In the wake of Steven Spielberg’s newest movie Ready Player One (2018) comes a brand new Netflix collection set within the backdrop of a digital universe. Called Kiss Me First, the psychological thriller takes place in a darkish, ominous world the place fully-immersive digital actuality is the norm.

Mashed-up with dwell motion and computer-generated digital world sequences, Kiss Me First tells the story of Leila, a VR addict who stumbles throughout a hidden space in her favourite recreation. There she meets Tess, a chaotic one that out of the blue injects herself into Leila’s bodily world too.

You may bear in mind the collection’ viral advert marketing campaign from a couple of weeks in the past, which publicly commercialized the ‘AzanaBand’ haptic gadget, even going as far as to ship a working prototype to YouTubers Hat Films. Yeah, it was only a wi-fi shock collar, nevertheless it actually bought the Internet’s consideration.

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The first episode, entitled ‘She Did Something’, aired April 2nd on the UK’s Channel 4, and is quickly to premier on Netflix internationally. Kiss Me First was created by Bryan Elsley, co-creator of hit UK teen drama collection Skins.

Here’s a short description from the Channel 4 itemizing:

Bryan Elsley’s (Skins, Dates) Kiss Me First is an progressive thriller which mixes dwell motion with beautiful state-of-the-art computer-generated digital world sequences in a TV drama first.

Based on Lottie Moggach’s debut novel, Kiss Me First strikes between the actual and digital animated worlds. When Leila (Tallulah Haddon, Taboo, The Living and the Dead) stumbles throughout Red Pill, a secret paradise, hidden on the perimeters of her favorite recreation, she meets Tess (Simona Brown, The Night Manager). Tess is all the things that Leila shouldn’t be: hedonistic, impulsive and insatiable. So when Tess turns up in Leila’s actual life uninvited, Leila’s world is perpetually modified. But then a member of the group mysteriously disappears and Leila begins to suspect that possibly the hidden sanctuary isn’t the digital Eden its creator Adrian claims it to be. Now, Leila’s actual journey begins.

Kiss Me First is produced by Kindle Entertainment and Balloon Entertainment.

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