Overview

Dash & Lily is an upcoming TV show based on the young adult book series Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares. The books were written by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn.

The TV series will consist of 8 episodes and launch on Netflix this November 10th.

If you’re a fan of Love, Simon, Love, Victor or The Kissing Booth films you’ll probably love Dash & Lily.

Premise

The series is a Christmas-time romance story with plenty of heart and charm.

Lily isn’t having much luck in her love-life, as opposed to her brother. He gives her some advice, and so Lily leaves a red notebook on her favorite shelf of a bookstore. In the book, Lily has written a set of dares.

Meanwhile, Dash, more cynical than Lily, comes across the notebook. He decides to try out the dares.

Dash and Lily both then embark on a back and forth scavenger hunt across New York City, and start to fall in love with the version of each other found between the pages of the Book of Dares.

The riskiest thing the two will do is meet in real life, and see if their love will survive outside of the notebook.

Cast and characters

  • Austin Abrams – Dash
  • Midori Francis – Lily
  • Dante Brown – Boomer
  • Troy Iwata – Langston
  • Leah Kreitz – Aryn
  • James Saito – Arthur Mori
  • William Hill – Uncle Sal
  • Glenn McCeun – Edgar Thibaud
  • Ianne Fields Stewart – Roberta
  • Gideon Emery – Adam
  • Laila Drew – Alice
  • Keana Marie – Sofia
  • Diego Guevara – Benny
  • Patrick Vaill – Mark
  • Matty Evers – Young Dash
  • Brody Scharr – Young Edgar

Filming locations

While many TV shows and films are shot somewhere different to where they’re set, Dash & Lily was actually entirely filmed in New York.

Luckily, the series wrapped in December – before the COVID-19 pandemic had a chance to cause any delays or disruption.

Production

Netflix ordered the series in October 2019, and the series began filming that month.

Lauren Moon, Joe Tracz, Carol Barbee, Harry Tarre and Rachel Cohn have each written episodes.

Tracz is also the showrunner, and executive produces along with Shawn Levy, Josh Barry, Nick Jonas, and Brad Silberling.

Levithan and Cohn are co-executive producing.

Fred Savage, Silberling and Pamela Romanowsky are among the directors for the series.

Episodes and reception

There are 8 episodes in the series:

  • Dash
  • Lily
  • Hannukah
  • Cinderella
  • Edgar and Sofia
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas
  • New Year’s Eve

We don’t yet know what each individual episode will be about.

As for the show’s reception, as the series has yet to premiere, reviews aren’t out yet. The book is very popular and well-rated, however, and even has two sequels. Plus, Netflix are releasing a tie-in edition of the novel in December of this year to accompany the series.

Reportedly, a second season of the series has already been confirmed – so we can assume Netflix have faith in the show and its quality. 

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