Have you ever seen a 13-foot-tall person up close? Well, get ready to in Prime Video’s new coming-of-age series, «I’m a Virgo,» starring Jharrel Jerome. The Emmy winner stars in the quirky comedy — created, written, and executive produced by «Sorry to Bother You» filmmaker Boots Riley — as Cootie, a giant young Black man in Oakland, CA, who’s grown up hidden away from the world because of his humongous size. However, he eventually embarks on an adventure to discover everything he’s been missing out on.
Per the show’s first teaser trailer, which Prime Video unveiled on March 6, Jerome’s overgrown Cootie has been tucked away in his parents’ small home all his life, stumbling around putting holes in their walls because they fear «the world is not ready» to encounter someone quite like him. But as the preview teases, viewers will soon get to take a «fantastical joyride with a young man on his way to do big things.»
«I’m a Virgo,» billed as a «mythical odyssey,» marks Jerome’s latest role since wowing audiences in award-winning projects like «Moonlight» and Netflix’s true-life mini series «When They See Us.» In a February interview with Collider, Riley teased Jerome’s performance in the upcoming series, saying, he «does an amazing job, and people are going to be looking at him with different eyes after this one.»
The show, which Jerome also serves as an executive producer on, stars other familiar faces like «On My Block»‘s Brett Gray and comedian Mike Epps. Ahead, find out everything else we know about «I’m a Virgo» so far.