added: Wed, May 5th ’21
When a strange cataclysmic event wipes out all electronic devices, people suddenly realize that they have lost the ability to sleep. A single mother must protect her special daughter from a hostile society who are seemingly going mad with extreme sleep deprivation.
Check out the official trailer for Netflix’s new apocalyptic thriller “Awake,” starring Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) as an ex-soldier with a troubled past who must fight to protect her young daughter (played by Ariana Greenblatt, from “Love and Monsters”) as she may be the only person in the world who still has the ability to sleep when the rest of the world are going through various stages of extreme insomnia, including deadly periods of disorientation and hallucinations.
The Netflix thriller also stars Shamier Anderson (Stowaway), Finn Jones (Game of Thrones), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Barry Pepper (Maze Runner), and Lucius Hoyos (Heroes Reborn).
The film is directed and co-written by Canadian filmmaker Mark Raso, who previously made the 2017 Netflix drama “Kodachrome” with Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis, and Elizabeth Olsen.
“Awake” is scheduled to premiere on June 9th on Netflix.
Chaos ensues after a global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep. But Jill (Gina Rodriguez), an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter.
directed by Mark Raso
starring Gina Rodriguez, Ariana Greenblatt, Lucius Hoyos, Shamier Anderson, Finn Jones, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barry Pepper, Frances Fisher, Gil Bellows
release date June 9, 2021 (on Netflix)