SADIE x Southern Gothic MIDSOMMAR
Every thirteen years, the ultra-exclusive Lake Clearwater community opens its gates for the Cicada Festival—a decadent, no-rules celebration of the insects’ long-awaited arrival. All Neera Singh wants is to prove herself as a musician and save her family’s motel from going under. Her only option is to enter the festival’s open mic competition, and she’ll do anything to win the recording contract prize—even make a deal with the devil.
But the people of Lake Clearwater didn’t earn their riches by chance, and every thirteen years, the beast responsible must be fed.
SECRETS OF THE SOUTH
Season 4: Teaser
(Intro theme song)
Down in rural Georgia, there’s a sleepy town called Corinth. It’s in this town, every thirteen years, that millions of cicadas burrow out of the earth, rising from their extended slumber. As a unified, writhing swarm, they crawl across the forest floor and climb the nearest trees.
Then, as one, they begin to scream.
FORMER CORINTH RESIDENT, LEE WATKINS:
Now I ain’t lived in Corinth in some years, but I still remember the sound of those damned things. Make you go deaf, if you not careful. But let me tell you this: those cicadas bring nothin’ good. And that’s all I’m gonna say on that.
(Phone call ends abruptly)
What makes a town? Is it the people that live there, or the secrets they keep?
In this season, we will explore the history of a dying small town in Georgia, the wealthy lakeside community that keeps the region afloat, and the mysterious deaths that occur every thirteen years.
Because for the townspeople of Corinth, the arriving cicadas are more than just a scientific marvel. They’re an omen.