I Hate Folks, Folks Hate Me, a brand new six-episode darkish comedy about two pals navigating Toronto’s queer group as outliers, will debut this November on CBC Gem.
Produced by LoCo Movement Photos and hailing from creator and star Bobbi Summers, the collection will hit the streaming service on Nov. 7, with the primary two episodes set to stream globally the identical day on the CBC Comedy YouTube channel. Forward of its launch, the collection has additionally dropped a red-band trailer providing a (mature) first take a look at the present, which additionally stars Lily Kazimiera and Alden McWayne.
An exploration of queer id as queerness has turn out to be extra mainstream and commodified, the offbeat comedy is impressed tonally, partially, by movies like Ghost World, Good Burger and Welcome to the Dollhouse alongside Summers’ diaries, written whereas of their 20s. The present follows Jovi (Summers) and Tabitha (Kazimiera), two folks perpetually disturbed by the world round them which have bonded over a mutual hatred of their friends and society at massive, alongside suicidal emotions and drug abuse.
“As a lot as it is a present about our grievances with the world, it’s additionally about self-examination and the truth that my palms aren’t squeaky clear both. I’ve contributed to issues, and I’ve been somebody value hating,” Summers says concerning the collection’ inspiration and title. “[And] folks do hate my co-star and I, not as a result of they’ve met us or as a result of we’re not cool and chill. They simply hate us to hate us, as a result of we belong to sure teams.
The duo’s misadventures see them experimenting with antidepressants and their sexuality, whereas battling existential crises in Toronto. That includes places Summers frequented of their adolescence, this “melancholia-infused-fantasy-land,” as described by the collection’ creator, gives a model of the Canadian metropolis that’s extra graphic novel — “filtered by the a part of my mind that desires all the pieces to really feel like a live-action cartoon with darkness sprinkled on high” — than direct actuality.
Of their comedic fishbowl, “you don’t actually see Toronto a lot as you see how separated they’re from it,” says Summers. And whereas the present was impressed by Summers’ experiences whereas he was a 20-something, he hopes I Hate Folks, Folks Hate Me can resonate with audiences of any age, whether or not 19 or 55. “Despair is common,” Summers inform THR.” It’s type of a widespread, intergenerationally held opinion, in the meanwhile, that the world is shit. Unhappy is the brand new black.”
That includes an unique soundtrack written and recorded by Summers, I Hate Folks, Folks Hate Me is government produced by Lauren Corber, Evan Dell’Aquila and Lisa Filipelli.