Netflix orders I Am Not Okay With This adaptation
Based on the Charles Forsman graphic novel, I Am Not Okay With This is a coming of age story about a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school, all the while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken from deep within her.
The Amazon description for the graphic novel reads: “Sydney seems like a normal 15-year-old freshman. She hangs out underneath the bleachers, listens to music in her friend’s car, and gets into arguments with her annoying little brother — but she also has a few secrets she’s only shared in her diary. Like how she’s in love with her best friend Dina, the bizarreness of her father’s death, and those painful telekinetic powers that keep popping up at the most inopportune times. In this collection of the self-published minicomic series, Forsman expertly channels the teenage ethos in a style that evokes classic comic strips while telling a powerful story about the intense, and sometimes violent, tug of war between trauma and control.”
The eight-episode series was co-created by director Entwistle and writer Christy Hall. Entwistle and Hall will executive produce alongside Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen. Josh Barry will produce for 21 Laps.