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Into the Night: New mystery Netflix series draws comparisons to Lost and Speed

High-concept drama is just waiting to be binged

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 07 May 2020 15:35
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Netflix Trailer: Into The Night

Netflix might have just found its next lockdown sleeper hit.

Earlier this month, the streaming service released a brand new six-episode series from Belgium titled Into the Night, and despite its apocalypse storyline, it’s enticing viewers around the world.

The series tells the story of plane passengers who, thanks to being on board a flight, survive an event that sees the sun kill everything in its path.

Narcos writer Jason George created the show, which features an international cast of actors from France, Germany, italy, Poland, Russia, Turkey and, of course, Belgium.

“Within this high-concept thriller, Into the Night asks a basic question that’s heard a lot these days: can people still unite for the greater good or will self-interests tear us apart?” George said when discussing the show.”

“I was drawn to the idea that a commercial flight is a makeshift community, packing together strangers with different backgrounds and beliefs.

“Sometimes, this leads to the forming of friendships. Sometimes, it’s arguments over armrests.”

Because of its ensemble of international cast members, not to mention the involvement of a commercial flight, many have compared the show to ABC drama Lost.

However, in a recent article about the show, IndieWire said Into the Night “feels less like Lost and more like Speed.”

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