Hulu is coming up with a new psychological thriller series that is certainly going to give us some nightmares. The Clearing revolves around a terrifying cult and how a woman is on a mission to stop the kidnapping and coercion of children by the cult.
The woman also has to face her inner demons and dark past along the way. Hulu has now unveiled a teaser trailer for the show, which is as spooky as it can get. Continue reading to watch the teaser and know the premiere date of the series.
The Clearing Teaser Gathers a Nightmarish Cult
The teaser shows Miranda Otto as the leader of the cult who is inducting new children into the group. The blonde-haired kids almost look identical to each other and are taken away from their families. Meanwhile, there are reports of abduction on television and a police investigation around the case.
Teresa Palmer is seen as a frantic woman who is struggling with her past but decided to go against the cult to protect the children. The Clearing will be an eight-episode series. The show will premiere on Hulu on May 24 with two episodes, and will then follow a weekly schedule releasing new episodes every Wednesday.
The Show is Based on J.P. Pomare’s Novel
The Hulu series is based on J.P. Pomare’s best-selling crime novel In The Clearing. The author said revealed that he drew inspiration for the story from ‘The Family,’ a cult active in Australia in the 1960s.
“This story was heavily inspired by ‘The Family’ cult which was active in Victoria from the sixties to the nineties. I was fascinated by the fact it is one of the only well-known cults to be founded by a woman, and also the deep ties the cult had to the medical and academic world in Australia,” Pomare said in an interview.
The synopsis for the show reads, “The Clearing is an eight-part psychological thriller based on the best-selling crime thriller ‘In The Clearing’ by author J.P. Pomare, inspired by the darkness of real-life cults in Australia and around the world. The series burrows under the skin and inside the mind, blurring the lines between past and present, reality and nightmare in a truly unnerving way.”
The show is written and created by Elise McCredie along with Australian playwright Matt Cameron. Osamah Sami has served as a co-writer. Lambs of God director Jeffrey Walker and Seriously Red director Gracie Otto have helmed the project.
The Clearing Features an Ensemble Cast
Apart from Teresa Palmer and Miranda Otto, the show stars Guy Pearce (known for Iron Man 3 and Mare of Easttown), Claudia Karvan (The Secret Life of Us and Bump), and Mark Coles-Smith (Savage River and Last Cab to Darwin).
The cast also includes Gary Sweet, Hazem Shammas, Lily La Torre, Anna Lise Phillips, Ras-Samuel Welda’abzgi, Alicia Gardiner, Jeremy Blewitt, Xavier Samuel, Miah Madden, Matt Okine, Harry Greenwood, Doris Younane, Kate Mulvany, and Julia Savage.
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