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Netflix releases trailer for its first-ever Christian musical

The trailer of Netflix’s first original faith-based musical, "A Week Away," showcases the film’s redemptive themes wrapped in a teenage romance. "A Week Away" features a slew of rearranged contemporary Christian music hits and a high-profile Hollywood cast. Some of the actors include Sherri Shepherd, David Koechner, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling and Iain Tucker.


The musical, which was filmed in Nashville, Tennessee, follows “troubled teen Will Hawkins who has a run-in with the law that puts him at an important crossroads: go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. At first, a fish-out-of-water, Will opens his heart, discovers love with a camp regular, and a sense of belonging in the last place he expected to find it,” according to Netflix.

The idea for the movie came from the creator and producer Alan Powell, a Christian singer and actor who co-wrote the screenplay with Kali Bailey. He was inspired to write the script after chatting with his brother-in-law, who runs a youth group.

In an earlier interview with The Christian Post, Powell recalled how much his daughters consumed musicals on Netflix. He said that to have his musical featured on Netflix was a dream come true.


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