Netflix is saving us from boredom during this quarantine with endless proposals, each one more different than the last. Whether you like comedy, drama, or action, the platform has a wide enough catalog to cover your tastes and expectations.
And, from time to time, a series appears that nobody talks about but that becomes your favorite due to the risky nature of its approach. And that is the case of ‘ Into the night ‘, one of the new fictions of Netflix Europe.
Created by Jason George and produced in Belgium, ‘Into the night’ is based on ‘The Old Axolotl’, a novel by Polish author Jack Dukaj. It stars Laurent Capelluto, whom we will remember for the ‘ Zone Blanche ‘ series, as well as Stefano Cassetti.
In the cast, it also stands out actress Astrid Whettnall (‘The Missing’). The plot mixes various types of genres and movies: apocalyptic, airplane cinema, and mystery thriller.
The story begins with a highly unstable soldier who hijacks a passenger plane when only the first few of the flights have boarded, claiming that if they don’t take off, they will all die.
Little by little, we discover that the polarity of the Sun has changed, and, when it dawns, it kills every human being who receives its rays. Fulfilling several of the cliches of the apocalyptic movies, ‘Into the night’ introduces us to several characters.
All of them hide secrets and are morally ambiguous, and that is precisely what makes the series interesting, which is going through a brutal crescendo, and which does not stop its pace until the frantic final chapter of the first season.
Into the Night is an extremely nice watch. It is 6 episodes long and the 40 minute run time of each episode makes the series fly by.
The highwire suspense, coupled with a tight and simple premise, makes it a nice watch on a Sunday afternoon. I mean, it’s not like we have a place to go, is it?