'Unit 42': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the Belgian crime drama on Netflix
The detective show features the exploits of a former homicide detective and a former hacker as they learn to work together as officers in the cybercrime brigade
'Unit 42', a Belgian crime drama revolving around a cybercrime brigade, is all set to make its debut on Netflix. Like the hit tech-horror anthology 'Black Mirror', the show dives into a dark and scary world where technology is used by malevolent players to wreak havoc. The series tells the story of a widowed cop who is forced to team-up with a reformed hacker to fight threats on the digital space. Here’s all you need to know about the promising new show:
The show first aired in 2017 on RTBF, a public service broadcasting organization, in Belgium. The second season of the series is reportedly already in production. Season one of 'Unit 42' will arrive on Netflix on June 14.
Over the course of its 52-minute episodes, 'Unit 42' takes us through the twisted world of the Internet. With ever-advancing technology empowering criminals to act in the real world, the police's cybercrime unit must combine real-world detective work with virtual investigations. At the center of this union are Sam, a cop newly transferred from the homicide bureau who isn’t exactly good with technology, and Billie, a "young, feisty policewoman and IT expert" with an agenda of her own. 'Unit 42' aims to tell the very human stories of the show's detectives against the backdrop of crimes that bleed between the virtual and the real.
Patrick Ridremont plays Sam Leroy, the more traditional half of the show's unlikely duo. Sam is a single father who is haunted by the death of beloved wife. Ridremont is a director and actor who is best known for his work on 'Dead Man Talking' (2012) which he also co-wrote and directed. He is joined by Constance Gay as Billie Vebber, Tom Audenaert as Bob Franck and Roda Fawaz as Nassim Khaoulani along with Danitza Athanassiadis as deaf medical examiner Alice Meeks.
The detective show was created by Julie Bertrand, Guy Goossens, Charlotte Joulia and Annie Carels based on an original story by Carels. The series is produced by John Engel, whose previous work include 'Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles' (1994) and 'Little Glory' (2011).
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