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The OA 

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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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Cast

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
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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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This is a dream but you're wide awake. See more »


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

Was originally conceived as a film instead of a series. See more »

Quotes

Prairie Johnson: When I say it out loud it all falls apart
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1 January 2017 | by kathleenivySee all my reviews

I binge watched all 8 episodes, and am now reviewing them more slowly. Another reviewer stated that this series is slow and boring ... well, not to me. This show gives a lot of interesting insight into questions like what is madness, what is sanity, what happens to the psychology of people when they are trapped in impossible circumstances of all kinds, when are emotions helpful when are they harmful? There is a lot more I am thinking about, but I do not want to accidentally want to include a spoiler. I could see a second season but it stands alone well too. The psychology of the "parents" and the "adults" is as interesting as any other part of the story. They show different kinds of traps, differing ways of being a prisoner and differing ways of breaking free.There is a lot of psychology and philosophy being explored in this series. Lots of referential material to quite a few cultures. The many subtexts are every bit as intriguing as the main text.


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