Stanzler. The Mark Gordon Company will produce.

"We are thrilled to partner with The Mark Gordon Company, who have created some of the most charismatic and complex characters on television," said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. "Their powerful storytelling, combined with this talented cast, is going to draw viewers into this riveting high school drama as these teens deal with the consequences of their decisions."

"Youth & Consequences is a vivid, captivating series featuring layered characters and storylines that keep audiences guessing," added Gordon. "We are proud to have assembled an incredibly talented and accomplished cast, and to partner with YouTube Red, which will be the ideal platform to bring this project to viewers who will surely identify with its universal theme of navigating the dramatic challenges of high school."