The official synopsis for the series is as follows:
Impulse follows 16-year-old Henrietta, AKA Henry, who discovers she has the ability to teleport. The first time she realises this, she is in a truck with her high school’s Golden Boy, who tries to rape her. She has a seizure and teleports, in the course of which she inadvertently crushes him, leaving him a paraplegic. The show goes on to explore Henry’s need to reconcile what her assaulter tried to do with the consequence, and her feelings about discovering she can teleport with her feelings about the assault.
YouTube has ordered ten-episodes for the second season of the series, which is directed and executive produced by Doug Liman, with the pilot (available for free) drawing nearly eight million views since it premiered on the 6th June 2018.
Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content YouTube, released a statement saying:
This dramatic thriller has all of the right elements — with unexplained events and complex characters who drew us into their mysterious world right from the start. We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Universal Cable Productions and the talented team at Hypnotic to create another intriguing season.
Impulse stars Maddie Hasson, Sarah Desjardins, Enuka Okuma, Craig Arnold, Tanner Stine, Keegan-Michael Key and Missi Pyle.