How well do you really know someone? That’s what Netflix is trying to answer in the first official teaser for it’s new miniseries Clickbait.
To answer that question, Adrian Grenier (Entourage, Devil Wears Prada) plays family man Nick Brewer who’s secret may or may not be revealed after he is kidnapped. His capture is broadcast on outline and if 5 million people tune in, he dies.
Joining Grenier is Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick, The Plot Against America), Betty Gabriel (Get Out, Defending Jacob) Phoenix Raei, Elizabeth Alexander, Abraham Lim, Jessie Collins, Ian Meadows, Steve Mouzakis, and Daniel Henshall. The American-Australian production was produced by Tony Ayres (The Slap), Brad Anderson (The Sinner) and David Heyman (Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, Harry Potter, Gravity).
The official synopsis is as follows.
Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier) is a loving father, husband, and brother, who one day suddenly and mysteriously disappears. A video appears on the internet of the badly beaten Nick holding a card that says “I abuse women. At 5 million views, I die”. Is this a threat or confession? Or both? As his sister (Zoe Kazan) and wife (Betty Gabriel) rush to find and save him, they uncover a side of Nick they didn’t know existed. An eight-episode limited series told from revolving points of view, Clickbait is a compelling, high stakes thriller that explores the ways in which our most dangerous and uncontrolled impulses are fueled in the age of social media, revealing the ever-widening fractures we find between our virtual and real-life personas
Clickbait hits Netflix August 25.