‘Impulse’ Trailer: Director Doug Liman Returns To The ‘Jumper’ Franchise For New Sequel Series

Odds are, you’ve probably already forgotten about director Doug Liman’s 2008 action film, “Jumper.” While the film wasn’t a massive bomb at the box office, it failed to reach the exact numbers that the studio was hoping for to greenlight a sequel. Now, 10 years later, the “Jumper” franchise is back, but it only has a few things in common with the original film. YouTube has just released the first teaser for their “Jumper” spin-off series, “Impulse.” In the series, we follow a 16-year-old girl, played by Maddie Hasson, that feels like an outcast in her town. Things get complicated when she realizes she has the ability to teleport. The footage shown in the teaser is much more about setting the tone of the series, which seems to be a darker and more grounded take than the globe-hopping, popcorn 2008 film. One thing you’ll notice right off the bat is the distinct lack of actors Hayden Christensen or Rachel Bilson in the series. There are definitely going to be links to that original film, but outside of a hint or two, the exact nature of the connection isn’t clear. Joining Hasson in the cast for “Impulse” are Missi Pyle and Daniel Maslany. However, there is a holdover from “Jumper” that’s coming back for “Impulse.” Director Doug Liman is back on board to direct the pilot episode. The series is written by Jeffrey Lieber (“Lost,” “NCIS: New Orleans”), Jason Horwitch (“Marvel’s Luke Cage”), and Gary Spinelli. The series is based on the third book from “Jumper” series from author Steven Gould. “Impulse” will be released as a YouTube Red series, which means that it’ll be available to those that subscribe to the streaming services premium content. All 10 episodes will premiere in the Summer. Here’s the official synopsis: In the upcoming YouTube Red Original Drama Series IMPULSE, 16-year-old Henry Coles is an outsider in her new town of Reston, New York. With a major chip on her shoulder and no friends, she remains withdrawn and isolated, but everything changes when a traumatic encounter with a classmate triggers something deep within Henry— unleashing a power she cannot control.