The Squad trailer


Aidy Bryant

Venessa Bayer

Kenan Thompson

[Cut to young people having a house party]

Male voice: The world was their’s until one day.

[Cut to Aidy and Venessa in the car. Venessa is driving.]

Aidy: We’re gonna be friends forever, right? Like, even after graduation?

Venessa: Are you kidding me? All we need is each other.

Male voice: The world changed.

[The radio starts making sounds. Aidy and Venessa look at the radio screen when they get into an accident.] [Cut to Venessa waking up in the hospital] [heart rate monitor sound]

Venessa: Hello? Hello?

[Venessa walks out of the room. The hospital is empty. She sees Aidy there too.]

Aidy: What’s going on?

Male voice: In the future.

TV: From Tokyo to London, New York, Bangkok–

[Next channel]

TV: Taylor Swift.

[Next channel]

TV: Taylor Swift.

[Next channel]

TV: Taylor Swift.

[Aidy and Venessa get out. The roads are empty.]

Male voice: It will reach a critical mass.

[Cut to Aidy and Venessa walking in an empty street]

Aidy: Oh, my god! Where did everybody go?

Male voice: In 2015, Taylor Swift created her squad. By the end of her tour, the entire world had joined.

[Cut to a huge poster or Taylor Swift being placed in a tall building of the city.] [Cut to Aidy, Venessa and Kenan]

Kenan: First, it was the models. Then the athletes. Then it was everybody. Police, fire department, Matt LeBlanc. [starts crying]

Aidy: Did you lose someone?

Kenan: Daughters. Two of them. Squad took them.

Venessa: Where are they now?

Kenan: I don’t know. Probably having some sort of taco night.

[Cut to a city. There’s a huge smoke coming out of a building.]

Male voice: It wanted to collect the whole world.

[Cut to Kenan being pulled by someone]

Kenan: Ah! I’m going to meet Taylor.

[Cut to Aidy and Venessa walking]

Male voice: Until there was no world left to collect.

[! looking at the Instagram]

Venessa: What do they do all day?

Aidy: She invites them on stage and they like, walk around for a minute or something.

Venessa: And then? What?

Aidy: That’s it!

Kenan: It’s cold. It’s getting colder. All the craps are dying.

[Cut to Aidy seeing a dream of a model calling her to join the squad.] [Aidy wakes up]

Venessa: What was that?

Aidy: I think it was a model who does acting now.

[Cut to a truck full of men with a speaker searching for people.]

Speaker: Join us. Everybody! We’re going to layout a matching American flag towels.

Venessa: Who even owns an American flag towel?

Aidy: I think Taylor provides them. She’s actually very generous with her friends.

Venessa: What is happening to you?

Aidy: I don’t know. I think I might feeling her whole deal.

[Cut to Aidy in front of the beam light]

Aidy: I’m ready.

Venessa: Don’t go!

Aidy: Taylor!

[Aidy can’t be seen because of the beam light.]

Male voice: The Squad. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron.

[Cut to Venessa in the empty road]

Venessa: Okay, Taylor. I’m ready. Just, wherever you are. Can kind of sweep me up or whatever.

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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