DARBY AND THE DEAD

Streaming December 2 on HuluAfter suffering a near-death experience as a young girl, Darby Harper gains the ability to see dead people. As a result, she becomes introverted and shut off from her high school peers and prefers to spend time counseling lonely spirits who have unfinished business on earth. But all that changes when Capri, the Queen Bee of the school’s most exclusive clique, unexpectedly dies in a freak hair straightening accident, resulting in the obvious cancellation of her upcoming “Sweet 17.” Capri, however, pleads with Darby from the other side to intervene and convince Capri’s friends to proceed with the party as planned. In order to appease the wrath of the undead diva, Darby must emerge from her self-imposed exile and reinvent herself — which along the way allows her to find new joy back in the land of the living.

Starring Riele Downs (Harvey Danger), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Chosen Jacobs (It), Asher Angel (Shazam!), Wayne Knight (Seinfeld), Derek Luke (13 Reasons Why) and Tony Danza (Who’s the Boss?). Directed by Emmy nominee Silas Howard (Dickinson). Becca Greene (Good Vibes) wrote the script, which was based on a story by Wenonah Wilms (Fem 101). Footprint Features’ Adam Saunders (When We First Met) and Eddie Rubin (Blue Bayou) produced, with Michele Weisler (The Kissing Booth) and Mac Hendrickson serving as executive producers.