Netflix seems to be focusing more and more on science fiction these days. Their latest is an adaptation of the French web series Osmosis, which aired in 2015.
The show got attention for being a sort of “French Black Mirror,” touching on the way technology could affect our lives for better or for worse in the near future.
Osmosis takes place in the near future in Paris, when technology has managed to decypher a code for real love. Using data gathered from a device implanted in human brains, the Osmosis app guarantees that users will find true love.
But behind that guarantee, there’s a big price to pay. Those who use the app lose all rights to their private life, in addition to lots of other issues yet to be revealed…
On that basis, Osmosis will address themes like transhumanism, privacy, and how our relationships with others will evolve as technology progresses.
These topics are very similar to some of the best episodes of Black Mirror, such as the famous “The Entire History of You” in which a couple falls apart after having access to recordings of all their memories.
An Apple exec recently said that this type of technology is not far off, so we’re likely to face some of these challenges IRL very soon.
In the meantime, we can flip out watching Osmosis, created by Audrey Fouché and produced by Aude Albano and Claude Chelli.
The original web series was created by three brothers, Gabriel, Louis and William Chiche. The Netflix adaptation will be shot in France, and production is expected to begin in 2018.
Osmosis isn’t the only French series Netflix is taking on. As Erik Barmack, Vice-President of International Originals at Netflix, explained in a press release:
“We are delighted to work with such talented French storytellers and producers for one of our next French original series.
Osmosis involves with finesse mystery, suspense and romance for a French and global audience to enjoy.
This will also be one of at least six new European original series to be announced before the end of 2017, with the promise of more french content that we are thrilled to be working on.”
by Marion Olité |