Netflix have released the full trailer for their mind-bending eight-part limited series Bodies. It’s based on Si Spencer’s graphic novel of the same name, it follows four detectives, living in four different eras that find the body of the same murder victim in London’s Whitechapel.
The trailer sees one detective stumble across the fact that the body is identical to that of a previous murder, as detectives from 1890, 1941, 2023 and 2053 try to solve the puzzle.
It stars Stephen Graham as Elias Mannix a political leader. The trailer suggest he has answers to the conspiracy that spans over 150 years, “The body is from the past, present and future,” Mannix explains. “It’s hard to grasp, isn’t it?” he continues. “But I’m going to tell you everything, and it’s going to blow your mind.”
Starring opposite Graham is Kyle Soller as DI Edmond Hillinghead in the first 1890s based case, followed by Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as DS Karl Whiteman in 1941, Amaka Okafor as DS Shahara Hasan in 2023, and Shira Haas as DS Iris Maplewood in 2053.
In an interview with Virgin Radio show creator Paul Tomalin initially turned down the project, saying that it felt “too strange to get made.” He then explained he was eventually persuaded and glad that he went ahead.
Tomalin explains “I thought I might love to throw myself into it, exist in these timelines, and really absorb everything I possibly can and then put it on the page. Three, four years later, it is what it took. It was just this challenge that ultimately I turned down but I couldn’t live with myself if I did. So I’m really glad that I said yes.”
Bodies will be available on Netflix October 19.