Kiss Me First: Netflix drops full-length trailer for sci-fi series


Netflix has released a full-length trailer for their new sci-fi series Kiss Me First, reports Slash Film.

Kiss Me First follows Leila (Tallulah Haddon), a 17-year-old who becomes addicted to the virtual reality game Azana, playing through her avatar Shadowfax.

Haddon describes her character as “quite honest, intense, and she doesn’t give a f*ck.

“Leila lacks role models, she is isolated and has been neglected by the systems.”

In the game, she meets the cool and confident Tess (Simona Brown), and they become friends in real life as well as in Azana.

However, after Tess disappears, Leila is drawn into the dark side of the game trying to find out exactly what has happened to her.

The series is based on a novel of the same name by Lottie Mogach, and has been brought to the small screen by Bryan Elsey (Skins), acting as writer and executive producer.

In an interview with Channel 4, Elsey describes Kiss Me First as:

"…the story of two friends who meet each other on the internet, and one of them gradually becomes aware that a cult is secretly in operation, in the deep background, hidden in the corner of a computer game.So Leila […] takes it upon herself to crush and defeat the cult leader, who is this mysterious character, Adrian. But not before she’s been on a journey of growth and empowerment that binds her ever closer to her new friend, Tess."

Misha Manson-Smith directed the series. Speaking to Channel 4 about the creation of Kiss Me First, he said:

"Opportunities to experiment like this don’t come around that often, so when they do, you really have to go for it.I’m proud we managed to create something so personal and particular and I hope there’s an audience that responds the same way we did."

The series was originally shown on Channel 4 in the UK, with Netflix holding the international broadcast rights.

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Matthew Beard, George Jovanovic, Freddie Stewart, Misha Butler, Haruka Abe, and Samuel Bottomley also star.

Kiss Me First will premiere on Netflix on June 29 for a six-episode run.