Executive producers include Daniel Barnes, Zelda Barnes and Ben Barnes, generation He is the new kid on the HBO Max block. The new series may address the real life of the modern teen, from social media to gender and gender identity, however generation There is no EcstasyStar Justice Smith said.
“These are all very different stories,” he said during HBO Max on his CTAM press tour on Wednesday. “We are now in the new zeitgeist where we accurately depict adolescence what life looks like.”
Inspired by Zelda’s high school experiences, generation It is a dark but playful show that follows a group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality tests their deeply held beliefs about life, love, and the nature of family in their conservative society. Daniel Barnes said so like Smith generation It differs from the series created by Sam Levinson in several ways, including its format.
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Unlike Zendaya-starrer or Luca Guadagnino’s We are who we areAnd the generation It features half-hour episodes, which Daniel Barnes said are essential to accurately capture the lives of modern high school students.
He said, “The real beauty and excitement of being able to work in a half-hour format is that there is less pressure on the story and it allows you to let your characters live, breathe and experience.” She wanted Zelda to reflect the actual, sometimes random and weird experience of teens. We wanted to reflect that in storytelling as well. ”
The three HBO Max series might look the same on paper, but actress Chase Sui Wonders said that under the show’s microscopic gaze at the outstanding students as the audience can find a unique story. She also said that the new series adds to HBO Max’s larger role as a platform for new storytelling.
“I think what is boldly selling about the landscapes of these little shows in HBO max is the amazing privacy with which they tell all these stories and how these stereotypes are unlocked,” said Wenders, who plays Riley. “You can see the bottom and the fine details of all these different personalities … Because you only take a microscope on these individuals, it feels like a completely different world and a completely different set of characteristics.”
During the session, which also featured cast members Lukita Maxwell, Nathanya Alexander, Haley Sanchez and Uly Schlesinger, HBO announced that generation The first three episodes will air on March 11th. The additional eight episodes will arrive on the broadcast platform later in the year.
However, even before its premiere date, the new HBO Max series is being criticized for using the corpses of two dead cats in a high school autopsy scene. In a statement to Variety, HBO Max said that the cat remains “were ethically obtained in consultation with American Humane through a biological supply company that works with schools” and that “everyone involved has been informed,” despite Tweets claiming otherwise.
Dunham, who claimed she was not aware of the use of real cats, said she supports the autopsy scene being edited from the show.
generation He is a Lena Dunham executive for Good Thing Going Productions; Daniel, Ben, and Zelda Barnes for We Are Not Brothers Productions; White Char and John Melfi. Marisa Diaz is a producer for Good Thing Going.