What is Dash & Lily about?
The story picks up with Dash finding red notebook Lily has placed in a bookstore. In the notebook, she challenges him to a dare and it kicks off an epistolary (letter writing, our fav) romance for the TikTok generation. Through the course of their dares and notebook-swapping letter-writing, the pair get to know each other a little better.
Dash is a pretty cynical person, who doesn't exactly share Lily's enthusiasm for the holidays. We're getting low-level "I'm weird" Cole-Sprouse-as-Jughead-Jones vibes. Seriously, what have all these young boys got to be so cut about? Meanwhile, Lily is a bit shyer. She's still stepping into herself and, unlike Dash, is massively excited about the holiday season.
As they complete the dares and challenges they set for each other, the pair grow closer—though both are worried about what the other will think when they meet IRL. We'll leave it to you to see if they have the holiday happy ending. 😉
Where to follow the Dash & Lily cast on Instagram
If you're reading this following marathoning the entire Dash & Lily series, allow us to re-introduce Midori Francis, who plays Lily. Francis is a 26-year-old Japanese-American actress who's appeared in films like Ocean's 8, the Seth Rogan-produced Good Boys. Her name is Midori Iwama, but she goes by Francis professionally, btw.
She's also spent some solid time in the theatre, having appeared in a number of Off-Broadway productions and in the Globe in London. (Just Shakespeare's theatre, no big deal.) We're pretty much preparing for her to blow-up, Lana Condor-style after her Netflix debut.
Follow Francis on Instagram here: @midoriglory
Like his character Dash, Abrams can relate to a bit of grouchiness. "In the beginning, Dash is a very cynical person. I don’t necessarily categorize myself in that way, but on some days, I can relate to that a bit," he explained to Us Weekly.
Abrams is kind of building a name for himself with these book-inspired YA roles. You might remember him from his film with Riverdale's Lili Reinhart, Chemical Hearts, or from the movie version of John Green's YA novel Paper Towns with Cara Delevingne. He doesn't appear to have any social media accounts.
You can watch the official trailer for Dash & Lily below and catch it o Netflix when it's out on the 10th of November.