Netflix released the first trailer for the upcoming show “Death Note,” and it’s a terrifying and trippy two minute trailer full of death and destruction.
The show is based on the famous Japanese manga, according to the Netflix description of the trailer, and it’s finally getting a rendition in American media.
The plot of the show, according to IMDB, is:
Light is an extremely brilliant but bored high-school student. Until the strange day where he accidentally encounters the Death Note; a mysterious notebook with the power to kill anyone whose name is written inside of it.
With the Death Note in hand, he goes on a personal crusade and moves to kill all evil in the world and become God. He does this all in his new name, Kira, and declares himself the law and justice of the world.
At first things go as he planned, and he moves toward making a ‘better’ world. However, things don’t go as he had anticipated as the relentless ‘L’ works to track him down, and arrest him.
The series stars Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe and Shea Whigham. It will be released August 25.
Netflix continues to grow their own original content, but this might be the darkest series they’ve ever created. If it’s successful, it could spark a trend of Netflix aiming for darker and more violent content.