The YouTube Premium series Impulse will return for a new season that continues to tackle both science fiction and social issues.
Based on the YA novel of the same name by Steven Gould, Impulse follows 16-year-old Henrietta “Henry” Coles who first experiences her ability to mentally move objects as well as teleport during an attempted rape by her high school’s basketball star captain. She has a seizure and teleports, inadvertently crushing him with her inherent telekinesis, leaving him a paraplegic. The series addresses Henry’s need to reconcile what her assaulter tried to do with the consequence, as well as coming to terms with her new powers, which are triggered by feelings of fear from the attack.
Impulse returns for a second season this October, and focuses on the long term consequences of sexual assault. The complete first season is now available for free to binge on YouTube Premium.