Streaming now on Disney+, EXTRAORDINARY takes us to a world where everyone over the age of 18 develops a superpower. Everyone except for 25-year-old Jen, who feels like she’s being left behind. Luckily, Jen’s flatmates – Carrie, Kash, and a mysterious stray – keep her from falling into a well of self-pity.
Adrift in a big, confusing world, and armed with nothing but a bit of hope and a lot of desperation, Jen begins her journey to find her maybe-superpower. But in doing so, she might discover the joy of simply being ordinary instead.
Written by Ireland’s Emma Moran, a stand-out debut writer with an utterly distinctive voice, and directed by Toby McDonald, Jennifer Sheridan and Nadira Amrani, this is a fresh, innovative comedy about being young and finding your feet in a confusing world, when all you’ll ever be is ‘ordinary’.
EXTRAORDINARY is led by a cast of rising talent, including Cork’s Máiréad Tyers (Jen), Sofia Oxenham (Carrie), Bilal Hasna (Kash), and Luke Rollason (Jizzlord). Additional cast members include Siobhan McSweeney (Jen’s mum, Mary), Robbie Gee (Jen’s stepdad, Ian), Safia Oakley-Green (Jen’s half-sister, Andy), and Ned Porteous (Luke).
In the first look clip – the opening of episode two “Magic Bullets” – Carrie and Kash believe that putting Jen in a stressful situation will bring about her power. When an extra spicy meal fails to provide results, Jen runs into her regular, non-committal hook up, Luke as she tries to remain cool…