Back in October, MTV ordered two new comedy pilots: the pseudo-lesbian high school series Faking It, which earned a second season renewal in June, and Happyland, a soapy teen dramedy that dives into the not-so-glamorous behind-the-scenes reality of a popular theme park.
Set to premiere on September 30, Happyland stars Bianca Santos (of The Fosters) as Lucy, a cynical employee and daughter to the park’s perfect princess Elena (Camille Guaty). Desperate to escape the park’s brand of manufactured happiness, Lucy rethinks her desire to flee after the arrival of a new staff member—the son (Awkward’s Shane Harper) of Happyland’s new owner—who brings a scandalous secret with him. (Spoiler: The, er, family-unfriendly twist caused quite a stir at the TCA Press Tour earlier Friday.)
Check out the extended trailer for Happyland, which was created by Ben Epstein and includes uber-producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan among the EP team.