Inspired by real stories shared with the playwright Katie Cappiello and adapted from her 2013 play Slut, the Netflix drama follows the stories of a diverse student body of the fictional Grand Army High School. The students are up against a myriad of personal issues. In addition to shouldering the burden of PTSD from a recent terrorist attack, Grand Army's characters are facing poverty, sexual assault, the school-to-prison pipeline, homophobia, and so much more. And to top it all off, there's a terrorist in their midst, and they don't even know it. Aren't you glad that you're not in high school anymore?
Read on to meet some of the students of Grand Army High and get a brief introduction to their compelling personal stories.
When Tim's not-so-secret feelings for Joey come to light, their carefully balanced friendship devolves into something much darker.
Brian Altemus Plays Luke Friedman
Fifth wheel Luke seems like a your friendly neighborhood drug dealer, but underneath the charming smile and playful demeanor is a far more sinister nature that Joey encounters first hand.
Lola Blackman Plays Rachel Finer
As Leila's only friend at school, Rachel often finds herself in the unfortunate position of being her conscience. But always being the voice of reason gets old really fast, and Rachel's relationship with her best friend morphs into something even she can't recognize.
Brittany Adebumola Plays Tamika Jones
Tamika is one of Dom's teammates on the basketball team and a core member of her circle. Upbeat and funny, the baller helps keep her girl from taking herself too seriously.
Alphonso Romero Jones II Plays John Ellis
Charming John Ellis — never just "John" — is Dom's longtime crush. But if he has his way, it won't be long before he makes her his girlfriend.
Zac Kara Plays Omar Biller
Lovesick theater student Zac only has for something other than the stage, and that's Leila. However, as he gets closer to his crush, Zac makes a few startling discoveries about that may change his mind.
Guide To Actors And Characters In Netflix Grand Army