In London, four detectives from four different eras investigate the same murder: an unidentified body in Whitechapel that ends up uncovering a 150-year-old conspiracy. (Netflix)
Four detectives in different decades come across the same corpse in Whitechapel. This disconcerting fact is the starting point for the new Netflix limited series, Bodies, which brings the eponymous graphic novel written by Si Spencer for DC Vertigo to the small screen. The title is led by Stephen Graham (The Irishman), an interpreter with extensive experience in the drama and crime genre.
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The enigma of this story is revealed in four different moments. The discovery of the victim first unfolds in 1890, resurfaces in 1941, then in 2023, and finally in 2053. What makes this case truly chilling is that it is always the same body and it always appears in the same place.
Four different scenarios, the same corpse. This is the mystery premise in “Bodies.” (Netflix)
Netflix, with the first video preview, presents the four individuals who investigate the case. In the late 19th century, in the midst of Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror, Edmond Hillinghead (Kyle Soller) is faced with the challenging task of solving a crime that no one else seems to care about. As he tracks the murderer’s trail of the unidentified victim, he realizes that he has entered a dangerous realm where his own dark secrets could be laid bare.
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On the other hand, in the 1941s, it is Charles Whiteman (Jacob Fortune-Lloyd) who discovers a mysterious body amid the havoc caused by the Blitz bombings in London. Like Hillinghead before him, Whiteman faces the grim reality that his investigations could impact his personal life.
The characters begin to explore a conspiracy that spans 150 years. (Netflix)
In contemporary London, a city engulfed in racist riots, Sergeant Sahara Hasan (Amaka Okafor) becomes obsessed with solving what is hidden in an unidentified corpse. Finally, in 2053, Sergeant Maplewood (Shira Haas) investigates the possible conspiracy after discovering the mortal remains of a person.
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Stephen Graham is Elias Mannix, key role in the thriller tale as an enigmatic political leader. “I’m going to tell you everything. It will surprise you ”, he assures Maplewood in the first teaser published by streaming.
Stephen Graham is portrayed as Elias Mannix in “Corpses.” (Netflix)
In addition to the performances of Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (The Great), Shira Haas (Unorthodox), Amaka Okafor (The Responder) and Kyle Soller (Andor), the British production brings together Tom Mothersdale, Michael Jibson, Gabriel Howell, Derek Riddel , Emily Barber, Anna Calder-Marshall, Will Merrick, Michael Shaeffer, Silvana Damm, George Parker, Alfie Tempest, Ellie James, Zachary Hart, Jordan Baker and Neil Swift.
The premiere of Corpses on Netflix will be on October 19, 2023. The series consists of eight episodes and was created by Paul Tomalin, the mind behind Torchwood and Shameless.
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