Cruel Summer: Season 1

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Taking place over three summers — '93, '94 and '95 — this unconventional thriller series centres on the abduction of Kate,... More

Where to watch Cruel Summer: Season 1

Cruel Summer: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia... More now on Prime Video.

Cruel Summer: Season 1 episodes

Episode 1.1

Happy Birthday, Jeanette Turner

Taking place over 3 summers in the 90s when a... More popular teen goes missing, and a seemingly unrelated girl transforms from a sweet and awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town, eventually becoming the most despised person in America.

Episode 1.2

A Smashing Good Time

It’s time for the annual Skylin Garden Club Party! Year... More after year after year, the residents of Skylin struggle with the truth around what happened to Kate, keeping their secrets buried and maintaining appearances.

Episode 1.3

Off with a Bang

Victim or villain? Jeanette continues to add fuel to the... More fire as her reckless behavior causes her friends and family to question her even more.

Episode 1.4

You Don't Hunt, You Don't Eat

Kate, reeling from the lawsuit, prepares her defense and finds... More friendship in an unlikely source. The annual Wallis hunting trip becomes the setting for an important first meeting.


As the Carny Gods Intended

Jeannette and Kate cross paths at the Skylin High takeover... More of the County Fair, where one is desperate to prove herself and the other to lose herself.


An Ocean in Me

A new deposition threatens Jeanette’s case. A discovery causes Cindy’s... More suspicions about her own daughter to reach new heights as her relationship with Greg becomes further strained.


Happy Birthday, Kate Wallis

Kate struggles with a family secret she’s been holding on... More to. Joy tries to convince Kate to go on “The Marsha Bailey Show.” Mallory has a birthday surprise.



On the first day of school, everyone learns that the... More drama of the summer is anything but over and that some people will pay more for the consequences of Jeanette and Kate's deception than others.


A Secret of My Own

Kate's closely held secrets and fragmented memories of her time... More in Martin's captivity are brought to the surface.


Hostile Witness

Kate and Jeanette's worlds collide as the court date arrives,... More finally forcing the two young women to answer the question on everyone's mind, but the answer comes with a price that not everyone can pay.

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