Peacock has unveiled new details about their upcoming slasher flick They/Them, including a brand new teaser giving a sneak peek at the creepy mysteries at the core of the story. And a creepy puppet. Because hey, we were probably overdue for one.
The film, a Blumhouse production featuring the directorial debut of Skyfall writer and Penny Dreadful creator John Logan, is set at set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp. Several queer and trans campers join Owen Whistler (Kevin Bacon) for a week of programming intended to “help them find a new sense of freedom”. As the camp’s methods become increasingly more psychologically unsettling, the campers must work together to protect themselves. When a mysterious killer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous.
The rest of the cast is filled out by:
• Anna Chlumsky (She/Her) (Veep, Inventing Anna) as Molly, the camp’s medic and newest employee.
• Carrie Preston (She/Her) (Claws, Dr. Death) as Cora Whistler, a licensed therapist in charge of the campers’ therapy sessions, and the wife of camp director Owen Whistler.
• The Politician’s Theo Germaine (they/them) as Jordan, a transgender and non-binary camper from a religious background who has made a deal with their parents to legally emancipate if attending Whistler doesn’t “work.”
• Dear White People’s Quei Tann (she/her) as Alexandra, a transgender woman whose parents have threatened to kick her out of the house if she didn’t attend the camp.
• Austin Crute (he/him) (Booksmart, Daybreak) as Toby, a gay camper who negotiated with his parents for a trip to New York in exchange for a week at Whistler Camp.
• Monique Kim (she/her) (High Expectasians, Looks That Kill) as Veronica, a bisexual camper who wants to stop fighting who she really is.
• Anna Lore (she/her) (All American, Doom Patrol) plays Kim, a closeted lesbian camper who puts on a perfectly crafted front for her family and friends, assuming that when she fits in, she’ll finally be loved.
• Cooper Koch (he/him) (Less Than Zero, A New York Christmas Wedding) as Stu, a jock with aspirations of a swim scholarship and joining his father’s fraternity – things he doesn’t feel he can achieve if he’s open about being gay.
• Darwin Del Fabro (he/him) (Dangerous Liaisons, Novo Mundo) as Gabriel, a sensitive gay camper tired of the persistent name-calling and bullying he’s endured his entire life.
Bacon is set to executive produce the film alongside Scott Turner Schofield (Euphoria; The Craft: Legacy), Howie Young (Mission: Impossible III, Hit and Run), Jon Romano (Firestarter (2022), Vengeance). Director John Logan is an EP as well as the writer of the film. It’s set for debut on Peacock August 5th.
Images via Peacock
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