As if the plot itself wasn't exciting enough, the narration should captivate viewers even more in front of the screen. Each episode is told from a different perspective. The events are sometimes described from Jeanette's point of view, sometimes from Kate's, so that in each episode the focus is more on one or the other main actress. The series "Cruel Summer" is not only reminiscent of "Pretty Little Liars" and "The Sinner", but also a bit of the Netflix hit "Dead Girls Don't Lie", which also gets to the bottom of a tragic event and in each one Episode highlights the story of another character who was - directly or indirectly - involved in it. Speaking of "The Sinner": The fact that the new teen series resembles the psychological thriller with and by Jessica Biel is no coincidence, since the 39-year-old is one of the producers of "Cruel Summer" and her production company "Iron Ocean Productions " behind.