Netflix has just dropped an epic trailer for their latest thriller miniseries, and it isn’t one to be missed. With a crime transcending the fabric of space and time, this mind-bender is perfect for viewers who like to try and figure out the case along with their favourite detectives. Bodies, the latest crime thriller to hit Netflix, is much more than meets the eye.
As of today, Netflix has released a new trailer for Bodies, a mind-bending and suspenseful limited series about precisely what the title says: bodies. As you watch the trailer, you’ll realise that we are jumping through time as we focus on four protagonists in four different periods, all investigating a similar crime.
What is the similarity between them? Each of the four crimes that occur in different periods is all set in London, in the same part of the city, in the same block… and, as it turns out, in the same street. The similarities don’t end there, as you will realise, just as the detectives do, that they are all investigating the same crime and an identical body that seems to be removed from time. To save the rest of Britain, each detective must try to solve the mystery of what happened to this man.
Throughout the series, we get to know our four protagonists chronologically, and not how they are introduced in the show is Edmond Hillinghead, an overachiever detective in 1890, trying to solve this murder despite no one caring about it. After all, Whitechapel already had Jack the Ripper to deal with. Who cares about this case that doesn’t fit his usual profile?
The second protagonist is Karl Whiteman, a handsome adventurer who stumbled upon the body in the year 1940 and who happens to be an inspector who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty.
Shahara Hasan is a badass female Detective Sergeant in 2014 who knows what she is about. She is a woman with standards and religious boundaries that she won’t compromise on.
Iris Maplewood is an amnesiac in the year 2050, trying to navigate through her unknown surroundings in a post-apocalyptic London, bringing her haunting perspective to the case.
Bodies is based on the graphic novel of the same name created by Si Spencer, an eight-issue miniseries you can find all collected into one volume. With eight episodes of the series set to air and eight issues of the original graphic novel, it’s exciting that the creators tried their best to stick to the original source material, even down to the episode format.
The miniseries was written by Paul Tomalin and Danusia Samal and directed in equal parts by Haolu Wang and Marco Kreuzpaintner. The cast includes names and faces like Amaka Okafor as Detective Sergeant (DS) Shahara Hasan, Gabriel Howell as Elias, George Parker as Henry Ashe, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as DS Karl Whiteman, Kyle Soller as Detective Inspector Edmond Hillinghead, Michael Jibson as Detective Chief Inspector Jack Barber, Shira Haas as Deputy Commissioner Iris Maplewood, Stephen Graham as Elias Mannix, Synnove Karlsen as Polly, and Tom Mothersdale as Gabriel Defoe.
With twists and turns at every corner and a mind-bending plot transcending space and time, get ready for some actual mental exercise as you try to keep up with Netflix’s fantastic thriller, Bodies. The show starts its premiere on the 19th of October, so buckle up. There are only a few more days to wait.