Netflix’s ‘Clickbait’ Starring Adrian Grenier Gets an August Global Release Date

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Netflix has released the first look at its intriguing new series Clickbait, which was filmed on location in Melbourne.

The thrilling crime series centres on Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier) — a loving father, husband, and brother, who one day suddenly and mysteriously disappears. A video then appears on the internet of the badly beaten Nick holding a card that says: “I abuse women. At 5 million views, I die”.

Is this a threat or confession? Or both? As his sister (Zoe Kazan) and wife (Betty Gabriel) rush to find and save him, they uncover a side of Nick they didn’t know existed.

The eight-episode limited series is told from revolving points of view, making Clickbait a compelling, high stakes thriller that explores the ways in which our most dangerous and uncontrolled impulses are fueled in the age of social media, revealing the ever-widening fractures we find between our virtual and real-life personas.

Grenier is best known for his breakout role as Vincent Chase in Entourage, which ran from 2004 until 2011 and spawned one feature film. He has also appeared in movies such as Drive Me Crazy, The Devil Wears Prada, Trash Fire and Marauders.

Meanwhile, you might recognise Kazan from her starring role as Emily Gardner in Kumail Nanjiani’s film The Big Sick as well as her appearances in Revolutionary Road and It’s Complicated among others.

For her part, Gabriel shot to fame in Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed film Get Out, in which she portrayed Georgina — a Black housekeeper whose body has been infiltrated by the white grandmother of the evil Armitage family. She has also appeared in Westworld and The Twilight Zone, among other projects.

Clickbait premieres globally on Netflix on August 25. Check out the trailer below.

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