The pandemic has been relentless, yes, but do consider that it can always be worse. We’ve seen the virus take many lives, jobs, opportunities, and everything else in between. The fact that you’re reading this article is a sign that there’s more to your life than you know it. However, judging by the newest trailer for Tribe of Europa, we’re not hedging our bets on surviving even a week in that world.

The internationally-produced Netflix sci-fi series takes us into one of the scariest dystopian realms we’ve seen in a long while. From post-apocalyptic groups to killing for entertainment––the newest sci-fi series from the streaming giant is as relentless, if not more, as today’s happenings. Though it is one of the more disturbing sci-fi series in the platform (and there are plenty of those), there’s a certain demographic that absolutely loves these types of stories. One major thing, as well, is that it comes from the producers of previous Netflix German success, Dark, making it more than just promising. Might we go out on a limb and say that it’s sure to become a streaming giant staple? I guess we’ll see about that.

The story, set in 2074, revolves around what seems to be a post-apocalyptic setting. After disaster led to war and from there––suffering of all people. With that, Europe is forced to split into three Tribes, as the title would suggest, obviously. Some sides promote peace while some don’t. Take, for example, the trio of Emilio Sakraya, Henriette Confurius, and David Ali Rashed as siblings from the Origines tribe. However, on the other side of the spectrum, some tribes want absolute power and domination. The siblings are then forced to fight for the remaining dignity of the divided world––what happens next? Well, we’ll have the whole series to find out.

From the absolute genius of Philip Koch, creator of Tribe of Europa, he is joined by Jana Burbach and Benjamin Seiler as writers. As I said, the absolute genius of Koch has led us to believe that the series would be as scary and looming. I mean, post-apocalyptic scenes and bloodthirsty tribes aren’t really the most comforting of things now, are they? Either way, Koch has comforted the people, talking with Collider, that there should be a sense of hope throughout the series:

We noticed that we have to bring out the positive and hope more strongly. We are not moving in a radioactively contaminated post-apocalypse where doom lurks behind every corner,” Koch told Collider. “Rather, we are living in an exciting world where everybody gets back on their feet. A new beginning for the continent, full of hope – symbolic thus its new name: Europa, with an English pronunciation.

I don’t know if Koch had the need to explain what the series really is about, but it does give off some comfort knowing that the series isn’t bordering horror fiction. It might be a little too close for comfort, though, but Koch and Netflix know what they’re doing. Considering the hype behind the series, I think it’s safe to say that we’re in for one of the streaming giant’s 2021 sci-fi special.

Tribes of Europa is set to come to the streaming platform on the 19th of February, 2021. Here are the newest trailer and the synopsis for you to take in the sci-fi genius!

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