Netflix has released the trailer for its newest series ‘Dash and Lily.’ Based on the Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares YA novel, the series centers around a budding romance built upon an exchange of dares written in a notebook that’s pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. As the two star-crossed lovers, with polarizing personalities – one being endlessly hopeful, while the other is cynical about the holidays – trade clues that will hopefully lead to meet each other one day, they find out a lot about each other and themselves.
Sure enough, everything about the trailer reveals the total romantic holiday cheerfest set in New York this series will be. And honestly, I can’t help but be drawn to it. The series seems to capture the spirit of New York during the holiday season, where dreams and wishes of hopeless romantics looking for love will find it.
Series creator, showrunner, and executive producer Joe Tracz spoke about visualizing the themes of the book and what it was like to shoot the eight-episode series in the fall and winter of last year:
“When I read ‘Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares,’ it felt like New York. It wasn’t just the specificity of the locations (which inspired a pledge in our first script: “We’re gonna be sticklers for New York geography”). It was the way the book captured the spirit of the city – the sense of possibility tinged with loneliness, and the way they both seem to magnify around the holidays.
We shot ‘Dash & Lily’ on location in the fall and winter of 2019, filming in so many of my favorite places, with no idea how different the city would look by the time we came out. I miss that New York, but I’m grateful to be sharing this story with the world right now. Our series is a romantic comedy that (like Lily) is unapologetically hopeful, while (like Dash) acknowledging that it’s not always easy to believe. When Dash finds a hidden notebook with a dare from Lily on a bookstore shelf, it pushes both of them outside their bubbles to see the world from someone else’s point of view. And when they do, they fall in love.
Like Lily, I’ve always been a believer in love, and in the power of love stories to inspire and uplift. I hope, this season, ‘Dash & Lily’ can do that for you. So please, warm some cocoa, put on your coziest sweater, and come to New York for the holidays… if only in your dreams”
C’mon, everything about it what he just said makes me want to see it even more.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for ‘Dash and Lily:’
“A whirlwind Holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they have more in common with each other than they would have expected. The series is based on the young adult book series Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares from the New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.”
Starring Austin Abrams (‘Euphoria’) and Midori Francis (‘Good Boys’), ‘Dash and Lily’ debuts on Netflix on November 10, 2020.