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If you love time travel and mystery, you might want to check Netflix’s Bodies. Please note though, that although this limited television series has gay characters, the focus is not their love story. So, if you are looking for a gay love story, this is not the right TV series to watch as the focus is the mystery and time travel aspect of the story.

Bodies is a captivating British science fiction crime thriller series that has intrigued audiences since its premiere on Netflix on October 19, 2023. Created by Paul Tomalin and directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner and Haolu Wang, the series draws its inspiration from the 2015 DC Vertigo graphic novel of the same name, penned by Si Spencer and brought to life through the illustrations of Dean Ormston, Tula Lotay, Meghan Hetrick, and Phil Winslade. Spanning eight thrilling episodes, Bodies masterfully intertwines a mysterious crime across four distinct timelines, unraveling a complex narrative that stretches from the past to the future.

The series kicks off with a chilling discovery – a dead body in Longharvest Lane, London. This grim event unfolds at the same location but in four different years: 1890, 1941, 2023, and 2053. Each era witnesses its own investigation led by a Metropolitan Police detective, each gradually uncovering layers of the mystery that transcend time. As these investigations intertwine, they reveal a web of connections with profound and far-reaching consequences, challenging the detectives and viewers alike to piece together the enigma.

The series boasts a stellar cast that brings depth and dimension to its multifaceted characters:

  • Jacob Fortune-Lloyd stars as DS Karl ‘Charles Whiteman’ Weissman, the 1941 detective who delves into the mystery with a blend of wartime grit and sharp intellect.
  • Amaka Okafor portrays DS Shahara Hasan, navigating the intricate present-day and future timelines of 2023 and 2053 with resilience and determination.
  • Kyle Soller plays DI Alfred Hillinghead, the 1890 investigator whose findings lay the groundwork for the unfolding saga.
  • Shira Haas embodies DC Iris Maplewood, a detective from 2053 who brings futuristic insights into the perplexing case.
  • Greta Scacchi is Lady Polly (Hillinghead) Harker, adding historical depth as the daughter of Alfred Hillinghead and wife of Sir Julian Harker.
  • Synnøve Karlsen portrays a young Polly in 1890, providing a glimpse into the character’s early life.
  • Tom Mothersdale takes on the intriguing dual role of The Body and Professor Gabriel Defoe in 2053, central figures in the series’ mystery.
  • Michael Jibson plays DCI Danny Barber in 2023, Hasan’s superior and the biological father of Elias Mannix.
  • Stephen Graham delivers a compelling performance as Commander Elias Mannix in 2053 and Sir Julian Harker in both 1890 and 1941.
  • Gabriel Howell stars as young Elias Mannix in 2023, portraying a troubled 15-year-old estranged from his family.

Bodies is a riveting journey through time, masterfully blending crime, science fiction, and thriller elements into a seamless narrative. With its rich storytelling, complex characters, and interconnected timelines, the series promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats, piecing together the mystery across eight engaging episodes. Don’t miss this enthralling series, now streaming on Netflix!

Happy viewing!

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