Trigger Warning: Everything to know about Jessica Alba and Gabriel Basso's Netflix action movie

Jessica Alba teams up with the Night Agent in Netflix's summer action flick!
Trigger Warning. (L-R) Gabriel Basso as Mike and Jessica Alba as Parker in Trigger Warning. Cr. Netflix ©2024.
Trigger Warning. (L-R) Gabriel Basso as Mike and Jessica Alba as Parker in Trigger Warning. Cr. Netflix ©2024. /

In her first movie role since 2019's Killer Anonymous and first acting role since L.A.'s Finest ended in 2020, Jessica Alba returns to her Dark Angel action hero roots with Netflix's summer movie Trigger Warning. The movie star who's been in flicks like Fantastic Four, Honey, Sin City, and Spy Kids: All the Time in the World teams up The Night Agent's Gabriel Basso in the must-watch thriller.

Although Trigger Warning was filmed way back in the fall of 2021, well before The Night Agent ever became a hit series on Netflix, the streamer finally confirmed that the movie would be released in the summer of 2024. The official June 21 release date was announced in May, and it's sure to be one of the biggest new movies of the summer. Here's what you need to know about Trigger Warning on Netflix!

Everything to know about Trigger Warning

  1. Release Date
  2. Plot
  3. Cast
Trigger Warning. (Featured) Jessica Alba as Parker in Trigger Warning. Cr. Ursula Coyote/Netflix ©2024. /

Release Date

As mentioned about, Trigger Warning will be released worldwide on Netflix on Friday, June 21. Like all new Netflix movies, the action thriller will drop at midnight on the West Coast of the United States, while the East Coast won't receive the movie until 3 a.m. For more information on what time the movie releases in your time zone, take a look at our guide to Netflix release times around the world.

The movie comes as a one-two punch of summer action movies on Netflix, as Glen Powell's Hit Man premieres on the streamer on June 7. The movie continues to pack a star-studded punch with Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and Joey King's new movie A Family Affair dropping one week after Alba's pic on June 28. Not to mention, Eddie Murphy returns to his Beverly Hills Cop role on July 3.


Trigger Warning. (L-R) Anthony Michael Hall as Ezekiel, Mark Webber as Jesse and Jessica Alba as Parker in Trigger Warning. Cr. Ursula Coyote/Netflix ©2024. /

Alba, who also produces the movie under her Lady Spitfire production company, headlines the movie as Parker, a Special Forces commando. Having been traumatized in her line of work and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, she's also stricken by the news of her father's sudden death. Parker then takes over as owner of her dad's bar in her hometown. Before long, Parker becomes entrenched in discovering what really happened to her father while also dealing with a local gang and other unsavory happenings in her town.

Read the film's full synopsis via Netflix:

"Special Forces commando Parker (Jessica Alba) is on active duty overseas when she gets called back to her hometown with the tragic news that her father has suddenly died. Now the owner of the family bar, Parker reconnects with her former boyfriend-turned-sheriff Jesse (Mark Webber), his hot-tempered brother Elvis (Jake Weary) and their powerful father Senator Swann (Anthony Michael Hall), as she looks to understand what actually happened to her dad.

Parker’s search for answers quickly goes south and she soon finds herself at odds with a violent gang running rampant in her hometown. Unsure of who she can truly trust, Parker draws on her commando training and proves herself a force to be reckoned with as she hunts down the truth and attempts to right what has gone wrong in Swann County, with the help of her covert ops partner and hacker Spider (Tone Bell) and connected local dealer Mike (Gabriel Basso). Directed by Mouly Surya, written by John Brancato & Josh Olson and Halley Gross, and produced by Erica Lee, Basil Iwanyk and Esther Hornstein, Trigger Warning also stars Kaiwi Lyman and Hari Dhillon."

In an interview with Netflix's TUDUM, Alba opened up about relating to what her character was going through from experiencing something similar at the same time in her personal life. "My grandfather passed away in the process of developing this movie. I drew from a lot of that personal experience when I was doing the movie just because it literally just happened, and I got to actually use a lot of my family’s photos in the scenes in the bar." The director, Molly Surya, also related the movie's themes of loss, having lost her father, too.


Obviously, Jessica Alba takes on the movie's starring role, and though she has been in a number of action movies throughout her long and successful career, Trigger Warning still fulfilled her action hero dreams. (Someone make sure she knows she already was an action hero!) She told TUDUM that she "loved Luc Besson’s La Femme Nikita. I also loved Ripley [in Alien], and I love Sarah Connor in Terminator." The talented star also noted that it had been a minute since she took on such an intense action role.

Beyond Alba, the cast also includes a number of recognizable stars, one obviously being someone who's recently become a huge Netflix star. The Night Agent's Gabriel Basso appears in a supporting role as a "connected local dealer." The cast also features Anthony Michael Hall, Mark Webber, Tone Bell, and Jake Weary in key supporting roles. Take a look at the film's full cast:

  • Jessica Alba as Parker
  • Anthony Michael Hall as Ezekiel
  • Mark Webber as Jesse
  • Alejandro De Hoyos as Harry
  • Tone Bell as Spider
  • Jake Weary as Elvis
  • Gabriel Basso as Mike
  • Kaiwi Lyman as Ghost
  • Nadiv Molcho as Beck
  • Peter Monro as Mickey
  • Stephanie Jones as Georgia
  • James Cady as Frank
  • Jerry G. Angelo as Adam
  • David DeLao as Luis Torres
  • Hari Dhillon as Mohamed

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