INTO THE NIGHT is a new Netflix sci-fi thriller series from Belgium. It’s all about survival in a crazy apocalyptic situation. This series is extremely intense and very addictive. With just six episodes we now cannot wait for season 2. Read our Into the Night season 1 review here!
Into the Night is a new Netflix sci-fi thriller series about a group of strangers trying to survive. This Netflix series has an incredibly intense pace and tends to end each episode with a cliffhanger of sorts. This alone makes it extremely addictive.
Yes, you should absolutely binge-watch this show. With just six 35-minute episodes it’s only around the runtime of The Irishman, so it’s easy to do. Also, let’s just say it’s a good thing you won’t be flying anytime soon. Season 1 has just six episodes and now we cannot wait for season 2.
Continue reading our Into the Night season 1 review below. We’ve watched all six episodes in the season for this review.
The awesome Belgian series on Netflix
Into the Night is a Belgian production and we have a very good experience with series from Belgium. Basically, our expectations were pretty high based on this fact alone. After all, The Break was also from the same country and has had two impressive seasons so far. Also, the crime-thriller series 13 Commandments is from Belgium as well.
You might like: Our review of the Belgian Netflix series 13 Commandments here >
For the two Belgian series, I just mentioned above, the language spoken mostly was Flemish. This time around, most of the dialogue is in French. However, a lot of languages are spoken… including quite a lot of English, so don’t let any sort of language barrier keep you from watching this Netflix series.
The many languages spoken is due to the plot playing out mostly on board an airplane that was supposed to go from Brussels to Moscow. Basically, whoever was on the plane when all this begins, are the people in this show.
We’re actually talking relatively few people and they make up an excellent group of characters. You should get to know them fast and most episodes will include a small flashback to one of their lives prior to the events of Into the Night. This will help you better understand them – and often like them more.
Quite a Motley Crew of characters
From the very first episode of Into the Night, you will be thrown into the craziness along with all the characters. A man forces his way onto an airplane and orders them to take off and head west. He claims to be from NATO and says he’s trying to save them all from dying.
Somehow, the sun has become poisonous (I’m oversimplifying here) and they need to head into the night. Yes, that’s right, this is the explanation for the title. Unfortunately, the airplane is lacking some essential crew, and the passengers mostly consist of the few than managed to get on board before the flight was hijacked.
We’re talking about passengers who are sick or disabled along with their caregivers, and also a few first-class passengers.
Just to make things more difficult, the airplane also has some difficulties that add to their problems. Still, the man with the gun gets his way and the flight takes off. From there, it’s an even crazier ride and you really should be on board (pun intended) for the entire ride.
Watch Into the Night Season 1 on Netflix now!
Jason George is the creator of Into the Night. He has worked on several TV series in the past but this is his first time as a creator and what a debut! Also, Jason George has produced even more series including the Netflix Arabic-language fantasy-horror series Jinn. He didn’t write on this series which could probably have helped it.
You might like: Our review of the Netflix series Jinn here >
In the past, Jason George has written for TV series such as The Blacklist, Narcos, and Ingobernable. All these are series that excel in having awesome characters and Into the Night definitely has the same thing going for it.
I didn’t know many of the actors in this series, which is why I haven’t really mentioned them. However, I do want to say that I think they all deliver some amazing portrayals and manages to create some fascinating characters. Often, they end up being likable in ways you would not expect!
I’ll admit that episode 5 irritated me quite a few times. However, I also have to acknowledge that this really was the only issue I had with the entire first season of this series. Other than that, I absolutely loved it!
Finally, I want to mention the fact that it’s probably a good thing this series is released now when nobody is traveling. I certainly wouldn’t want to go to an airport – let alone on an airplane – right after watching this series unfold. Mind you, the actual flight isn’t dangerous… but most everything else is!
Do not miss out on this new Netflix series! A season 2 of INTO THE NIGHT has been confirmed by Netflix on July 1, 2020. Read our Season 2 review here >
Season 1 of Into the Night is out on Netflix from May 1, 2020.
Creator: Jason George
Stars: Pauline Etienne, Mehmet Kurtulus, Laurent Capelluto, Stefano Cassetti, Alba Gaïa Bellugi, Jan Bijvoet, Regina Bikkinina, Vincent Londez, Babetida Sadjo, Nabil Mallat, Ksawery Szlenkier, Astrid Whettnall
Into the Night begins with a sudden solar event, as the sun inexplicably starts killing everything in its path. The show centers around the ‘lucky’ passengers and crew of an overnight flight out of Brussels, as they attempt to fly west — into the safety of the dark night. The plane’s manifest is multinational and multilingual, with passengers rich and poor, young and old, civilian and military. The seemingly ordinary travelers share but one thing: A desire to survive the sun — and each other — by any means necessary.