AUSTIN (KXAN) – Get ready for a weekend of binge-watching!
Netflix’s new show based in Austin is now streaming. “Twentysomethings: Austin,” officially “Roaring Twenties,” debuted on the streaming platform on Friday.
It’s a coming-of-age story where eight strangers in their twenties become roommates. The group sets out to find success, friends, and love while learning to navigate the “new normal” of America today. Living together and leaning on each other, they experience the ups and downs that come with adulthood.
That’s why the show is compared to MTV’s Real World, which made a stint in Austin in 2005.
Lady Bird Lake, HEB and Sixth Street all make an appearance in the show – and that’s not all. You will also hear the music of a Longhorn elder. Leslie Powell worked with the streaming giant to use her songs to help direct the show.
“I live and breathe burnt orange. Any chance of getting a connection to Austin — I’m thrilled,” Powell said. Two of Powell’s songs will be featured in the series.
“Twentysomethings: Austin” will be released in two parts – Part 1 (6 episodes) available on December 10 and Part 2 (six episodes) available on December 17.
Meet the cast
The group of young adults come from all walks of life.
Age 25 / Houston, TX / Unemployed
Abbey is ready for a major shake-up. When she was 20, she married her high school sweetheart, and at 25, she’s fresh out of a divorce. The capital could well be the place of self-discovery.
25 / Eatonville, Florida / Computer Tech
Raquel is driven, driven, and one of the few black women working in IT. She wants to immerse herself in Austin’s thriving tech scene in hopes of making connections to increase the success of the startup she works for.
Age 23 / Greenville, SC / Sales for Dad’s Insurance Company
Bruce’s winning smile melts hearts. He loves baseball and dreams of a career on a professional sports team. It’s always a party when Bruce is around – he lives by the motto “LET’S GOOO!” Bruce hopes to find the girl of his dreams in Austin and start a serious relationship.
Age 26 / Miami, Florida / Unemployed
Natalie has never had a boyfriend and comes from a strict family. She’s boldly outgoing yet adorably charming, and makes it her mission to do whatever it takes to get fucked in Austin, one awkward first date at a time.
23 years old / North Carolina / Model
Kamari has many passions. While he is currently earning money as a male model, he has several entrepreneurial ideas in the works. He loves southern accents and hopes to find a Texan to settle down with. For the next few months in Austin, he wants to play the court, hit the gym, and manifest his destiny…whatever that is.
28 / Fayetteville, AR / Residence Education Coordinator
Keauno is a second-generation American and the first in his family to graduate from college. At 25, Keauno came out as gay after struggling to accept himself all his life due to his conservative environment and Catholic upbringing. Keauno is leaving Arkansas as he hopes to find his place in Austin’s welcoming LGBTQ+ community.
24 / Irvine, CA / Fashion designer
After battling depression, Isha realized she had to follow her passion and started designing clothes. She now dreams of launching her fashion line, Hut Mentality, and having her handcrafted pieces picked up at a retail boutique in Austin.
23 / Austin, TX / Aspiring comedian
Michael recently moved from California in hopes of pursuing his dream of becoming an actor. Unafraid to bombard night after night, he pursues that dream wherever he takes it, even if it’s to a place of failure and forced to give it up and change. The 23-year-old says he wants a girlfriend and is attracted to “the weirdos, which makes Austin the perfect place to pursue his goals.”