Cruel Summer: all about the psychological thriller coming to Prime Video

Mystery, tension and teen drama: these are the ingredients of Cruel Summer, the new Amazon Original series. Here are all the details about plot, cast and release date in Italy.

The psychological thriller genre is one of the most popular among the streaming audience and now Amazon seems to want to focus on this genre. In fact, it has just announced the arrival of the new original TV series titled Cruel Summer, which will mark the summer of Prime Video.

The content has already achieved a huge success in the United States, where it is broadcast by the channel Freeform. At the center of the plot we find two girls, a disappearance and above all a mystery to be clarified. The subtitle of the series, in fact, is quite cryptic "The truth is as you want to see it" and leaves open many questions: it will be the audience to connect the dots, episode after episode, and get to the solution. Mystery, action, thriller but also teen drama. The stories interpreted by teenagers are among the most popular and also in this case will talk, not only of mysteries, but of dramas experienced by the world of teenagers. In short, there are all the ingredients for success. All that remains is to wait for the release on Amazon Prime Video in Italy.

TV series Cruel Summer: the plot

Cruel Summer is created by Bert V. Royal and produced by the independent Entertainment One (eOne) and Iron Ocean Productions. But also stand out Michelle Purple and the American actress Jessica Biel in the role of executive producer. The series is signed Amazon Original and will be broadcast Italy on Prime Video.

The plot is set in the 1990s within a small village in Texas, Skylin. The story takes place during the summers from 1993 to 1995. Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt), the most popular girl in school, suddenly disappears under mysterious conditions. Janette Turner (Chiara Aurelia), seemingly uninvolved in the affair, takes her place: from a shy and awkward young woman, she turns into a resourceful young woman, beloved and on the hunt for popularity.

Kate reappears and accuses Janette of witnessing her kidnapping but not reporting it. Thus, Janette becomes the most despised person in America. So, friends, classmates, families and acquaintances will have to choose who to believe between the two as the lawsuits unfold.

In the cast, alongside Olivia Holt and Chiara Aurelia, who play Kate and Janette respectively, are: Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee, Brooklyn Sudano and Sarah Drew. Max Winkler is the director and executive producer of the first episode.

Cruel Summer: when will the TV series be released in Italy

The first season of Cruel Summer is composed of 10 episodes, each is told by alternating the points of view of the various characters. The TV series will be available in Italy from August 6, you can watch it on Amazon Prime Video.

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