Netflix has gotten into the habit of surprising us with series that manage, without warning, to attract the public's attention. This is the case again with Bodies, this British detective and science fiction fiction, released at the end of last week. Currently in second position in viewings in France, it also enjoys a place in the top 5 globally on the streaming service. We tell you everything you need to know about this new original creation.
What is it about?
Bodies is based on the graphic novels by Si Spencer. In this story, the same body is found on Longharvest Lane in the East End of London in 1890, 1941, 2023 and 2053. A detective from each period takes charge of the investigation.
D 'after the synopsis of the streaming platform: “Over the decades, the detectives discover that their investigations are linked and that an enigmatic political leader – Elias Mannix – plays an increasingly important role. Does he have a role to play in the murder? Or is something much more sinister at play? To solve the mystery, our four detectives must somehow work together and uncover a conspiracy that spans more than 150 years.. p>
Mixing historical story and science fiction, this series is a hit with viewers. The streaming service hit the nail on the head by offering this story halfway between Jack the Ripper-style historical investigations and futuristic thrillers.
Who stars in the series?
We might as well admit it, Bodies does not have a cast full of stars. However, we are dealing with experienced actors: Stephen Graham (Pirates of the Caribbean) will opposite Kyle Soller (Andor) and Jacob Fortune-Lloyd ( The Queen's Game).
Bodies was created by Paul Tomalin. His name may not mean anything to you, but this screenwriter was already working on the series No Offence and The Frankenstein Chronicles.
Good reviews for Bodies
In addition to excellent word of mouth from spectators, Bodies can also count on positive reviews from the press. Thus, we can notably cite our colleagues from the Journal du Geek who liked this series:
Although arousing our curiosity from the start, Bodies seems slightly ripping us off on the goods compared to its original concept with an imbalance between its four stories. But once the machine is set up, we get into the game and we only want one thing: to complete the puzzle until the final piece. A show which will not revolutionize anything, but in front of which we appreciate confronting our certainties with our theories as the mystery disappears.
On your side, and if you have already started watching the series, what do you think? Tell us in the comments.
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