In a world where fracking has turned New York City into a desolate wasteland, one girl learns to fight the power with help from Orson Welles’ revived head. You have to at least give the new webseries Everything’s OK points for originality. Billed as a “post-apocalyptic cardboard punk” series that combines animation and live action, Everything’s OK has a tone that’s part satirical, part dark comedy, and part self-serious, as seen in the trailer below. To hide the fact that the world has gone to shit, smiling robots force people to wear “Gogol Glasses,” which project a much more pleasant reality.
The series is the brainchild of filmmaker Ace Salisbury, who has a self-described “grungy, ’90s-inspired bizarre style” and a “slightly grotesque sense of humor.” The series also boasts an original score by Rob Crow of the band Pinback. So far only the first episode has been released, with the next seven set to debut every other week. Those who think they can handle the grunge can check out the premiere below.