The Imperfects

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The Imperfects
Genre
Created byShelley Eriksen & Dennis Heaton
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
  • Chad Oakes
  • Michael Frislev
  • Dennis Heaton
  • Shelley Eriksen
Running time39–45 minutes
Production companyNomadic Pictures
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseSeptember 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)

The Imperfects is an American-Canadian superhero science fiction streaming television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen that premiered on Netflix on September 8, 2022.[1][2] Promoted as a "coming of rage" story (a pun on coming-of-age story), it follows three young adults pursuing the mad scientist who tampered with their DNA, resulting in disruptive superpowers.[3] In November 2022, the series was canceled after one season.[4]

Synopsis[edit]

Three Seattle-based adults, Abbi, a scientist, Juan, a comic book artist, and Tilda, a singer, are turned into monsters after undergoing an experimental gene therapy. The trio subsequently decides to hunt down the scientist responsible for their transformation, Dr. Alex Sarkov, and force him to make them human again. They are joined by Dr. Sydney Burke, a scientist who assists them in their quest.[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Italia Ricci as Dr. Sydney Burke, a scientist and the estranged former partner of Dr. Sarkov; the two worked on an synthetic stem cell project together.
  • Morgan Taylor Campbell as Tilda Weber, the lead vocalist in a punk rock band who develops enhanced hearing and the powers of a banshee through sonic screams.
  • Rhianna Jagpal as Abbi Singh, a genetics student who develops the powers of a succubus through pheromones that cause people to be uncontrollably attracted to and easily influenced by her.
  • Iñaki Godoy as Juan Ruiz, a comic book artist who develops the powers of a chupacabra by temporarily shapeshifting.
  • Kyra Zagorsky as Isabel Finch, a mysterious woman with a grudge against Dr. Sarkov
  • Jedidiah Goodacre as P.J., the lead guitarist in Tilda's punk rock band and her boyfriend
  • Rhys Nicholson as Dr. Alex Sarkov, a rogue scientist who unethically experimented on his patients with synthetic stem cell therapy, leading to many of them developing powers as side effects.
    • Nicolson also portrays Dr. Hallenbeck, a mysterious figure connected to Dr. Sarkov
  • Celina Martin as Hannah Moore, a barista and former "failed experiment" of Dr. Sarkov who didn't develop powers like the other patients

Recurring[edit]

  • Junnicia Lagoutin as Darcy Cobourg, Juan's girlfriend
  • Ron Selmour as Jim Sponson, a high-ranking operative for Flux tasked with hunting down Sarkov's former patients
  • Rekha Sharma as Dr. Dominique Crain, chief science officer for the secret government organization known as Flux

Guest[edit]

  • Max Lloyd-Jones as Doug, one of Dr. Sarkov's former patients whose side-effect power is rapid regenerative healing. He is tasked with surveilling Sarkov's other patients.
  • Ben Francis as Simon, the drummer in Tilda's punk rock band
  • Veronica Long as Rose, the rhythm guitarist and backup singer in Tilda's punk rock band
  • John Cassini as Dr. Brian Yake, an estranged former colleague of Dr. Burke
  • Kai Bradbury as Dr. Nathaniel Lang, the leader of a trio of biohackers who hunt Sarkov's former patients
  • Louriza Tronco as Qamara, a biohacker working with Nathaniel
  • Naika Toussaint as Melanie, a biohacker working with Nathaniel
  • Wesley MacInnes as Owen Schultz, one of Dr. Sarkov's former patients whose side-effect power makes his skin invulnerable. He is also a self-declared "superhero".
  • Jennifer Cheon as Sonja Benning, an operative for Flux who impersonates a law enforcement agent
  • Diego Stredel as Alejandro Ruiz, Juan's estranged older brother and Paloma's father
  • Danika Athenea Williston[a] as Paloma, Juan's precocious niece and Alejandro and Renata's daughter
  • Michelle Morgan as Betsy, Zoe's mother, who is searching for her missing daughter.
  • MaeMae Renfrow as Zoe, one of Dr. Sarkov's former patients whose side-effect power is electrokinesis. She is unable to control her abilities, which results in the deaths of multiple people.
  • Siddhartha Minhas as Ben Singh, Abbi's younger brother
  • Kandyse McClure as Dr. Monday, a roboticist who develops a new advanced form of nanorobotics
  • Manuela Sosa as Renata, Alejandro's wife and Paloma's mother

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Sarkov's Children"Mathias HerndlShelley Eriksen & Dennis HeatonSeptember 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)
2"Doug of the Dead"Mathias HerndlShelley Eriksen & Dennis HeatonSeptember 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)
3"Portland Warehouse Massacre"Julien Christian LutzLA SmithSeptember 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)
4"One of Us"Julien Christian LutzSteve CochraneSeptember 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)
5"Zoe Must Be Destroyed"Mark ChowKor AdanaSeptember 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)
6"Lest Ye Become a Monster"Mark ChowKim GarlandSeptember 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)
7"Cure All"Nimisha MukerjiGorrman LeeSeptember 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)
8"The Devil You Know"Nimisha MukerjiGorrman LeeSeptember 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)
9"All Monsters Attack"Dennis HeatonDennis HeatonSeptember 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)
10"Destroy All Monsters"Dennis HeatonDennis HeatonSeptember 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On April 16, 2021, Netflix gave production a straight-to-series order consisting of ten episodes. The show is created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen, who are expected to executive produce alongside Chad Oakes and Michael Frislev. Nomadic Pictures is the company involved with producing the series.[1] The show bases the main characters' powers on those of legendary creatures, such as the banshee, succubus, and chupacabra.[5] The series premiered on September 8, 2022.[2] On November 8, 2022, Netflix canceled the series after one season.[4]

Casting[edit]

Upon series-order announcement, Italia Ricci, Morgan Taylor Campbell, Rhianna Jagpal, Iñaki Godoy, Rhys Nicholson, Celina Martin, and Kyra Zagorsky were cast to star.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Credited as just "Danika Williston" in the episodes "All Monsters Attack" and "Destroy All Monsters".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Petski, Denise (April 15, 2021). "Italia Ricci to Star in Netflix Sci-Fi Series 'The Imperfects' from Nomadic Pictures". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 18, 2021. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Video: "The Imperfects" - Official Trailer - Netflix". The Futon Critic. September 1, 2022. Archived from the original on January 11, 2023. Retrieved September 2, 2022.
  3. ^ Radulovic, Petrana (June 6, 2022). "The Imperfects is Netflix's latest supernatural coming-of-age show". Polygon. Archived from the original on June 19, 2022. Retrieved June 19, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (November 8, 2022). "'Partner Track' & 'The Imperfects' Canceled by Netflix After One Season". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 8, 2022. Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  5. ^ Bricken, Rob (April 15, 2021). "Out of The Order's Ashes, Netflix Finds The Imperfects". Gizmodo. Archived from the original on June 19, 2022. Retrieved June 19, 2022.

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