Brand New Cherry Flavor

American horror drama streaming television series

Brand New Cherry Flavor

Promotional release poster



Created by

Nick Antosca
Lenore Zion

Based on

Brand New Cherry Flavor
by Todd Grimson


Rosa Salazar
Catherine Keener
Eric Lange
Manny Jacinto
Jeff Ward


Jeff Russo

Country of origin

United States

Original language


No. of episodes


Production Executive producers

Nick Antosca
Lenore Zion

Camera setup


Running time

36–52 minutes

Production companies

Eat the Cat
Universal Content Productions

Original release Network



August 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)

Brand New Cherry Flavor is an American horror drama streaming television limited series created by Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion, based on the novel of the same name by Todd Grimson. The cast includes Rosa Salazar, Catherine Keener, Eric Lange, Manny Jacinto, and Jeff Ward. The series premiered on Netflix on August 14, 2021.

Lisa N. Nova (Rosa Salazar) comes to LA dead set on directing her first movie. But when she trusts the wrong person and gets stabbed in the back, everything goes sideways and a dream project turns into a nightmare. This particular nightmare has zombies, hit men, supernatural kittens, and a mysterious tattoo artist who likes to put curses on people. And Lisa\'s going to have to figure out some secrets from her own past in order to get out alive.

— Netflix\'s summary of the series

Cast and characters


Rosa Salazar as Lisa Nova
Catherine Keener as Boro/Jennifer Nathans
Eric Lange as Lou Burke
Jeff Ward as Roy Hardaway


Manny Jacinto as Chris/Code
Hannah Levien as Christine
Siena Werber as Mary Gray/Boro
Daniel Doheny as Jonathan Burke
Darcy Laurie as Ralph
Sean Owen Roberts as James

Guest stars

Leland Orser as Mike Nathans
Patrick Fischler as Alvin Sender
Gabriel LaBelle as Tim Nathans


No. Title Directed by Written by Original release date 1

\"I Exist\"Arkasha StevensonTeleplay by : Lenore Zion & Nick AntoscaAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)


\"Hair of the Dog\"Gandja MonteiroMando AlvaradoAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)


\"Roman Candle\"Gandja MonteiroChristina HamAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)


\"Tadpole Smoothie\"Matt SobelTeleplay by : Nick Antosca & Haley Z. Boston
Story by : Alana B. Lytle & Haley Z. BostonAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)


\"Jennifer\"Matt SobelLenore Zion & Haley Z. BostonAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)


\"Milk Bath\"Jake SchreierMatt FennellAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)


\"Egg\"Jake SchreierMando Alvarado & Christina Ham
Lenore Zion & Nick AntoscaAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)


\"Bodies\"Nick AntoscaLenore Zion & Nick AntoscaAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)


On November 15, 2019, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for an 8-episode series. The limited series was created, written and executive produced by Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion. Arkasha Stevenson directed the first episode. Production companies involved with the limited series consists of Eat the Cat and Universal Content Productions. Alongside the series order announcement, it was confirmed that Rosa Salazar, Catherine Keener, Eric Lange, Manny Jacinto, and Jeff Ward had joined the cast. On December 17, 2020, Hannah Levien, Leland Orser, and Patrick Fischler were announced as recurring cast members. Principal photography took place on location in Vancouver and Los Angeles from November 2019 to March 2020. The series was released on August 13, 2021.


Rotten Tomatoes collected 37 reviews and identified 78% of them as positive, with an average rating of 6.9/10. The critics consensus is: \"Though definitely not for all tastes, Brand New Cherry Flavor is a delightfully deranged trip anchored by another incredible performance from Rosa Salazar.\" According to Metacritic, the series received \"generally favorable reviews\" based on a weighted average score of 62 out of 100 from 13 reviews.


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