The OA (TV Series 2016– ) Poster

(2016– )


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The series features music from creator Zal Batmanglij's brother; musician, producer and former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij.
Although they came out months apart, Netflix gave The OA and Stranger Things the go-ahead at the same time.
In preparation for her role, Brit Marling befriended a man who went blind at age 19 to tutor her in coping with the day-to-day chores of a typical blind person. The couple would meet in downtown Manhattan and she would spend up to 6 hours per day learning how to clean an apartment, make an omelet, etc. Throughout these sessions Brit would be blindfolded.
Part of the filming for the show was completed at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Orange County, New York.
Steve Winchell, played by Patrick Gibson, uses the name "lost boy" for his snapchat username. The same actor played Curly, one of the lost boys, in the TV mini-series Neverland (2011)
In episode 2, "New Colossus," when Prairie and her parents are taking a family photo, we hear the photographer say, "...Prairie, toward the sound of my voice, honey..." to get her attention. The Sound of My Voice (2011) is the first feature-length film by both Zal Batmanlij and Brit Marling.
This will be Brit Marling's first TV show since Babylon (2014).
When the OA is watching the video of Homer getting paralyzed the lady says Pershing college qb almost brought a championship to Missouri etc. That's actually a video of Kansas st vs Texas. FYI Kansas St is in Manhattan, Kansas.
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The name of the teacher, Elizabeth Broderick-Allen, may be a nod to Matthew Broderick and Alan Ruck who co-starred as teenage boys skipping a day of soil in 80s teen movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In episode 4, "Away," Jesse goes home and watches TV with his sister. They are watching Stranger Things (2016), another Netflix Original series.
Khatun, the lady appears in Prairie's NDEs, spoke original Arabic language.

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