- Film & TV
- 18 Jan 23
The eagerly-awaited new comedy series will be streaming on Disney+ from January 25th.
A new trailer released by Disney+ gives a first look at new UK original comedy series Extraordinary, from the producers of hit thriller TV show Killing Eve.
Written by Emma Moran and directed by Toby McDonald, Jennifer Sheridan, and Nadria Amrani; the series follows the life of 25-year-old, socially awkward and self-aware Jen.
Played by rising actress Máiréad Tyers, Jen lives in a world where everybody gets their superpower after their 18th birthday, while remaining powerless with a lost sense of self.
“What do you say you greatest weakness is?” an interviewer asks the protagonist.
“Crippling insecurity, selfish, lazy, I lack ambition, argumentative, jealous, I only wash my hands if there’s someone else in the bathroom - I don’t know I just told you that,” Jen replies.
She's accompanied in her endeavour to discover her power by Carrie, Sofia Oxenham, and Kash, Bilal Hasna, while navigating complex life events, like applying to a job or interacting with her non-committal hookup, Luke, played by EastEnders and Emmerdale star Ned Porteous.
"I haven't got a power yet. I'm not, like, terminal," Jen jokes.
Also in Extraordinary is Derry Girl's Siobhan McSweeney playing Jen’s mum, Mary, Desmond's Robbie Gee, playing Jen’s stepdad, Ian, and The Origin's Safia Oakley-Green as Jen’s half-sister, Andy. Physical comedian and actor Luke Rollason from Jack, plays Jizzlord.
The released first look, opening scene of episode two 'Magic Bullets,' showcases the trio's dynamic as Carrie and Kash convince Jen into trying a new way to trigger her powers into manifesting in the form of a misguided Google search and an intolerably spicy meal. When it goes wrong, she navigates an unfortunately awkward encounter with casual hook-up Luke.
Extraordinary begins streaming on Disney+ on January 25th.
Watch the first look and new trailer below.