On August 25, 2021, Netflix officially released a limited original series titled Clickbait . This mystery- thriller genre series tells the story of a kidnapping that is broadcast over the internet. This kidnapping was carried out against a man who was suspected of having abused and murdered.
Just a few days after its release, Clickbait has gained popularity among Netflix series lovers . The series also managed to rank first as the most watched Netflix series in the last week of August 2021.
Tells the story of the kidnapping of a man in a brutal online crime
The story of the Clickbait series began when a video of a battered man holding a piece of paper that read “I abuse women” and “I killed a woman” went viral on the internet. In his statement, the man will die when the video reaches five million views.
He is Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier), a man who was kidnapped and his video is circulating on the internet. He is suspected of molesting and murdering a woman. Nick Brewer is an affectionate father who suddenly mysteriously disappears and then appears in a viral video uploaded on the internet.
The detectives in the police, including Roshan Amir (Phoenix Raei), are trying to thoroughly investigate the case which has become a topic of national discussion. The Brewer family including Pia Brewer (Zoe Kazan), Nick’s younger sister, and his wife, Sophie Brewer (Betty Gabriel) are also trying to uncover the mastermind behind the kidnapping case. They are also trying to find out whether or not Nick actually committed the abuse and murder.
Starring Adrian Grenier to Phoenix Raei
In the Clickbait series , Adrian Grenier plays Nick Brewer, the central character in this Netflix mystery- thriller . Get Out star , Betty Gabriel, plays Nick’s wife Sophie Brewer. Sophie’s character tries to protect her family and fights to prove her husband’s innocence.
Nick’s younger sister, Pia Brewer, is played by actress Zoe Kazan. Before Nick was kidnapped, Pia had a big fight with her brother. So when his brother disappeared, he felt very guilty and immediately intervened to uncover the mastermind behind this brutal internet crime case.
Meanwhile, other members of the Brewer family are Ethan Brewer and Kai Brewer, played by Camaron Engels and Jaylin Fletcher, respectively. They are the children of Nick who also has an important role in this story.
Newcomer Phoenix Raei also joins the ranks of the main cast by playing Roshan Amir. Roshan is a detective in the Auckland area assigned to investigate Nick’s kidnapping case. Abraham Lim, Motell G Foster, Jessica Collins, Daniel Henshall and a number of other artists also star in this series.
The series consists of 8 episodes that show a different point of view each episode
The Clickbait series runs for a total of eight episodes and lasts about 40 to 50 minutes per episode. What’s interesting is that the series unravels the mystery gradually in each episode by presenting the perspectives of eight different characters. Presentations like this succeed in making people curious because every point of view will give vague clues about the perpetrators of the kidnapping.
The first episode of Clickbait, titled “The Sister” , features the perspective of Pia Brewer (Zoe Kazan), the younger sister of the central character Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier). Subsequent episodes of the series also feature the perspectives of various characters such as detectives, Nick’s wife, reporters, and others.