'Into The Night': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's sci-fi thriller series

In this series, humans try to outrun one of nature's biggest powers — the sun

                            'Into The Night': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's sci-fi thriller series

'Into The Night' is Netflix's first-ever Belgian original drama and is based on Jacek Dukaj's best-selling novel 'The Old Axolotl' which sees the humans of earth experience an impending doom because of a "sudden solar event". A sci-fi drama thriller speaks of the need for humanity to get together to outrun a crisis hand-delivered to them by nature. Armed with an interesting strategy to outrun the sun's wrath, the individuals use a plane to keep away from the sunrise. 

Here is what we know about the thriller's upcoming release.

Release date

Season 1 of 'Into The Night' will premiere on May 1, 2020.


The basic point? The sun is killing everyone. The sun turns into an orb that's lethal, killing everyone in its path. The characters in the series decide to board a plane and outrun the sunrise until they experience expected problems such as refueling and food to feed the people on board. So they go, 'into the night'.

Executive producer Tomasz Bagiński says about the series: "What I loved most was the inevitability of apocalypse and the idea that you can run from it in a plane with a group of strangers who don’t even speak the same language. We never really know people we travel with, to realize that maybe those people are now your tribe, people your survival depends on – this is a base for a great drama and a great thriller.”


There are no recognized names that have been signed onto this series. Netflix called it an ’ international cast’ from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and Turkey.

Jan Bijvoet as Richard 'Rik' Mertens

Actor Jan Bijvoet attends the 'Borgman' photocall during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 19, 2013, in Cannes, France (Getty Images)

Jan Bijvoet is an actor and composer, known for his roles in 'Peaky Blinders' (2013), 'Embrace of the Serpent' (2015) and 'The Broken Circle Breakdown' (2012).

Laurent Capelluto as Mathieu Daniel Douek

Actor Laurent Capelluto of 'Operation Libertad' poses for a portrait during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 22, 2012, in Cannes, France (Getty Images)

Laurent Capelluto is an actor known for his roles in 'Mr. Nobody' (2009), 'Amour' (2012) and 'Fils unique' (2011).

The cast members include Alba Gaïa Bellugi as Ines Mélanie Ricci, Regina Bikkinina as Zara Oblonskaya, Stefano Cassetti as Terenzio Matteo Gallo, Pauline Etienne as Sylvie Bridgette Dubois, Mehmet Kurtulus as  Ayaz Kobanbay, Vincent Londez as Horst Baudin, Nabil Mallat as Osman Azizi, Babetida Sadjo as Laura Djalo and many more.


The series is directed by Inti Calfat and Dirk Verheye with Jason George and Jacek Dukaj serving as writers. DJ Talbot, Jason George, Tomasz Baginski and Jacek Dukaj serve as executive producers. The production is led by showrunner Jason George, who previously produced Netflix hit series 'Narcos'.



Where to watch

Catch Season 1 of 'Into The Night' on May 1, 2020, on Netflix.

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