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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
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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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16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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In season one, episode two, "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. See more »

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Prairie Johnson: When I say it out loud it all falls apart
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Strange Things are Happening at Netflix
16 December 2016 | by tetonrocksSee all my reviews

The OA is a delightfully odd TV series -- a show that is built for binge-watching. No, it's not at all like Netflix' Stranger Things, and comparisons shouldn't be made. Actually, The OA is a series that's more akin to Sense 8 -- although that's not a fair comparison either.

The OA is an oddity unto itself, one that draws the viewer in and doesn't let go easily. I'm not commenting on plot or characters, since any description may be too much of a spoiler. However, I will happily report that The OA is a story about storytelling. The cast is very good, and Brit Marling is outstanding -- both as actress and storyteller.

Netflix didn't do too much to promote The OA, but I'm glad it found it. And, I'm even happier that so many strange things seem to be coming from Netflix lately.


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