British superheroes land on Disney+. Not with yet another Marvel series but thanks to Extraordinary, brilliant comedy in eight episodes signed by Emma Moran and made by the producers of Killing Eve. Already confirmed for a second season even before its debut, the series is set in a society in which every person – after eighteen years of age – magically obtains a power that makes them unique.
Yet Jen – the young woman at the center of the story – at nearly 25 still lacks your special talent. Is being normal in a world of superlatives a real torment or a salvation? Jen embarks on a journey of self-discovery – and what it means to consider yourself special – along with fellow adventurers Carrie, Kash and Jizzlord.
The secret to survival in a society that would like us all to be champions? Lots of self-irony. “Like Jen – my character -, I also try to minimize the things that happen to me with my humor,” Máiréad Tyers told Tvserial.it. As for the super power she would like to have in everyday life, Máiréad chose teleportation: “I’m a big latecomer, but maybe the possibility of teleporting would cause me to accumulate even more delay,” he joked.
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Also Sofia Oxenham – the face of Carrie, sort of Ghost Whisperer à la Melinda Gordon – draws similarities between her and the role she plays. “During Extraordinary you can tell that Carrie is constantly overshadowed by her power, and I understand how that feels. When I was studying acting I wanted to do tragedies like Lady MacBeth, but I always ended up cast in comedic parts. And here I am, in a comedy: it all comes back,Oxenham admitted.
Of his character Kash, Bilal Hasna finds his complete lack of responsibility hilarious. “Being able to go back in time, Kash should feel the weight of such a power. But no, he only uses it for personal advantage, but it always ends up worsening his life and that of others,”Hasna says. And then there’s Jizzlord, who is undoubtedly the revelation-character of the series (we won’t reveal anything else so as not to spoil the surprise). “Jizzlord wants to please everyone, constantly. This need to please others is something pathological… Which is ironic, because in this it is more like a dog than a cat,” said its actor Luke Rollason.
In apertura di post, l’intervista completa di Tvserial.it a Máiréad Tyers, Sofia Oxenham, Bilal Hasna e Luke Rollason. La serie tv Extraordinary is available to stream only on Disney+ starting January 25.