The OA (2016–2019)
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After 7 years missing, a blind girl, Prairie, is found and can now see. She also says her name is The OA, and a lot more mysteries surround her.


Zal Batmanglij


Brit Marling (created by), Zal Batmanglij (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brit Marling ... Prairie Johnson
Emory Cohen ... Homer Roberts
Scott Wilson ... Abel Johnson
Phyllis Smith ... Elizabeth 'Betty' Broderick-Allen
Alice Krige ... Nancy Johnson
Patrick Gibson ... Steve Winchell
Brendan Meyer ... Jesse
Brandon Perea ... Alfonso 'French' Sosa
Ian Alexander ... Buck Vu
Jason Isaacs ... Dr. Hunter Aloysius 'Hap' Percy (credit only)
Hiam Abbass ... Khatun
Zoey Todorovsky ... Nina Azarova
Marcus Choi ... Mr. Vu
Robert Eli ... Mr. Gilchrist
Nikolai Nikolaeff ... Roman Azarov


After 7 years missing, a blind girl, Prairie, is found and can now see. She also says her name is The OA, and a lot more mysteries surround her.

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English | Russian | Arabic

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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The opening titles appear only at the 57 minute mark, 13 minutes before the end. This makes possibly the longest "intro" ever. See more »


The method used to bypass a network password would not work. See more »


ICU Nurse: I don't understand.
Abel Johnson: She's our daughter, Prairie, but she's never seen us before. Seven years ago, when she went missing she was blind.
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Crazy Credits

Opening titles appear at the 57:20 minute mark. See more »


References Strangers on a Train (1951) See more »


Supreme Sound
Written by 'Troy Alcendor'
Performed by 'Troy Alcendor' as Alcendor featuring 'Deca' and 'Wisefool the Cab Driver'
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I don't get it
21 December 2016 | by bogrunbergerSee all my reviews

I really don't get why this show has such a high rating. Granted, I've so far only watched the first episode, so maybe the show just takes off after episode 1, but even the first episode has a 8.3 IMDb score which to me is a complete mystery.

The main character (the OA) acts like she is walking a knifes edge between bordering retarded and mysteriously gifted - sometimes she's secretive to the extremely annoying, and other times she can just persuade people to do things that are so extremely unlikely. No matter what she just annoys the hell out of me, and this may make me biased.

The side characters are okay. The OA's parents are pretty 2 dimensional, and so are most of the side characters (again, judging from first episode only).

The plot is confusing, and the first episode uses almost 1 hour developing what I hope is the monster of all plots 'cause else this is going to one boring train ride.

I'm not going to watch any more of this show. The main character alone is enough reason for me to quit now. She is annoying me so much. Maybe I'm wrong, so if the next episodes rock your socks off, then let me know!

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