Clickbait is an American-Australian ‘whodunit’ drama that has people binge watching in one sitting. Part thriller, part social commentary, Clickbait follows the lives of the Brewer family, a seemingly innocent family grappling with the aftermath of protagonist Nick Brewer’s abduction. It’s the perfect pandemic viewing for true crime fans.
After a video surfaces on the internet of a battered and bloodied Nick holding an admonishing sign reading ‘I abuse women,’ the show has turned the internet into super sleuths since its release on Wednesday. The show centres on Nick’s family and the police trying to uncover who abducted him and whether he does abuse women. Are you hooked yet?
If you still need convincing, look no further than the star studded cast lead by the early 2000’s heartthrob Adrian Grenier. Think we’re clicking baiting you? Read on to meet the cast of Netflix’s Clickbait, and where you've seen the actors before.
Adrian Grenier as Nick Brewer
Although he will always be Nate Cooper to us, Adrian Grenier helms Clickbait as Nick Brewer, the show’s central figure whose disappearance is the catalyst for a series of unexpected twists and turns across an eight-episode run. This isn’t Grenier’s first time on the silver screen, having starred as the lead in cult favourite series Entourage.
Betty Gabriel as Sophie Brewer
Betty Gabriel is Nick’s wife Sophie, who is left in the lurch trying to preserve her family and prove her husband’s innocence after daming accusations are made. You may have spotted Gabriel before in the Academy Award winning horror, Get Out, and most recently in another murder mystery Defending Jacob alongside Chris Evans.
Zoe Kazan as Pia Brewer
Actress Zoe Kazan also takes on a leading role in this shocking show, playing Nick’s sister Pia. Nick’s abduction takes place following a fight between the two of them, leading the guilt-reckoned Pia to descend into desperation as she tries to resolve Nick’s whereabouts. If you think she looks familiar, you’d be right. Zoe is the leading lady in rom-coms Ruby Sparks and The Big Sick. Zoe’s also dating fellow actor Paul Dano, whom she shares a daughter with.
Phoenix Raei as Roshan Amir
Newcomer Phoenix Raei stars as Detective Roshan Amir, a police officer who is employed to find Nick. In 2019, Raei won the Rising Star Award from the Casting Guild of Australia. We have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more of Phoenix.