Earlier in the year Netflix announced their upcoming quarantine-themed anthology series called “Social Distance”. The series, which we now know will arrive on October 15th, was conceived, cast and executed entirely remotely during quarantine and is the brainchild of “Orange Is The New Black” creator Jenji Kohan. The cast for the 8-part series are detailed below as well as some images from the series. We’re hoping there won’t be a second season…
The groundbreaking project features Danielle Brooks, Mike Colter, Oscar Nunez, Guillermo Diaz, Asante Blackk, Lovie Simone, Marsha Stephanie Blake and more. The series has been produced entirely remotely with all the cast and crew working from their own homes. Weisman Graham wrote the scripts, Diego Velasco will direct the episodes and Kohan is executive producer. The show was created to tell stories about the current moment but was also a challenge to the team to to do something new by creating and producing everything remotely so they can all say safe.
Set in the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, SOCIAL DISTANCE is an eight-part anthology series that showcases the power of the human spirit in the face of uncertainty and isolation. Each standalone episode is told through a virtual lens and captures the unique emotional experience of being forced apart by circumstance and having no choice but to communicate remotely and rely on technology to maintain any sense of connection. Through these varied and deeply human stories, SOCIAL DISTANCE aims to provide some much-needed catharsis during a tumultuous time while also capturing a snapshot of this singular moment in history.
The team said: “The experience of social distancing is currently universal, but no individual story is the same. Through a broad spectrum of tales and moments, some seismic and some mundane, we hope to capture a moment in time. And we hope that ‘Social Distance’ will help people feel closer to one another.”