Watch KJ Apa and Sofia Carson Face COVID-23 in Dystopian Songbird Trailer

In the Songbird trailer, the pandemic has spread and martial law is in effect. Can love conquer all, including armed guards and a feverish neighbors? Watch KJ Apa and Sofia Carson face it all.

By Mona Thomas Oct 29, 2020 7:48 PMTags
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What will happen if the coronavirus continues to spread? 

That's what actors KJ Apa and Sofia Carson are trying to figure out in the terrifying thriller Songbird. The trailer, which was released on Oct. 29 on Twitter, takes place 213 weeks into a quarantine lockdown in 2022. The COVID-19 has mutated into COVID-23, and leaving your home could result in either contracting the virus or being shot by armed forces. 

According to Variety, Riverdale star Apa who plays a character "who has a rare immunity and is therefore able to work as a delivery man. Carson portrays his girlfriend, who's sheltering at home." To be closer to his girlfriend, the essential worker will have to dodge "martial law, murderous vigilantes and a powerful family" led by Demi Moore.

In the trailer, Carson—from Disney's Descendants—can be seen walking around her home alone on her phone, video chatting with her boyfriend (super relatable) and watching hazmat-suited Department of Sanitation personnel knock down her neighbors' doors if they're suspect to have the virus (not so relatable). 

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In this dystopian future, residents can scan themselves with a thermal detector that will send a signal to officials to visit their home by any means necessary if "an anomaly" is detected. 

As fans may recall, Apa suffered an eye injury while filming the thriller back in July. The actor took to Instagram to share a video of him and his crew trying to pull "a metal shard" out of his eye. In the two-minute clip, after a crew member failed to pull the shard out with a Q-tip, Apa did it himself. 

"It's stuck on there, bro," Apa said as he looked at the injury in the mirror. "It's really stuck. I'm not trying to do that. I'm not trying to do this right now...I have to work tomorrow." Eventually, he removed the piece himself and teared up towards the end of the video when he realized the injury made a hole in his eyeball.