Empire reveals the first look into the new series The Darkest Minds based on Alexandra Bracken’s series. The Darkest Minds casts Amandla Stenberg as Ruby — a young woman who has survived a mysterious illness that’s wiped out most teens in America and come out the other side with powerful abilities. After breaking out of government internment camp Thurmond, she sets off on the run with her fellow powered-up escapees, led by Liam (Beach Rats’ Harris Dickinson), to find the promised safe haven of East River.
The film is expected to be released August 3rd via 20th Century Fox. It also stars Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie. It’s been directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda) and the screenplay written by Chad Hodge (Good Behavior, Wayward Pines).