Netflix is preparing The I-Land, a series that looks a lot like Lost
Netflix is preparing a series entitled The I-Land, to the tunes of the Lost, the disappeared.
If Netflix is considered by many as the new El Dorado of creators and spectators in search of originality, we should not forget that the service SVoD became the go-to is still a big business. Between the phenomenal success of the programs hardly classified among the most ambitious (The Feast at the house : 20 years after, carton full in the United States) and problems behind the scenes (the showrunner Beau Willimon may have left House of Cards on bad terms, because he refused to obey the directives), Netflix encounter the same problems as all of the classic chains.
It’s not surprising therefore to see the giant reproduce-tested formulas. Sometimes The I-Land, a new series that has just been commissioned, around a pitch, which strongly resembles the success of ABC, Lost, missing, created by Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof and J. J. Abrams.
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The I-Land will tell how ten people awake on a mysterious islandwithout any memory of their identity, or what happened to them. While they are looking for a way to get back, they’re going to discover that this place hides many secrets. To face the tests and trials of the island, therefore, they will bring out the best of themselves – or the worst.
A synopsis under very strong influence Lost, the missing, with a hint of Cube and young adult type of The Maze, which will be worn by Alex Pettyfer, Natalie Martinez, and Kate Bosworth (also the producer).
Kate Boswoth, quite discrete from Superman Returns
The most intriguing in the history is the presence of Neil LaBute, who will be showrunner, director and screenwriter. Known for Nurse Betty with Renee Zellweger, or evenThe Wicker Man with Nicolas Cage, he has shown a real talent in terms of writing with works corrosive, such as In the company of men , and False appearances. It has certainly worked on the series Van Helsing in producer, but there is hope.
No release date for The I-Land. Netflix has ordered 7 episodes.