Netflix’s upcoming cyberpunk series Kiss Me First looks like a refreshing blend between Ready Player One and a classic murder mystery. I always have liked the idea of cyberpunk combined with a touch of film noir, its a match made in heaven as far as I am concerned.
The first trailer for the co-production of the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 teases a story that takes place in both virtual reality and the actual world following the creation of the world’s first sensory gaming device. The drama follows a lonely young woman named Leila (Taboo‘s Tallulah Haddon) who finds comfort in the online world of Azana, where players explore the interactive environments with their player avatars. When someone begins murdering Leila’s friends in the real world, she must track the villain down before they kill again. It appears to be the old story of teenage daydreams becoming digital nightmares.
After the somewhat disappointing Altered Carbon, this looks pretty promising. Kiss Me First is created by Bryan Elsley and stars Tallulah Haddon as Leila, Simona Brown as Tess, and Matthew Beard as Adrian. It arrives June 29 on Netflix.