The first trailer for Trinkets shows Deadpool’s Brianna Hildebrand as a teenager who’s forced to attend a mandatory Shoplifters Anonymous group. Based on the YA novel of the same name from author Kristen “Kiwi” Smith, the series is set to hit Netflix next month, around the same time as season 3 of Jessica Jones. It will add to the streamer’s ever-growing lineup of original young adult films and television shows, joining the likes of On My Block, Atypical, and 13 Reasons Why.
The series also marks Hildebrand's first turn as the ostensible star of a new series, after she made a splash as the cantankerous Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool and Deadpool 2, and after she co-starred with John Cho in the second and final season of FOX’s The Exorcist. Joining Hildebrand as her fellow kleptomaniacs are Kiana Maderia and Quintessa Swindell, two young women who strike up a unique bond with Hildebrand’s Elodie while in Shoplifters Anonymous.
The first trailer certainly makes the series look like a mix of drama and comedy, with the three shoplifters bristling against authority and the mandatory group sessions they have to attend. It’s clear talking about it isn’t doing much good as the trailer essentially spells out the rules for successfully shoplifting, though that doesn’t necessarily mean the girls are always going to walk away with a prize. Check out the first trailer and synopsis for Trinkets below:
“When three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter’s Anonymous meeting, an unlikely friendship forms. Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand, Deadpool) — the grieving misfit, Moe (Kiana Madeira, The Flash) — the mysterious outsider, and Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell) — the imperfect picture of perfection, will find strength in each other as they negotiate family issues, high school drama and the complicated dilemma of trying to fit in while longing to break out.”
Trinkets looks like it will provide some welcome summer TV fare — something light and bingeable (more half-hour dramas!) — while also casting a wide net that will likely go well beyond the young adult demographic it’s aimed at. It will also provide a nice platform for viewers to get to know Hildebrand outside of her role as a cranky teenage mutant.
Trinkets premieres Friday, June 14 on Netflix.