Netflix announced ‘Into The Night’ the first Belgian original series
Netflix today announced its first Belgian original series called ‘Into the Night’. This new series will be directed by Belgian duo Inti Calfat and Dirk Verheye (Over Water) and produced by Entre Chien et Loup. It will be launching globally in 2020.
It is a six-part series written and created by Jason George (The Protector, Narcos) who serves as showrunner and executive producer. Other executive producers include Tomek Baginski (The Witcher, The Cathedral) and Jacek Dukaj, whose best selling novel ‘The Old Axolotl’ the series is based upon.
Into the Night tells the story about retaining humanity in the face of a cosmic disaster, as a flight departs Brussels. The series will feature an international cast from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, and Turkey.
Into the Night begins with a sudden solar event, as the sun inexplicably starts killing everything in its path. The show centres around the lucky passengers and crew of an overnight flight out of Brussels, as they attempt to fly west — into the safety of the dark night.
The plane’s manifest is multinational and multilingual, with passengers rich and poor, young and old, civilian and military. The seemingly ordinary travelers share but one thing: A desire to survive the sun — and each other — by any means necessary.
Michael Azzolino, Director of International Originals at Netflix said: “We are happy to announce our first Belgian original series Into the Night. We are excited to work with this great international team of writers, producers, directors and cast to bring this unique series to life.”