As humans begin appearing around the world with special abilities, Ardenwood, once home to a government operation hellbent on answers, cuts itself off from the nation. Becoming a place where superpowers take center stage and daily life mingles with evolution on a grand scale, it ultimately becomes a haven for some and a prison for most as tourists scamper for autographs and evil plots its dominance.
Within, new rules and regulations are enforced. The Agents of Ardenwood, a specialized police force, is formed. Created to serve and protect those gifted beyond measure, the learning curve is steep, the hours are long, and the pay is lousy. With every citizen a potentially world-ending threat, the daily grind becomes a high-wire act without a net on the best of days.
For Becca Byers, a rebellious teen with the power of geokinesis, standing up to a high school bully catapults her into the world of crime-solving and community service when she is forced to join the AOA or be executed as a result. It's a tough town and an even tougher life when one lives in the gritty gray area between normalcy and the superpowered.
Required to work alongside those she once rallied against, this fresh recruit will need to navigate protocol, finish school, and try to stay alive while dealing with dodgy villains, hefty job requirements, and conspiracies galore. When evil slinks from the shadows, lies become truths, masks come off, and friends become foes, she'll find out the hard way that towns, much like people, have secrets and some will kill to keep them.
Secrets galore and a cast of characters longer than a rap sheet await as The AOA delivers the boom and pow amid an expansive cityscape filled with danger, adventure, and a past that catches up to them all. Visit, stay the day if you're normal, or a lifetime if you're not. Ardenwood awaits, capes not required. Just remember, the tour buses leave at six, always ask before snapping photos, and keep on your toes because it's not always the superheroes you should worry about, the locals tend to bite too.
** Season 1 of The AOA includes Episodes 1-6 in their entirety and the Series Prequel. **