Netflix Slates 90s-Set Dramedy


Netflix has ordered Everything Sucks!, a 90s-set dramedy about two groups of high school misfits, for launch in 2018.

Everything Sucks! follows an A/V club and a Drama club in 1996 Oregon. The cast includes Peyton Kennedy, Jahi Winston, Patch Darragh, Claudine Nako, Sydney Sweeney, Elijah Stevenson, Quinn Liebling and Rio Mangini. The 10×30-minute show is created by Ben York Jones (Like Crazy, Newness) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date, Pink Grapefruit), who will exec produce. Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec from Midnight Radio will also serve as executive producers.

Said Jones and Mohan, “Some of our favorite shows of all time—The Wonder Years, Happy Days, That 70s Show, Freaks and Geeks—looked back at bygone eras with 20 years of hindsight. We think this is a great time to take a look back at high school and relive the fashion, music and attitudes of the mid-’90s the way we remember it. Not sensationalized, not watered down; but desperate, heartfelt, awkward and exciting.”

“We’re looking forward to spending some time back in the ’90s,” said Cindy Holland, VP of original content for Netflix. “Whether you were in A/V, drama, sports or band, we think everyone will find something to relate to in this coming of age story about the one thing that sucks above everything else—high school.”