TV & Movies

Bring On The Chills, Netflix Is Dropping A Truly Epic New Crime Series

By Morgan Reardon
11th May 2020

an eerie outlook of a forest, yellow light creeps through the trees and branches on the right.

While we’re super thankful that several states are easing lockdown restrictions, we’re still a while away from full liberation. So, in the meantime binging shows remains one of our core activities—and we’re not mad about it when streaming giants like Netflix are pumping out so many beauties.

Enter, your latest obsession, The Woods. Honestly, even the name gives us a little spine tingle.

The series is based on author Harlan Coben’s novel of the same name—you know the guy who’s casually sold 70 million books worldwide? Still not familiar? He’s also the man behind other eerie Netflix series, like Safe and The Stranger

According to Netflix, The Woods is set in two different time spans: 1994 and 2019, and tells the story of Paul Copeland, a prosecutor who is still grieving the loss of his sister from 25 years ago, when she walked into the woods at a summer camp and was never seen again. But now, the discovery of a homicide victim—a boy who vanished along with Pauł's sister, reveals evidence that links him to her disappearance. As hope rises that his sister could still be alive, dangerous secrets from his family's past threaten to tear apart everything that Pauł has been trying to hold together. See what we mean? That’s some pure creepy stuff right there. 

The show’s director Leszek Dawid added, “The Woods is a story full of secrets—a story you will want to follow. Try as hard as you might to bury unresolved issues from the past, but one day they will find their way back to you anyway. What I find fascinating is the way the [show] deals with the idea of a carefree adolescence. Looking back at the time in your life when you lived your most beautiful but, at the same time, your most atrocious experiences. Learning the truth. You cannot go any further without doing that.”

Oh yeah, we’re hooked. The six-part mystery series drops next month, Friday 12 June. 

Until then, have you checked out this controversial true crime doco yet?

Image Credit: Steven Kamenar/Unsplash 

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