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Project Mc2 is a Netflix original childrens' series released in 2015.

When a new girl, McKeyla McAllister, starts at their school and behaves oddly, Bryden and Camryn, with the help of classmate Adrienne, follow her to her house and discover that she's a young spy working for an all-female spy organization, NOV8. As McKeyla is on a mission to protect a prince about to go on a trip to space from an unknown threat, her boss, the Quail, recruits Bryden, Camryn and Adrienne as spy cadets to work with McKeyla.

A second season was released in summer 2016 and it was followed by third (in fall 2016), fourth (released on Valentine's Day 2017) and 5th seasons (released in September 2017).


  • Acronym and Abbreviation Overload: Camryn and Bryden like to speak in long, convoluted acronyms that somehow make perfect sense to them despite requiring a ton of guesswork to decipher.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: All four girls have alliterative names: Adrienne Atoms, Bryden Bandweth, Camryn Coyle, McKeyla McAlister. Season 2 adds two new girls with the same naming pattern, Devon D'Marco and Ember Evergreen.
  • Adults Are Useless: Many of the adult enemies that the girls encounter have Delayed Reactions, get too distracted easily, or are just very bad at hiding. Examples include a teacher basically ignoring Adrienne getting out of her seat for at least a minute to make a theatrical attempt to steal McKeyla's pen, and a security guard leaving his post to watch cat videos.
  • Artistic License – Engineering: Just so it's said: a trip to space requires a lot more preparation and training than what Prince Xander undergoes.
  • Artistic License – Chemistry: A lot of the stuff Adrienne contributes, but the fingerprint powder/churro seasoning she makes in the first episode leaps to mind.
  • Benevolent Boss: The Quail, who is just as concerned that McKeyla isn't without friends as she is that her mission goes well. The fact that she's her mother helps.
  • British Brevity: An American example. The first season was only three episodes. Seasons 2 and 3 were six episodes each.
  • Edutainment Show: Created with the intent of getting young girls interested in S.T.E.M. related fields.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Carson wears a bright neon pink power suit and even chases McKeyla in high heeled pumps.
  • Friendless Background: McKeyla, due to having moved around a lot in the line of work.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The organization McKeyla and the others work for is called NOV8, pronounced "innovate".
    • McKeyla's AI is named A.D.I.S.N., pronounced "Addison".
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Camryn, who built, among other things, a rocket-boosted skateboard and a lie detector that fits inside a tin of mints. Also Bryden, who works more with electronics.
  • Genki Girl: Aside from the more level-headed McKeyla, all the girls are very energetic and enthusiastic, sometimes to a fault.
  • Genius Ditz: All the girls besides McKeyla, despite their personal eccentricities, are brilliant in their respective interests.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Bryden can easily hack into any infrastructure, sometimes with even her cell phone. Some of her hacking is pretty hard to believe compared to reality.
  • Hypocrite: Bobby Stone threatens to press charges against the NOV8 girls for trespassing... moments before he reveals he kidnapped Max McAlister and threatens to kill him if the girls don't keep silent about Max's research.
  • Idle Rich: Prince Xander is apparently incredibly wealthy but spends all his time doing leisurely stuff like travel and extreme sports.
  • Jack of All Stats: McKeyla. Being a trained spy, she demonstrates skills in many various fields, including chemistry and engineering, but the other girls are more specialized in them.
  • Large Ham: Prince Xander is pretty flamboyant. The villains, especially Carson, also exaggerate their acting.
  • Noodle Incident: McKeyla's first mission, which involved something about a Bengali lion, ended in a disaster, and she does not like to be reminded of it.
  • Punny Name: The expert hacker Bryden's last name is "Bandweth" (bandwidth), the mechanical engineer Camryn's last name is "Coyle" (coil), the culinary chemist Adrienne's last name is "Attoms" (atoms), and the environmental scientist Ember's last name is "Evergreen."
  • Rube Goldberg Device: As a mechanical engineer, Camryn creates Rube Goldberg Machines. Her alarm clock is even one.
  • Running Gag: Adrienne correcting people when they think culinary chemistry isn't a thing. It really is, by the way.
  • Social Media Before Reason: While McKeyla is concerned about protecting Prince Xander, Adrienne gets distracted making molecular spaghetti, Bryden is tweeting away about hanging out with him despite that the mission is supposed to be secret, and Camryn is way too fascinated about the party instead of keeping an eye on him. Guess how well the mission goes?
  • Straight Man: McKeyla to the other girls. Being an experienced spy, she is more composed and serious than them.
  • Totally Radical: As a rare The New '10s example, expect constant references to emojis and textspeak.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When Adrienne, Bryden, and Camryn's negligence allows Prince Xander to be kidnapped, McKeyla gets angry and yells at them for messing up their mission. This causes the three to reflect on their mistakes and be determined to take the mission more seriously.