Here it comes. By now, you should clearly be shoving off some must-watches on your Netflix queue since a handful is already leaving the streaming giant. Don’t be afraid, though, because Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette will gladly fill that up with their sci-fi thriller Stowaway.
You had me at sci-fi and Toni Collette.
STOWAWAY, a sci-fi thriller from director Joe Penna starring Collette, Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, and Shamier Anderson, follows a crew headed to Mars who discover a stowaway within the ship. Coming to Netflix in select regions. pic.twitter.com/2TBLQ5AIH8
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A few days ago, the platform announced that they were bringing the thriller to their libraries. Originally set up by Sony Pictures, Netflix will be giving Stowaway one of the strongest global releases from the platform. Currently, the film is set to release in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India, Latin America, Africa, and some countries in Europe and Asia.
Alongside Kendrick and Collette, the thriller also stars Lost‘s Daniel Dae Kim and Dear White People‘s Shamier Anderson. Joe Penna will be spearheading the director role alongside scriptwriter Ryan Morrison.
According to Netflix, Stowaway‘s story will be as follows:
“On a mission headed to Mars, an unintended stowaway (Anderson) accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially grim outcome, a medical researcher (Kendrick) emerges as the only dissenting voice against the clinical logic of both her commander (Collette) and the ship’s biologist (Kim).”
Netflix has a strong sci-fi library. If you’re a fan of the genre, surely you’ve watched some of their Originals in I Am Mother, Away, and the Lost in Space reboot. Considering that George Clooney-directed-and-starred The Midnight Sky is also coming to the platform, it speaks volumes of how much the streamer is willing to flaunt such a library.
Stowaway brings a lot of power to Netflix, one of their biggest moves alongside the unfortunate updates of some of their most-watched series leaving.