'In The Shadow Of The Moon': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about Netflix movie about time-travelling serial killer

'In The Shadow Of The Moon': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about Netflix movie about time-travelling serial killer

Netflix's upcoming crime thriller is a genre-bending psychological thriller fusing science fiction with mystery surrounding a serial killer and an obsessed police officer. One look at the trailer for the movie directed by indie sweetheart Jim Mickle is enough to grab your attention and interest. A lot can be expected from the thriller starring Boyd Holbrook and Michael C Hall! 

Here is everything you might need to know about the psychological thriller coming to Netflix. 

Release date

'In The Shadow Of The Moon' is scheduled to release on September 27, 2019. 


Here is the official synopsis by Netflix: "In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer's crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Locke's obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity. Directed by Jim Mickle and also starring Michael C. Hall and Cleopatra Coleman, 'In the Shadow of the Moon' is a genre-bending psychological thriller that examines the power of time, and how its passing can either bring us together or tear us apart."


Boyd Holbrook as Thomas Lockhart

Boyd Holbrook attends the screening Of 20th Century Fox's "The Predator" at the Egyptian Theatre on September 12, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Holbrook is set to play the role of police officer Thomas Lockhart, the Philadelphia cop who tracks the serial killer. The actor is known for his work on 'Milk', 'Out of the Furnace', 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' and 'Gone Girl'. He is also known for his role of Steve Murphy on 'Narcos'. 

Cleopatra Coleman as the mysterious killer 

Cleopatra Coleman at the “The Wolf Hour” party at DIRECTV Lodge presented by AT&T at Sundance Film Festival 2019 on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah.

Coleman is set to star as the mystery time-travelling killer in 'In the Shadow of the Moon'. The actress is known for her role of Erica on 'The Last Man on Earth'. 


Bokeem Woodbine plays Lockhart's partner

Actor Bokeem Woodbine attends the Bold Films Sharp Magazine party at TIFF on September 7, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

Woodbine is perhaps best known for his role of Mike Milligan on season 2 of 'Fargo'. He also played the role of Daniel in 'Underground' and Herman Schultz/Shocker in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'. 

Michael C Hall plays Lockhart's senior

Actor Michael C. Hall attends Samsung Supper Club with Jack Garratt featuring the cast of Christine at the Samsung Studio during the Sundance Festival 2016 on January 23, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Michael C Hall needs no introduction. The actor is best known for his role of the serial killer and blood spatter analyst Dexter Morgan in the extremely popular 'Dexter' - a role for which he won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. His previous work with director Jim Mickle was 'Cold in July'. 



Directed by Jim Mickle 

Jim Mickle attends "Hap and Leonard" Private Premiere Party at Hill Country BBQ on February 25, 2016 in New York City.

Writer and director Mickle is known for his work 'Mulberry Street', 'Stake Land', 'Cold in July' and 'We Are What We Are'. 


You can watch the trailer to 'In the Shadow of the Moon' here:


The thrilling trailer to 'In the Shadow of the Moon' shows the police finding dead bodies with some kind of a mark on their neck. "I got three random victims, times of death are minutes apart. Bodies are miles apart. How does that work?" a baffled police officer asks himself. We are eager to find ourselves! If the trailer alone is any testimony to the movie, it looks like the movie is going to be a thrilling ride itself. 


Where to watch

'In the Shadow of the Moon' will be available to stream on Netflix on September 27, 2019. 

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