On Friday, Disney+ unveils The Mysterious Benedict Society, but will it live up to all the hype?
When we begin The Mysterious Society, we are thrown into a period setting where we meet Reynie Muldoon (Mystic Inscho), who is a gifted orphan. His tutor, Miss Perumal (Gia Sandhu) offers him the opportunity to enter a competition to win a place at a prestigious boarding school, known as The Institute.
The tests to enter a little different than expected and are overseen by Number Two (Kristen Schaal). Reynie crosses paths with resourceful tomboy Kate Weatherall (Emmy DeOliveir); shy George ‘Sticky’ Washington (Seth Carr); and the very self assertive Constance Contraire (Marta Timofeeva).
Things aren’t as they appear though, with the foursome meeting Mr Benedict (Tony Hale), who ants the team of misfits to help stop the mission to save the world from a global crisis known as ‘The Emergency’.
The first episodes sees writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi spend a lot of time exploring Reynie’s backstory, allowing viewers to feel attached and discover the twists and turn as he does.
The cast of kids all give commendable performances and it’s hard to pick a single standout to watch out for. Sons of Anarchy’s Ryan Hirst and Tony Hale definitely steal the show.
Can this bunch of misfits stop The Emergency? Strap yourselves in and enjoy the journey.
The Mysterious Benedict Society drops on Disney+ on Friday.