I honestly forget if I've talked about the Netflix series Into The Night in this space. It seems to me that I may've penned a little something something about it at some point, but I could be mistaken. There are so many things I've watched that I've always wanted to write something about that I do occasionally confuse an item here and there, but I never avoid mentioning something out of spite.
In any event, Into The Night is this pretty damn riveting French drama about an Extinction Level Event taking place after being triggered by our sun. While it's a bit difficult to boil the premise down to a single sentence or two, the gist of it is that -- for reasons unknown -- the sun has begun to 'burn off' human beings from the face of the planet. The main characters spend the first season trapped aboard a commercial aircraft flying 'into the night,' meaning they're desperately trying to avoid the sunlight for as long as possible. Since that premise clearly has its limitations, the second season involves them being holed up in an underground bunker -- which also protects them from this phenomenon -- and the focus changes a bit as their goal becomes having the supplies to survive until whatever has gone wrong can be sufficiently 'righted.'
To my understanding (at least, this is as of the last time I looked), the producers were unaware as to whether or not Netflix intended to pick them up for a third season. I know how folks are a bit dour about the show's future -- Netflix has been building a sad track record of dumping shows in the middle of their storylines -- but there may be a little light at the end of that tunnel as an all-new show titled Yakamoz S-245 has stepped up to the plate.
As best I understand the information thus far released, this show takes place in the same universe as Into The Night only it's focusing on an entirely different cast of characters trapped beneath the sea in a submarine (assuming that's the title). Perhaps the growing list of players aboard Into The Night presented some cost issues for producers -- this spin-off appears to be from the same team -- so maybe they comprised with Netflix to continue the adventure this way?
At this point, who knows?
In the meantime, audiences can look for the world to end once more when the streaming giant sets this one out to sea on April 20th. If it's half as good as Into The Night, then I'm signing aboard.
Trailer is below.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!