Watch the heart-pounding first trailer for Amazon Prime Video’s YA drama Panic

EW has your exclusive first look at Amazon Prime Video’s new YA series, adapted from Lauren Oliver’s bestselling novel about graduating seniors who participate in a high-stakes, life-or-death game of challenges for prize money that they see is the only way out of their small town.

It seems, in some ways, courageous to play the game, but it becomes very clear that the game is a false trap, and the things that people are afraid of are the ones that can’t be placed into a challenge.

“And then when we cast Ray Nicholson, the more I saw him, I just did not believe that you would be committed to or even credibly believe over time that he is that villain.

There are other changes to the story that will surprise readers along the way, but Ray’s character development and how it affects the other character’s journeys — especially Heather’s — will be the biggest shock.

Panic is created, written by, and executive produced by Oliver and executive produced by Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Adam Schroeder, with Lynley Bird and Alyssa Altman as co-executive producers.

…Read the full story