With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting cinemas tomorrow and a whole spate of upcoming sci-fi releases (Passengers, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) coming soon, you can understand why Netflix are keen to jump on the bandwagon with yet another new series. Releasing the trailer for The OA just yesterday, the streaming service seems to be filling the extraterrestrial mystery void left by Stranger Things, one of the the breakout hits of 2016.

From what we can see, The OA centres on the return of missing girl Prairie Johnson (Brit Marling) and where she may (or may not) have been. While the trailer (thankfully) doesn't give away salient plot point like, ahem, so many Hollywood movie trailers these days, we can't help but think this eerie yet magnetic series might just tide us over until the second seasons of Stranger Things and Westworld returns. And the best bit? The OA launches on Netflix globally in just two days (December 16), saving you from more tragic summer holiday TV and Christmas movie reruns. There's a limit to how many times one can watch Elf, right?

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