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Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Prairie returns home, now in her twenties with her sight restored. While many believe she is a miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.
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Series cast summary:
Brit Marling ...  Prairie Johnson 11 episodes, 2016
Patrick Gibson ...  Steve Winchell 10 episodes, 2016
Brendan Meyer ...  Jesse 9 episodes, 2016
Emory Cohen ...  Homer / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Scott Wilson ...  Abel Johnson 8 episodes, 2016
Phyllis Smith ...  Betty Broderick-Allen / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Alice Krige ...  Nancy Johnson 8 episodes, 2016
Brandon Perea ...  Alfonso 'French' Sosa / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Ian Alexander ...  Buck Vu 8 episodes, 2016
Jason Isaacs ...  Dr. Hunter Aloysius 'Hap' Percy 8 episodes, 2016
Sharon Van Etten ...  Rachel 7 episodes, 2016
Will Brill ...  Scott Brown 6 episodes, 2016
Robert Eli ...  Principal Gilchrist / ... 5 episodes, 2016


Created and written by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij (The East), the latest Netflix original delves into the inexplicable reappearance of Prairie Johnson (Marling). Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Johnson returns home, now in her late 20s and with her sight restored. While many believe she is miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.

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Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital


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Part of the filming for the show was completed at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Orange County, New York. See more »


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I can't get this show out of my head!
30 December 2016 | by jessicaleahanSee all my reviews

A brilliant show by Brit Marling. Definitely worth a watch, and very binge-worthy.

Don't let the questions & confusions get in the way of experiencing this show. It is meant to leave questions & you, the viewer, are expected to interpret it and understand it on your own intuitive level. Why people get so upset when EVERYTHING is not completely explained in a story & wrapped up nicely in a pretty bow. Marling has designed this show to leave you slightly hungry with questions. Sit with it. You really have to Feel & intuit your way through this one and let it culture in your brain for a while after.

The casting is brilliant. Each actor is such a unique, unusual choice, but they all come together against the odds. The choice of Phyllis Smith & Emory Cohen was genius. I cannot fault any casting choice or performance, the stars literally aligned in this series.

I have watched this series twice, back-to-back. I am praying for Season 2 - not to explain all of the questions left and fill in all of the gaps, that is unnecessary, I simply want to see what happens next. Go, watch it now, in a quiet space, by yourself or with open, like-minded individuals. Don't read about it after, people love asking what's real, what's an illusion, why do I feel so confused, please answer this for me....

Just let your own interpretation take precedence & give it all the space it needs to unravel in your own mind.

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