‘Grand Army’: this coming-of-age series is already trending and is set to arrive in October 2020! Check out all exclusive updates.

Netflix always had an upper hand when it comes to coming-of-age drama series. It has featured some great popular dramas over the years. With this back to school season, Netflix presents its subscribers with Grand Army.


Grand Army is an upcoming Netflix Original coming-of-age drama series written and created by Katie Cappiello. The series is an adaptation of Katie Cappiello’s 2013 play Slut. Producing the series is Joshua Donen (Gone Girl) and Beau Willimon (House of Cards).

The show stars Odessa A’zion, Odley Jean, Maliq Johnson, Amalia Yoo, and Amir Bageria as students at Brooklyn’s largest public high school, Grand Army High School.

The nature and subject of the series will certainly push the boundaries of teen dramas on Netflix.


“It’s years of listening to my students talk, it’s years of going to bar and bat mitzvahs,” Cappiello told Entertainment Weekly of her inspiration. “It’s years of having kids call you because they don’t know how they’re going to afford school, and can you talk through that with them, and try to help them figure out a plan? It’s when they’re struggling with their parents, who can they talk to, and can I recommend a course of action?”

Grand Army follows the complicated lives of five high-school students who are attending the largest public high school in Brooklyn. Each student is going through their own hardships but collectively they struggle with issues surrounding sexual, racial, and economic politics.


The teaser is comprised of a series of vignettes set to saxophone rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner — in one, Black members of the school’s women’s basketball team kneel during the National Anthem to a few boos from the crowd; students take shelter in a classroom during a lockdown; other classmates throw down and form relationships at parties outside of school.