When it comes to YA adaptations, if there is one place we trust with them, it would have to be Netflix. The YA book I Am Not Okay With This is set for an adaption with the streaming giant and they have tapped Sophia Lillis (Sharp Objects) to star.
Now, if we’re being completely honest, I haven’t read the book yet, but I am intrigued.
Lillis will play Sydney, who is described as awkward and smart with a dry, witty, sardonic sense of humor. Though Sydney views herself as painfully average, she is far from it, as she discovers she has telekinetic powers which may prove to be problematic.
Wyat Oleff, Sofia Bryant and Kathleen Rose Perkins will all join the cast as series regulars.
Who will they all play? According to Variety, “Oleff will play Stanley Barber, Sydney’s neighbor and the polar opposite of a jock, Bryant will Dina, Sydney’s effervescent, happy, pretty, loud and funny, badass best friend, and Rose Perkins will Maggie, Sydney’s mother who works long hours at the local diner and has been raising her two kids on her own since the death of her husband.”
The adaptation is an eight part limited series on Netflix. “The End of the F***ing World” creator Jonathan Entwistle will be directing.
Have you read the book? What are your thoughts?