Trailer Watch: Riele Downs Throws a Ghost’s Birthday Party in “Darby and the Dead”

“Darby and the Dead” isn’t about your average high schooler. “Are you sitting down for this? I see dead. I help them move to the next realm,” Darby (Riley Downs, “Henry Danger”) explains in a new trailer for the Hulu comedy.

Written by Becca Green (“Good Vibes”) and Wenonah Wilmes (“Horsehead Girls”), “Darby and the Dead” follows a teen who, after a childhood near-death experience, has the extraordinary ability to see and communicate with the dead. Received. But for the introverted Darby, counseling lonely souls is still low Gruesome in comparison to navigating high school, where she has to put up with constant abuse from head cheerleader Capri (Auli’i Cravalho, “Moana”).

Things take a turn when a freak hair straightening accident at school causes Capri to die of sudden electrocution. The cheerleader’s spirit refuses to rest because she has unfinished business: her 17th birthday party. Capri convinces her friends to celebrate with Darby’s help. The spirit of the cheerleader in the trailer says, “I only want this party.” “Then I shall proceed.”

Naturally, Darby is reluctant to grant his persecutor’s dying wish. “Where in the world do you think I could throw the party of your dreams?” she asks the ghost. “In a world where I make you popular enough to do that,” Capri replies.

“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 in the land of the living,” summaries the series. description.

“Darby and the Dead” launches on Hulu December 2.