How well do you actually know someone? Even if the person is your spouse, sibling, or best friend, do you really know all the dirty secrets that person has? Probably not. That’s the issue at the center of the new Netflix series, “Clickbait.”
As seen in the teaser trailer for “Clickbait,” the new drama series follows the story of a seemingly happy man, Nick, who suddenly disappears, to the shock and dismay of his friends, his wife, and his sister. However, when a video appears on the internet of Nick holding a card that says he abuses women and that he will die if the video gets five million views, the people closest to him begin investigating the life of the man they think they knew so well.
The new limited series stars Zoe Kazan, Betty Gabriel, and Adrian Grenier. “Clickbait” has episodes directed by Brad Anderson, Emma Freeman, Ben Young, and Laura Besley.
“Clickbait” arrives on Netflix on August 25. You can watch the new trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier) is a loving father, husband, and brother, who one day suddenly and mysteriously disappears. A video appears on the internet of the badly beaten Nick holding a card that says “I abuse women. At 5 million views, I die”. Is this a threat or confession? Or both? As his sister (Zoe Kazan) and wife (Betty Gabriel) rush to find and save him, they uncover a side of Nick they didn’t know existed. An eight-episode limited series told from revolving points of view, Clickbait is a compelling, high stakes thriller that explores the ways in which our most dangerous and uncontrolled impulses are fueled in the age of social media, revealing the ever-widening fractures we find between our virtual and real-life personas.