Riele Downs sees dead people in the teen horror comedy Darby and the Dead for Hulu. It is set to be released by 20th Century Studios on Hulu on December 2, 2022.
Auliʻi Cravalho, Chosen Jacobs, Derek Luke, Genneya Walton, Asher Angel, Tony Danza, and Wayne Knight also star in the feature.
After suffering a near-death experience as a young girl, Darby Harper (Downs) gains the ability to see dead people. As a result, she becomes introverted and shut off from her high school peers and prefers to spend time counseling lonely spirits who have unfinished business on earth.
But all that changes when Capri (Cravalho), the Queen Bee of the school’s most exclusive clique, unexpectedly dies in a freak hair straightening accident, resulting in the obvious cancellation of her upcoming “Sweet 17.” Capri, however, pleads with Darby from the other side to intervene and convince Capri’s friends to proceed with the party as planned. In order to appease the wrath of the undead diva, Darby must emerge from her self-imposed exile and reinvent herself — which along the way allows her to find new joy back in the land of the living.
Silas Howard is directing and Wenonah Wilms Becca Greene penned the feature. The film was produced by 20th Century Studios, and began filming in South Africa in February 2022.