Netflix series ‘Bodies’: everything we know so far


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In an effort to boost its output of thrilling epic crime series, Netflix will produce bodies, an adaptation of the 2015 graphic novel of the same name by Si Spencer. Bodies will tell the story of four detectives in four different eras of London who find themselves investigating the same murder, uncovering a conspiracy spanning 150 years.

Created by No offense Y Torch writer Pablo TomalinNetflix bodies will be an eight-part limited series and its episodes will be directed by Marco Kreutzpainter (Beat, Extinction, Soulmates) Y haolu wang (Doctor Who, Pregnant Earth, Lao Wai). The scripts for bodies will be written by Tomalin and danusia samal (London gangs).

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Directors Marco Kreutzpaintner and Haolu Wang

Tomalin is also an executive producer with Kreutzpaintner and Moonage founders Will Gould and Frith Tiplady. The series producer is Susie Liggat, who worked on the BBC-Netflix co-production, Giri/Haji.

Until the series was officially announced, the series was known as «Project IV», which we first reported on in November 2021 (with a subsequent update in January 2022).

Here’s Everything We Know About Netflix bodies:

What is the plot of bodies?

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Bodies book cover – Image: GoodReads

As mentioned, Netflix bodies It will be based on the 2015 graphic novel of the same name by author Si Spencer and illustrators Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Tula Lotay, Meghan Hetrick, and Lee Loughridge.

Here is the Netflix logline bodies since Term:

Four different detectives are trying to solve the murder in different time periods: 1890s high achiever Edmond Hillinghead, dashing 1940s adventurer Karl Whiteman, 2010s Detective Sergeant Shahara Hasan and Maplewood, a amnesiac of the post-apocalyptic 2050, providing a haunting perspective. Together, the four set out to uncover a conspiracy that spans 150 years.

Amazonin turn, gives a more detailed description of the graphic novel and the stories:

LONDON, 1890. As Jack the Ripper stalks the streets, Inspector Edmond Hillinghead, the city’s most diligent detective, applies his skills to an even more difficult case. The victim is an unidentified male. The killer may have powerful allies. And Edmond’s darkest secret may be exposed if he gets too close to the truth…

LONDON, 1940. As bombers shell the city, Inspector Charles Whiteman reigns supreme over its streets. He escaped from the Nazis in Poland only to run the very rackets he was supposed to shut down. But when he discovers a mysterious murder victim, his double life may be upended…

LONDON, 2014 – As racist rioters wreak havoc in the name of their prejudiced patriotism, Detective Sergeant Shahara Hasan leads the fight against them. As a Muslim police officer, she is English to the core. But the corpse she has discovered may reveal something rotten deep below the surface…

LONDON, 2050. As the hallucinating pulse wave ravages the last survivors of a terrifying techno-apocalypse, the amnesiac young woman known only as Maplewood can barely understand the body she has discovered. But this ritual murder is identical to those of decades past, and the bond between them all is stronger and stranger than anyone could dream…

who is cast in bodies?

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Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Kyle Soller, Amaka Okafor, Stephen Graham and Shira Hass – Images: Getty Images

In July 2022, the cast of bodies was revealed with some recognizable names from previous Netflix productions and other well-known properties.

Stephen Graham (better known for Snatch, Peaky Blinders and those of netflix the Irish) will play Elias Mannix, described as the «central character of the story».

shira haas (appears on Netflix Heterodox) will play investigating officer DC Maplewood.

Jacob Fortuna-Lloyd (from Netflix The Queen’s Gambit) will play against DS Whiteman.

Amaka Okafor (to appear on Netflix The Sandman) will play DS Hasan.

Kyle Soller (known by anna karenina) will play DI Hillinghead

More cast members have also been revealed for the series;

  • tom madresdale as Gabriel Defoe
  • michael jibson as DCI Jack Barber
  • gabriel howell as Young Elias Mannix
  • derek riddle as calloway
  • emily barber as Kathleen
  • Anna Calder-Marshall as Lady Agatha Harker
  • Will Merrick as PC Byrne
  • Michael Shaffer as CI Hayden
  • silvana damn as Svetlana Kabliska
  • George Parker as Henry Ashe
  • alfe tempest like sam
  • ellie james like Teri
  • zachary hart as Lee Cozens
  • jordan baker like june
  • Neil Swift as Captain Drake

What is the production status of bodies?

Official production status: Post-production (Last update: 04/01/2023)

from netflix bodies it began filming in mid-May 2022 and is scheduled to film until November 10, 2022. However, some reports suggest that the show could wrap up as early as September 2022.

Marco Kreuzpaintner posted on Instagram on May 18 that the shooting was on day 3.

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via marcokreuzpaintner / Instagram

is being filmed throughout the UK in several large cities including Hull, Leeds, Grimsby, Bradford and Rotherham.

the yorkshire post covered end of June 2022 that Hull had been transformed by the 1940s. They state:

“Hull Old Town has portrayed Victorian London on screen before, as it is home to numerous listed buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, when merchants who made their fortunes in the port built grand residences, warehouses and offices. Netflix also filmed Enola Holmes there. Read more: Hull Old Town

Monday’s filming seemed to focus on the 1940s, with windows taped up to protect them from bomb blasts and news board headlines relating to World War II.

Production on the limited series was originally scheduled to begin in April 2022 according to production listings for the working title of Project IV.

Filming ended ahead of schedule, approximately around October 20, 2022. Marco Kreuzpaintner revealed on his Instagram on October 21 that he was on his way to the farewell party to celebrate the end of filming for bodies.

How many episodes will there be in bodies?

Has been confirmed what is netflix bodies It will have eight one-hour episodes.

What is the Netflix release date? bodies?

Netflix has not announced any dates for bodiesbut considering its very early stage of development, we can probably only hope for a 2023 release date.

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