15 May 2020 12:37
White Lines is the mystery thriller coming to Netflix - here's all you need to know. From the cast to a first look trailer, here's all about White Lines on Netflix. A synopsis of the series - which comes from Money Heist creator Álex Pina - reveals: "When the body of a legendary Manchester DJ is discovered twenty years after his mysterious disappearance from Ibiza, his sister returns to the beautiful Spanish island to find out what happened. The cast of White Lines on Netflix is led by Laura Haddock as Zoe Walker and Tom Rhys Harries as Axel Walker. In theory, White Lines (Netflix), a 10-part murder mystery set in Ibiza, is very much my bag.
Most enticingly of all, the creator is Alex Pina, the Spanish maestro behind Netflix's biggest non-English hit, Money Heist, a stylish and compelling thriller about robbers who seize the Royal Mint in Madrid. In the opening scene, Zoe Walker (Laura Haddock) and her husband arrive in present-day Almería, southern Spain, to identify the body of her brother Axel (Tom Rhys Harries), who went missing 20 years ago. Well, Netflix has an ideal getaway in the form of new thriller White Lines, from the brain of Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) creator Álex Pina. The series follows troubled Mancunian family woman Zoe Walker (Laura Haddock) who travels to Ibiza in search of answers about what happened to her brother Axel (Tom Rhys Harries) twenty years prior. White Lines is a glamorous, violent, sexy, and colourful thriller with a great lead turn from Laura Haddock and a stunning location in Ibiza is a sunny escape for these lockdown days.
White Lines, while about murder and cocaine (as the title suggests), also probes the house music scene and the English invasion of the Balearic Islands in the 1990s, what Pina refers to as the "golden age" of Ibiza as a cultural hotspot. White Lines owes a debt not only to Narcos, but Scandinavian dramas such as The Bridge and Borgen too, which became surprise hits on BBC4 in the first half of the last decade, proving that quite a lot of Britons are actually willing to sit through subtitles for the right show. In 2018, the final series of The Bridge moved to a coveted 9pm slot on BBC2 and the first episode was watched by over 2m people – previously unthinkable for a show broadcast in Danish and Swedish with English subtitles. "The whole Scandi thing made a massive difference," Ben Richards, who adapted The Bridge for French broadcaster Canal Plus and Sky, says. "One of the things that was fun to do with it was the English characters' slight bafflement at the French never quite getting them," he says.