Netflix tried to play it mysterious when the streaming giant teased its new series “The OA,” but gave followers perhaps a bit too much creepiness for a Monday morning.
The streaming giant tweeted out a series of messages like “Have you seen death?” “Have you seen darkness?” and “Have you seen the light?” followed by short videos of a young woman preparing to jump off a bridge.
The tweets led up to the premiere date and trailer reveal for the platform’s new series “The OA,” starring Brit Marling as a young woman who returns after a seven-year disappearance with a seemingly miraculous restoration of her sight.
Some fans were outraged immediately.
“This is a very triggering thing to tweet to your 2mil+ followers,” tweeted one such Twitter follower in response to the teaser videos.
“If this is a promo stunt, it’s bad and you should feel bad. If this is a hacker, thanks for threading your tweets. #cleanliness,” said another.
But others made a joke of the whole thing.
“Is this the trailer for Fuller House Season 2? Taking a dark turn aren’t we?” asked one joker.
Below is a sampling of responses. “The OA” premieres its eight episodes on Friday.
yes, it's called "2016"
— ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ (@Rokashi) December 12, 2016
Yes, but it was quick and merciful. pic.twitter.com/fLR8M0N5bG
— Chris Colemon (@ChrisColemon) December 12, 2016
Have you seen Trump's taxes?
— Pablo (@Dinamico_7) December 12, 2016
have you seen bad advertising?
— KAT USC (@jpegmeme467) December 12, 2016
— Lucas Jackson (@CoolHand_Lucas) December 12, 2016
finals week got me like pic.twitter.com/tHmob1cFxq
— LA 🛸 (@upinthewaves) December 12, 2016