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Taking place over three summers - 1993, 1994, 1995 - in a small Texas town, a beautiful popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America.

Parental GuideTV-14

Status Returning Series

First Air Date 2021-04-20

Last Air Date 2021-06-15

Seasons 1

Episodes 10


TMDB 7.7


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gayane- shared a tip "Loved this show"

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wine_bar shared a tip "I really enjoyed this! Kept me on my toes. Great binge! Looking forward to another season."

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themrs.schwamberger shared a tip "Just started but already hooked!"

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kimmy_w shared a tip "such a twisted show but sooooo good. super entertaining with an AMAZING young cast"

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rachel_swiney shared a tip "90's"

rebeccaYeti shared a tip "Binge worthy"

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renae_r shared a tip "The mf plot twists in this show, chills the whole time"

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deena_c shared a tip "So good!!!"

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hillary_lassiter shared a tip "Looks cheesy but I finally watched it and it was so good"

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jalissab shared a tip "I’m so obsessed with this show! Anyone else?!"

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kelis_k shared a tip "So is season 2 coming or ???"

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adam_ashkenazi shared a tip "Best show I have seen in a long time! Great acting, twists and a mystery, all told in a creative way. Highly recommend!"

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sarah_seminaro shared a tip "Wasn’t in the mainstream but will keep you guessing until the end."

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alexisbliss shared a tip "So twisted"

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mariah_taylor_ shared a tip "GREAT SHOW TOO"

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melissa_1625 shared a tip "Great news show!"

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nicole_graham_-_mor shared a tip "Awesome sauce !! But what's next for season2? A whole different story..?"

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heather_sink shared a tip "Love this - except my ADHd gets me confused on which time frame, so i focus on their highlights and roots…"

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kim_st-amour_9996 shared a tip "Can’t believe season 2 will be with a different cast"

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vanessa_cruz_3804 shared a tip "It's cruel summer indeed!"

nicole_sheehan shared a tip "Suspenseful and keeps you interesyed"

uli_s shared a tip "This was amazing. Great finale. Great binge watching."

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christian_emery shared a tip "Loved this one!"

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ruby_1624 shared a tip "This is intriguing thus far"

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ashley_killian shared a tip "Loveddddd"

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mickprendergast shared a tip "2 episodes in... pretty crazy. Who is lying? Better question, who isnt lying?"

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mickprendergast shared a tip "I'm giddy like a teenage girl in high school in the 90's for episode 3... #cruelsummer #drama"

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jody_naylor shared a tip "If you were a teenage in the 90’s you will love this show! Great cast! Keeps you on the edge of your seat!"

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elisabeth_rivas shared a tip "#drama"

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isabella_harris_7027 shared a tip "Awesome show. Quick easy watch"

ashley_ndlovu shared a tip "Amazing the ending was absolutely crazy good I had no idea it was gonna have such a huge plot twist plus Jamie was just 😍"

willow_brown_8430 shared a tip "loved it and OMFGGGG the ending"

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breezy_girl shared a tip "Just after watching the first episode I was hooked. Definitely a must watch in my books!"

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haley_whorton shared a tip "Perfect new thriller series!! Highly recommended."

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morgan_oconnell_1763 shared a tip "It's so bingable and has some great twists. #last5minutes"

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harley_mckee shared a tip "I watched it kinda before it was good and such a thriller I hope to see more shows like this"

brittany_rednower shared a tip "Mysterious and entertaining!"

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heather_burk shared a tip "Cannot get enough of this show!"

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megan_kerr_6124 shared a tip "Binged in a day. Can’t wait for season 2!"

barb_158 shared a tip "Pretty good, keeps you engaged and guessing."

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hannah_parker_5369 shared a tip "really really good 10/10 recommend!!!"

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courtney_lee_5774 shared a tip "Usually I’m pretty good at guessing things but this one kept me on my toes"

jean-sebastien_roy shared a tip "Loved it!"

ashfeimster shared a tip "#cruelsummer #drama #awesome"

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alysha_prokop shared a tip "I want more episodes lol"

susan_pohle shared a tip "Love how each episode takes place the same date over 3 years."

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kelly_forte shared a tip "Keeps you guessing to the last second !!"

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marylou3 shared a tip "the ending of the first season HAD ME SHOOK, so exited for season 2!!!"

renee_carter_3003 shared a tip "Loved this series! It’s a wild ride!"

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lauren_smith_70 shared a tip "I love this show too!"

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chelsey_willis_brow shared a tip "Pilot hooks you. Good mystery build up with interesting storytelling structure"

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mckinzie_wigley shared a tip "Literally such a capturing plot, and keeps you wondering what truly happened!"

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trinoelle shared a tip "LOVED IT"

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jada_carroll shared a tip "I loved this series. All of the twists and turns kept me interested but finding out who it really was at the end was shocking."

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AnarKris shared a tip "Really liked this. Intriguing"

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kaylee_martinez_1398 shared a tip "i thought it was over but that twist at the end 😩😩"

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madison_purvis_18 shared a tip "I’m HOOKED!!! Best show I’ve seen in a minute. Can’t wait for more episodes, and I wish I could find some more like this one!"

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stacey_powell shared a tip "#awesome"

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nicole_deshner shared a tip "New episode tonight. I’m so excited!!"

traci_spell shared a tip "Loooove this new show!!!!"

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mary_garvin shared a tip "I’m on episode two, and this show reels you in fairly quickly. I’m eager to see where the plot takes you."

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midori_anderson shared a tip "So far, I’m hooked."

erin_eurich shared a tip "If you like a show with multiple narrators and you have no idea who to believe, this one is for you."