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New Amazon thriller ‘Panic’ puts teenager in dangerous competition

Dangerous competition in new Amazon thriller ‘Terror’ puts

Don’t panic

Amazon’s new thriller “Panic” follows teenagers in the small town of Carp, Texas, who undergo an unusual and dangerous series of challenges – competing for a jackpot $ 50,000 prize from their dead-end surroundings. Outside ticket may be.

The series was produced by Lauren Oliver and is based on her novel of the same name.

“I love Friday Night Lights. I hate referencing other things, it seems that I am comparing myself to them which is rude, but ‘Friday Night Lights’ was a huge benchmark for us,” he said . “It was an interesting model in terms of the actual eviction of a place and centering it around – in that case – a literal game. But it’s really about people and relationships. So I’ve always called it the gold standard of TV. Is kept like

“‘Terror’ is about the game, but it’s also about the characters.”

Heather Nill (Olivia Welch), left, and her sister Lily (Karina Karhu) in “Terror.” Matt Lankes / Amazon Studios

Premiering Friday (May 28), “Terror” centers around Heath Nill (Olivia Welch), who sees her family’s only serious financial hole as the “fear factor” -type game to get her the only option. She is competing against her friend Natalie Williams (Jessica Sula), the enigmatic new boy Dodge Mason (Mike Faust) and wildcard Ray Hall (Ray Nicholson) – even her friend Bishop Mason (Cameron Jones) joins her in the game Not to be warned and the city’s law enforcement wants to end the dangerous competition.

Oliver’s novel “Before I Fall” was adapted for the big screen in 2017, but “Panic” is his first time writing and producing a TV series.

Lauren Oliver, bestselling author and producer of “Panic”. Amazon Studios for Getty Images

“Since 2014, I’ve always been involved in it or working on some iteration of it,” she said. “So, hopefully that’s a message. We really love Ovi’s stories. There was success in this country, but it’s 2021 and I originally sold the book rights to the film in 2014. Then there was a film adaptation. What someone did, and then it took years and the studio was not a fan of that… .Atank was really always for me on TV. Because even when I was writing a book, I still had all those things There was no place for what I wanted to explore.

Heath (Olivia Welch) “During a Dangerous Competition in Terror.”

Matt Lankes / Amazon Studios

“It was a long journey, but I’m happy. I ended up on Amazon and they were prioritizing it to open their show to young people and different audiences. I can’t think of another studio that Would put a TV show in the hands of a producer and a writer who never had a single writing credit for a TV or film. “

Ray Hall (Ray Nicholson, Kendra) and other teens play a dangerous competition in “Terror”. “

Matt Lankes / Amazon Studios

His opposite characters, Oliver grew up in Texas, showing a far cry from the surrounding Westchester County.

“I started writing the book in Oregon, so I moved back and went to New York to spend a lot of time upstate,” she said. “We filmed an original pilot in New York. ‘Panic’ is shot out a lot at night. And we got four tornadoes, a blizzard … it was like we were cursed by a bad witch. So Because of that, we were going to go to Texas for production reasons.

“Once we were taking it in stride, I just didn’t want to pretend that it was anywhere. It’s a city that is like many cities in America that we don’t see very often on TV,” she said. said . “I think the more specific you are, the more real something feels and, ironically, more universal somehow.”

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