‘Grand Army’: Get Your First Look at Netflix’s Gritty New YA Drama (VIDEO)

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They just need someone to hear them, and after this trailer, you will.

Netflix is debuting its new gritty young adult drama, Grand Army, on Friday, October 16, and the streaming service has released a trailer and photos (below) introducing the five students at the heart of it.

The nine-episode series, from playwright Katie Cappiello, follows students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn as they fight to succeed and survive. You can see some of the challenges they’ll be facing in the teaser:

Grand Army‘s cast includes Odessa A’zion as Joey Del Marco, Odley Jean as Dominique (Dom) Pierre, Maliq Johnson as Jayson Jackson, Amalia Yoo as Leila Kwan Zimmer, Amir Bageria as Siddhartha (Sid) Pakam, Alphonso Jones as John Ellis, Brittany Adebumola as Tamika Jones, Crystal Nelson as Tor Sampson, Naiya Ortiz as Sonya Cruz, Brian Altemus as Luke Friedman, Thelonius “Monk” Serrel Freed as Tim Delaney, Anthony Ippolito as George Wright, Jaden Jordan as Owen Williams, Ashley Ganger as Meera Pakam, Sydney Meyer as Anna Delany, Marcela Avelina as Flora Mejia, August Rosenstein as Victor Borin, David Iacono as Bo Orlov, Lola Blackman as Rachel Finer, and Keara Graves as Grace.

Joining Cappiello as executive producers are Josh Donen, Nicolette Donen, Elizabeth Kling, Beau Willimon, and Jordan Tappis.

Scroll down to see the first images from the series.

Grand Army, Series Premiere, Friday, October 16, Netflix

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Sydney Meyer as Anna Delaney and Odessa Adlon as Joey Del Marco

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Odley Jean as Dominique Pierre

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Marcela Avelina as Flora Mejia and Amir Bageria as Sid Pakam

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Odessa Adlon as Joey Del Marco

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Odessa Adlon as Joey Del Marco

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Grand Army (Netflix)

You’ll love Grand Army for its diverse and dynamic cast, with characters like Leila Kwan Zimmer (Amalia Yoo), a Chinese-American freshman, who was adopted by a Jewish couple; and Siddhartha “Sid” Pakam (Amir Bageria), a closeted gay Indian-American senior on the swim team. The teen drama follows them along with three other students attending a Brooklyn high school as they navigate topics of rape culture, sexual identity and racism.

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Jaden Jordan as Owen Williams and Maliq Johnson as Jayson Jackson

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Amir Bageria as Sid Pakam