Astrid and Lilly Save the World (2022 -)

Just when you thought Buffy and the gang had cleaned up the world of monsters, a new threat has appeared, and only two super quirky girls from Coppers Cove can save us.

Astrid (Jana Morrison) and Lilly (Samantha Aucoin) are best friends. They go to Pine Academy High School and make their own fun. Labelled the “Pudge Patrol” by Tate (Kolton Stewart), the most popular guy in school, they’re often the last to be invited to a party, and his girlfriend Candace (Julia Doyle), holds a grudge against Lilly, her former friend. Fed up with the mean treatment, the girls exorcise their haters. While they get rid of their emotional pain, they unwittingly open a portal from another dimension, setting dangerous creatures free. They also release their guide Brutus (Olivier Renaud), a handsome guy with a horn on his forehead, and he tells them that they are the world’s only hope to stop the monsters that have spilled from the portal. Equipped with new—and odd—superpowers, the girls steel themselves to rescue their classmates and the town from monstrous peril.

Astrid and Lily Save the World stars two young women who defy the typical stereotypes that mainstream TV perpetuates. With their smarts, personalities and determination, the characters don’t let sizeism or bullies get in their way and face adversity with a lot of humour.

Review by Carolyn Mauricette


Jana Morrison, Samantha Aucoin

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Horror, Women's Stories

Canadian connection

Created by Betsy Van Stone and Noelle Stehman
St. John's, Newfoundland, and Labrador