In the Netflix 10-part thriller series White Lines, Álex Pina (Money Heist) and Andy Harries (The Crown) returns with a new culture-rich storyline, as reported by Deadline. The show is set to premiere on the streaming service on this Friday, May 15th.
The vision for the show was pitched in early 2018 and two years later, it’s coming to the small screen. Played by Tom Rhys Harries (Britannia), renowned DJ Axel Collins’ body was found twenty years after his sudden disappearance from the wild nightlife island of Ibiza. Harries’ character will appear in flashback sequences leading up to his death. Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) plays his sister Zoe Walker, who returns to the island to follow up on the situation. Her investigation is coupled with Ibiza’s party scene, deceit, and darker truths that make her question her brother and her own values in a place where everyone lives for an adventure.
On the character, Haddock said: “She really throws herself in at the deep end. She finds herself in these situations that are hard to handle, but she’s got that strong northern streak…she’s brave, she’s bold, and she’s also making big decisions and owning them.”
Daniel Mays (Good Omens), Angela Griffin (Waterloo Road) and Laurence Fox (Lewis) make appearances too as they play Axel’s childhood friends.
The drama is a fusion of two different points in time and in two different countries, providing content for Spanish and English speaking audience all while having colorfully vivid and aesthetically sounding cinematography. A writers’ room of Spanish writers and a bilingual English writer helped develop the script for the show to come to life as naturally as possible.
The shoot finished up this past October and avoided the coronavirus pandemic putting any wrench in the production of the series. On its timely premiere, Harries said, “Shows full of sunshine, full of light, full of beautiful landscapes are always important. This is a fantastic time [to be launching].” It’s a show that’ll immerse viewers with bright, visually pleasing shots in the midst of being locked away at home during quarantine.