We recently caught up with actor Benjamin Norris to discuss his new YA audio series, Academy, as well his role as Trent in Netflix‘s hit coming-of-age series Never Have I Ever. Inspired by true events, the eight-part audio series follows the story of Ava Richards (Myha’la Harrold), a scholarship student who transfers to Bishop Gray. As Ava tries to find her place in this high-pressure environment, she soon crosses paths with an underground society known as The Night of the Wolf, which caters to the school’s wealthiest students.

Complex characters surround Ava, including Jesse (Benjamin Norris), her star-crossed love interest; Amber (Stefanie Scott), Ava’s frenemy and a bona fide overachiever in every possible way; Noah (JJ Niemann), Ava’s cunning and conflicted handler in The Night of the Wolf; Charlotte (Victoria Grace), her bubbly co-worker at the school coffee shop; Layla (Sibel Damar), Ava’s razor-sharp stoner roommate with her sights on a new girlfriend; and Caden (Robbie Kay), the ladies’ man homecoming king who’s more fragile than he seems.

In our interview, Benjamin talks about what he loves the most about working in the YA world, what listeners can expect when tuning into Academy, and playing Trent for four seasons in Never Have I Ever on Netflix. Watch the interview below.

Stream Academy here.

*This interview was conducted prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

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