The first season of Into the Night flew under the radar for a lot of people. Netflix doesn’t generally release viewership numbers, but there wasn’t a lot of chatter about the show on social media when it premiered in May of 2020. But those of us who did watch it tended to like it, giving it a 76% positive audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
That first season followed a group of passengers whose flight to Moscow is hijacked by Terrenzio, an Italian NATO soldier, who forces the pilot to turn the plane around and fly west. Within a few hours, the rest of the passengers discover what Terrenzio already knew – they are in the midst of some sort of global catastrophe where everything caught in daylight dies.
The group deals with fuel shortages, and threats from within and without, as they race from city to city, always west, into the night.
Even without a lot of word of mouth, the show did well enough that a second season was ordered in July 2020 and finally premiered on Netflix this week.
For those of you who haven’t seen the show at all, here’s the season one trailer to get you started. (The trailer is subtitled, but you can watch the show dubbed, if you prefer.)
If you’ve already watched the first part, you can catch up with a recap and then head over to Netflix to dive back into the show for season two.
In addition to the two seasons of Into the Night, Netflix has announced a Turkish-language spinoff, Into the Deep, set to air in 2022.
A free-spirited dive instructor and marine biologist Arman is set to join in a research mission aboard a submarine. However, when the world is threatened by an unknown natural catastrophe Arman and his science crew need to get onboard a military sub to survive. As Arman and his crew try to figure out what’s happening to the world he also questions what the true mission of this submarine is. In the end will he be able to save himself, his crew and so much more than he can imagine?
The character Arman also appears in season two of Into the Night, so apparently the timelines of the two shows will be fairly concurrent.
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