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Netflix Takes the Wraps Off its Mysterious Sci-Fi Thriller The I-Land

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  • Michelle Veintimilla, Kyle Schmid, and  Natalie Martinez in The I-Land (Netflix)
    Michelle Veintimilla, Kyle Schmid, and Natalie Martinez in The I-Land (Netflix)

    Netflix appears to be angling for several fanbases with its latest original series. At first glance, The I-Land looks like a combination of Lost, Cabin in the Woods, and most surprisingly, the streamer's own hit documentary about the doomed Fyre Festival. But as our own Jessica Liese  writes, the show's cryptic trailers raise far more questions than they answer

    SERIES PREMIERE: The first in a slate of new sci-fi shows coming to Netflix, The I-Land opens with ten people waking on an island with no idea how they got there. But while the series initially looks a clone of Lost, it quickly introduces elements that let viewers (and the characters) know they're maneuvering a world where is nothing is as it seems. The series stars Kate Bosworth, Natalie Martinez, Alex Pettyfer, Kyle Schmid, Gilles Geary, and a very sinister (and uncredited) Bruce McGill. Streaming on Netflix

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    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: The I-Land, Netflix