Netflix has revealed its first Belgian original series, Into the Night, in addition to building out its slate of Korean original projects with Round Six.
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. Into the Night will be directed by Belgian duo Inti Calfat and Dirk Verheye (Over Water) and produced by Entre Chien et Loup. The six-part series is written and created by Jason George (The Protector, Narcos), who serves as showrunner and executive producer. Other executive producers include Tomek Baginski (The Witcher, The Cathedral) and Jacek Dukaj, who wrote the best-selling novel The Old Axolotl, which the series is based on.
Michael Azzolino, director of international originals at Netflix, said: “We are happy to announce our first Belgian original series Into the Night. We are excited to work with this great international team of writers, producers, directors and cast to bring this unique series to life.”
Netflix is working with award-winning director Hwang Dong-hyuk (The Fortress) on the Korean original series Round Six. The series features the story of people who fail at life for various reasons, but suddenly receive a mysterious invitation to participate in a survival game to win 10 million U.S. dollars. The game takes place at an unknown location, and the participants are locked up until there is a final winner.
Dong-hyuk commented: “I’m already thrilled at the prospect of introducing Round Six to global audience through Netflix. I also have high expectations for the great collaborative work I’ll be having with them.”