Earlier this year, Apple secured the rights to CODA, a drama that earned itself plenty of praise after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Since then, we’ve learned the film will premiere not only on Apple TV+, but also in theaters, in the middle of August. But we’ve been waiting a long time for a trailer.
But the wait is finally over. Today, via the official YouTube channel, Apple TV+ published the first official trailer for the upcoming drama. It measures in at almost three minutes in length, and it gives us plenty of story beats. We get a great look at the stellar cast, too.
CODA stars Emilia Jones (Locke & Key), Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Vikings), Troy Kotsur (The Number 23), Eugenio Derbez (The Casagrandes), Daniel Durant (Switched at Birth), Amy Forsyth (Beautiful Boy), and Kevin Chapman (City on a Hill).
Here’s how Apple describes the film:
Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.
Siân Heder (Little America) wrote and directed the film. It earned four awards from the Sundance Film Festival: the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast, the Grand Jury Prize, the Directing Award, and the Audience Award. All of these were part of the U.S. Dramatic Competition category.
CODA essentially saw universal praise after its festival debut. It is one of the more highly-anticipated films of this year, without question. We don’t have too much longer to wait. The film will premiere on Apple TV+ and in theaters on August 13, 2021.
Now that you’ve seen a trailer, are you looking forward to this one?