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Netflix's New Airplane Thriller Is Being Dubbed The New 'Lost'

Netflix's New Airplane Thriller Is Being Dubbed The New 'Lost'

Netflix's new airplane thriller Into The Night is filling up our Twitter feeds - and it's being compared to TV classic Lost.

With its twisty plot, plane-crash-turned-global-disaster premise and authentic characterisation, the series bears many of the same hallmarks as the hit noughties series.

The six-part sci-fi drama, available to stream now, follows a group of passengers boarding an overnight flight heading west from Brussels to Moscow.

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In what initially appears to be a hijack, gun-wielding Italian soldier Terenzio (Stefano Cassetti) forces his way through the gates and onto the flight, demanding the flight take off immediately.

It soon transpires that Terenzio is not the terrorist that passengers presume him to be, but one of the only survivors of a deadly worldwide event brought on by exposure to sunlight.

With its twisty plot and plane crash premise, 'Into The Night' has been compared to 'Lost' (Credit: Netlix)
With its twisty plot and plane crash premise, 'Into The Night' has been compared to 'Lost' (Credit: Netlix)

The mysterious cosmic phenomenon means that "sunlight now means death". Urging fellow passengers that he's trying to save their lives, Terenzio advises that the plane must go west quickly.

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What follows next is a scramble to outrace the sun as the strange event wreaks havoc on the world below.

Tensions inevitably rise between the passengers, who include grief stricken Sylvie (Pauline Etienne), struggling to process a bereavement, a young boy destined for life-saving surgery in Moscow, and a social media influencer.

Created by Jason George, the French language film stars Pauline Etienne, ­Laurent Capelluto and Stefano Cassetti.

A deadly cosmic event means the plane must outrace the sun (Credit: Netflix)
A deadly cosmic event means the plane must outrace the sun (Credit: Netflix)
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Netflix's UK and Ireland Twitter account dubbed the thriller: "Lost meets Snowpiercer meets the Midnight episode of Doctor Who." Crikey.

Right on cue, fan reviews are littered with Lost comparisons.

"Currently on episode 5 of Into the Night on Netflix," wrote one impressed viewer. "I started watching it on a hunch it would appeal to me and I was right. It's like a mix of Lost and The Langoliers! I love it."

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Another agreed: "I watched "Into the Night on Netflix. End-of-the-world meets Lost."

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While a third chimed in: "Has anyone watched Into The Night on Netflix? It's like a loop Belgian cross between The Langoliers and Lost and Non Stop and the first episode is bonkers and relentless."

"I started into the night on Netflix and it's kinda interesting, remind me a Lost a lil bit," added a fourth.



Others said the thriller was "astonishingly well-told" and "a survival masterpiece".

Hungry for your next fix of apocalyptic TV during lockdown?

All six episodes of 'Into The Night' are available to stream on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Thriller, TV Entertainment, Netflix

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