The OA (2016–2019)
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The OA retraces the dramatic twists and turns in her life after a childhood accident, leading up to a fateful encounter far from home many years later.

Director:

Zal Batmanglij

Writers:

Brit Marling (created by), Zal Batmanglij (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brit Marling ... Prairie Johnson
Emory Cohen ... Homer Roberts
Scott Wilson ... Abel Johnson
Phyllis Smith ... Elizabeth 'Betty' Broderick-Allen
Alice Krige ... Nancy Johnson
Patrick Gibson ... Steve Winchell
Brendan Meyer ... Jesse
Brandon Perea ... Alfonso 'French' Sosa
Ian Alexander ... Buck Vu
Jason Isaacs ... Dr. Hunter Aloysius 'Hap' Percy
Zoey Todorovsky ... Nina Azarova
Will Brill ... Scott Brown (voice)
Robert Eli ... Mr. Gilchrist
Zachary Gemino Zachary Gemino ... Carlos Sosa
Nikolai Nikolaeff ... Roman Azarov
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Storyline

Prairie is recognized by her Aunt in a video jumping from a bridge seemingly in a suicide attempt. Her parents come to the hospital and claim her. She had disappeared seven years before. When she disappeared, she was blind and now can see. She cannot explain her absence but to says she was held captive with five others and that they died many times. She is driven to an abandoned house after her mother refuses to give her the WiFi password. There she meets four of the five new people she needs. Written by middlehitter-92234

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Netflix See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

The first appearance of Jason Isaacs even though he is credited in the previous episode. See more »

Goofs

When the group meets Prairie again in the abandoned house, we see Betty turn on a space heater. However, in the first episode, French tells Prairie that there is no electricity in the house, so the use of a space heater would not be possible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ms. Prescott: Hey my little herpetologists. Warn or cold-blooded?
Nina's Class: [in unison] Cold!
Ms. Prescott: Covered in?
Nina's Class: [in unison] Scales.
Ms. Prescott: Found on every continent, except?
Nina's Class: Antarctica.
Ms. Prescott: You are brilliant. And your snakes are tired, so please return them to their homes, and we'll return to our textbooks.
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Soundtracks

Operator
Performed by Jim Croce
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Poetic, beautiful and unique
21 March 2019 | by ckckyangSee all my reviews

This is like an Art House film stretched into a tv series, it's full of wonder and peculiarity, I really love its blurry storytelling, the way they uses the flashbacks narrative and the poetic narration, leading us viewers dive deep into this world, with some exotic environments and those amazing soundtracks, this makes us feel like the narrator's carrying us through time and space, and it's magnificent.

Though we still don't really understand the motivations of some characters, and I still can't see what the story's trying to say or what kind of idea it's trying to imply, but it's really a unique show, the visuals and styles kind of reminds me of some Krzysztof Kieslowski's movies, and I love it.


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