As we move into the holidays, that entertainment dead zone starting just before Christmas and ending just after New Year’s, there is going to be a lot of time for folks to catch up on shows they haven’t had a chance to see. And while some of you have DVRs full of network shows you’ve been itching to get to or a Netflix queue overflowing with Marvel and Stranger Things, some of you may need some new shows to watch while wrapping gifts or hiding from in-laws in the “game” room.
We move on to something for our horror fans. Think of Freakish as The Breakfast Club meets Night of the Living Dead. The series follows a group of students who were serving detention on a Saturday at Kent High when a nearby chemical plant explodes. A gas cloud envelopes the school, causing other students on campus to turn into zombie-like creatures, laving the group of detention kids trying to survive without being able to leave the school. The series stars a collection of social media celebrities including Liza Koshy, Hayes Grier, Meghan Rienks, Niki DeMartino, Leo Howard, and Aislinn Paul and was created by Beth Szymkowski.
The series debuted in October of 2016 with a second 10 episode season airing in October 2017.
The official synopsis reads:
Students don’t usually like having to go to school under normal circumstances, so imagine how the students at Kent High School feel considering what’s happening to them. While the teens are attending Saturday detention at the school, a chemical plant meltdown causes an explosion of their small town. They survive but are now trapped inside the educational institution — and they are not alone. Predatory mutant freaks have taken over the school and town, leading to a battle between them and the students. Escape is not an option because venturing outside into the dangerous unknown presents its own life-and-death stakes for the teenagers.
Two seasons of Freakish are available now on Hulu.