The Kettering Incident is an Australian show, filmed entirely in Kettering, Tasmania. A UFO sighting in the ’70s was its inspiration. However, this series isn’t just a foray into the extra-terrestrial. In fact, while there is reported sightings of strange lights in this series, whether UFO’s are involved at all could be considered questionable.
The official synopsis for The Kettering Incident is below.
If you are in the U.S., don’t fret, The Kettering Incident has just been signed by Amazon Prime and will hit your shores on September 30 according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Anna Macy left Kettering when she was just 14, shortly after her best friend, Gillian Baxter mysteriously disappeared. The two girls had been playing in the forbidden forests outside Kettering when they saw strange lights in the sky. Eight hours later, Anna was found alone, terrified and covered in blood.”
“15 years on, Anna returns to find the town struggling to survive. The forests have been marked for logging and the community is being torn apart by passionate but violent clashes between environmentalists and the local loggers.”
“Time might have passed but Anna’s reappearance causes a stir. Theories and rumors persist about what really happened to the girls that night – from Anna killing Gillian to alien abduction. Then another girl suddenly disappears. Has she run away or has something more sinister happened? If so, by whom or what, and why? Is it linked to Gillian’s disappearance all those years ago?”
So why should you watch The Kettering Incident? Well, as I pointed out in an article I did for The Inquisitr, it is kind of like Stranger Things for grown-ups. Yes, there is a completely different Scandi-noir vibe going on with The Kettering Incident, but if you have a huge hole where Stranger Things once was, I found this filled it nicely — albeit, briefly.
I will begin my recaps of The Kettering Incident this Friday, September 2 and I will post two a week — every Tuesday and Friday. This means my recaps will conclude just before the show airs in the U.S. on Tuesday, September 27.
The official synopsis for Episode 1 of The Kettering Incident is below.
“Dr. Anna Macy loses time ever since she was young and her friend Gillian went missing in the Tasmanian town of Kettering. Now she’s back home, though she can’t remember how. The ghosts of her former life are all creeping in again.”
Oh, and for the record, because you know i am a sucker for opening credits, this is one of my new faves 😉
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