Remember in high school when you would accidentally open a portal to a bunch of weird monsters? Well, Syfy’s upcoming series Astrid & Lilly Save the World is here to help you relive those memories — and actors Jana Morrison and Samantha Aucoin are here to take us on that journey.
The 10-episode series will follow the titular high school outcast BFFs as they accidentally crack open a portal to a terrifyingly quirky monster dimension, it gets a lot more complicated. It’s up to them to vanquish the creepy creatures and save the world, becoming the badass heroes they were meant to be. That is, if they can survive the horrors of high school.
Morrison, who is of Filipino descent, will play Astrid who is bold and unfiltered with a knack for “sciencey” gadgets. Added bonus: Asrid is written as Filipino in the series. Aucoin will play Lilly who is sweet-natured and intuitive with a passion for investigative photography. Together, their friendship proves that being classically unpopular is actually pretty damn cool.
Astrid & Lilly Save the World was written by Noelle Stehman and Betsy Van Stone, who executive produce along with Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron and Samantha Levine. Blue Ice Pictures will produce.
· “This world isn’t just made up of one type of person and representation on screen matters,” said Stehman and Van Stone. “Astrid and Lilly will hopefully help remind us that heroes come from all walks of life. There’s an effervescent charm to Jana and Samantha that immediately captivated us, and their chemistry was undeniable. We can’t wait to see these talented actors take on the roles of Astrid and Lilly to save the world!”
Morrison is a Filipino-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Now based in Vancouver, she studied at The Canadian College of Performing Arts. Morrison was recognized for her work in the British Columbia arts community and was awarded the Pro-Art Early Career Artist Award in 2020. Recent credits include NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” and Hallmark’s Master of the Heart and Chesapeake Shores.
Aucoin is a singer, songwriter and actress from Beeton, Toronto who began her acting career playing lead roles in local plays and Astrid & Lilly Save the World marks her television debut. Aucoin’s recording debut was on the album “What is Christmas For.”
Morrison is repped by Cue Management. Aucoin is repped by BOOKITTALENT Toronto.