Netflix’s latest post-apocalyptic sci-fi starring Marvel’s Anthony Mackie and Margaret Qualley is pretty bleak. IO takes place in a future where Earth has become uninhabitable to humans. And it looks intriguing!
First trailers are always tricky. Reveal too much and audiences will be annoyed. Reveal too little and audiences are uninterested. Thankfully, Netflix has managed to hit all the right notes with the inaugural trailer. “Scientists predicted what would happen, but it was too late,” we’re warned.
Sam, one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth, is a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world. But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah. She must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth’s survival.
IO premieres on Netflix next week, January 18, 2019.