Amazon has released the trailer for Tayarisha Poe‘s Selah and the Spades, which tells the story of an upscale boarding school run by five factions of students. The film stars Lovie Simone, Celeste O’Connor, Jharrel Jerome, Jesse Williams, and Gina Torres.
Selah and the Spades will be available on Prime Video April 17th.
In the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, Haldwell, the student body is run by five factions. Seventeen-year-old Selah Summers (Lovie Simone) runs the most dominant group, the Spades, with unshakable poise, as they cater to the most classic of vices and supply students with coveted, illegal alcohol and pills. Tensions between the factions escalate, and when Selah’s best friend/right hand Maxxie (MOONLIGHT’s Jharrel Jerome) becomes distracted by a new love, Selah takes on a protégée, enamored sophomore Paloma (Celeste O’Connor), to whom she imparts her wisdom on ruling the school. But with graduation looming and Paloma proving an impressively quick study, Selah’s fears turn sinister as she grapples with losing the control by which she defines herself.