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New Netflix series ‘Social Distance’ explores ‘living apart, together’

The remotely-shot anthology series Social Distance is set to have viewers entertained as we reflect on the difficulties of social distancing. 

Last week, Netflix released the trailer for the original eight-episode series. The series explores everything 2020 was about — from “you’re muted” in Zoom calls to connecting with friends and family over FaceTime and other group call apps during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inspired by the months-long pandemic lockdown living, the series — from Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan — tasked cast members with filming themselves from home, while director Diego Velasco (also from Orange is the New Black fame) helmed the episodes remotely.

The series also has a look at the Black Lives Matter protests that took the United States by storm. 

‘Social Distance’ in a Netflix nutshell

The synopsis on Netflix reads: 

“Filmed in isolation, this narrative anthology series features both dark and funny takes on how people strive to stay connected while staying apart.”

The creators of the show said in a statement that they were passionate about finding a connection as the whole world social distances.

“We’ve been inspired to create an anthology series that tells stories about the current moment we are living through – the unique, personal deeply human stories that illustrate how we are living apart, together.”

By the look of the trailer, the show will be realistic as we can all relate to the troubles of internet connections and muted audio throughout the couple of months we were in lockdown. The show aims to make people feel connected to one another and some might even miss lockdown after watching the show!

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Watch the official Netflix trailer of ‘Social Distance’ here:

The cast of ‘Social Distance’, grouped by episode:

  • Danielle Brooks with real-life mother LaRita Brooks and brother DJ Brooks; Marsha Stephanie Blake (This Is Us, When They See Us) with real-life daughter Rocco Luna; and Isabella Ferreira (Love, Victor).
  • Guillermo Diaz; Oscar Nunez (The Office); Daphne Rubin-Vega (In the Heights) with real-life husband Tom Costanzo and son Luca Costanzo; Miguel Sandoval (Station 19); Camila Perez (Gotham); and Olli Haaskivi (Manifest).
  • Mike Colter; Okieriete Onaodowan (Hamilton); real-life spouses Heather Burns (Bored to Death) and Ajay Naidu (Office Space); Shakira Barrera (GLOW); Steven Weber (Wings) with real-life son Jack Hohnen-Weber; Helena Howard (Don’t Look Back).
  • Asante Blackk with real-life father Ayize Ma’at; and Lovie Simone (The Craft).
  • Max Jenkins (Dead to Me); Brian Jordan Alvarez (Will & Grace); Peter Vack (Love Life); and Rana Roy (Life Sentence).
  • Peter Scanavino with real-life son Leo Bai-Scanavino; Ali Ahn (The Path); Tami Sagher (Orange Is the New Black); Barbara Rosenblat (Orange Is the New Black); Michael Mulheren (Rescue Me).
  • Real-life spouses Becky Ann Baker (Girls) and Dylan Baker (The Good Wife);  Sunita Mani (GLOW); and real-life spouses Raymond Anthony Thomas (The Hoop Life) and Marcia Debonis (Orange Is the New Black).
  • Lachlan Watson (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina); David Iacono (Grand Army); Will Meyers (The Village); Niles Fitch (This Is Us); Ava Demary (FBI); and Kylie Liya Page.
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Social Distance will premiere on Netfllix from 15 October. 

Social Distance is not the only show that has been shot remotely. Another example is MTV’s Catfish: The TV Show in which the hosts assist everyday people in finding their internet loves. 

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