The trailer for Netflix’s Clickbait could be exactly what it looks like …or it could be the total opposite. It’s hard to tell right now, particularly because they clearly don’t want us to know. One thing we do know, though, is that the entire vibe of the thing is very YOU. That’s probably intention, and it makes me hope it’s not just that. Can someone be better than we expect, for once?
Not if the very leading synopsis is to be believed:
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.
Here’s the poster for the series:
You can check out the trailer below, and then come discuss with us what you think about what they’re trying to get us to believe. Too easy or just right?
Father. Brother. Husband. Liar? Who is Nick Brewer really?
When family man Nick Brewer is abducted in a crime with a sinister online twist, those closest to him race to uncover who is behind it and why.
Are we the only ones hoping Nick doesn’t turn out to be that bad? Or do you want him to be the villain of his own story? Share with us in the comments below!
Clickbait will be available on Netflix August 25th.