Stephen Graham’s Netflix drama Bodies gets thrilling new trailer

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12 Oct 2023, 10:24

Stephen Graham in Bodies (Netflix)

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The official trailer for genre-bending Netflix series Bodies has landed, and fans have been given an even better glimpse into Stephen Graham’s rather mysterious character. 

The mind-boggling drama is based on the critically-acclaimed graphic novel of the same name by Si Spencer, and is set across multiple eras.  

Bodies follows four detectives across four different decades on a mission to investigate a brutal murder. The twist? The victims are identical, lived decades apart but appear on the exact same day across the years.

Peaky Blinders actor Graham stars as an enigmatic political leader in 2053, Elias Mannix, who is a potential link to the four cases.

Alongside Graham are Andor's Kyle Soller as DI Hillinghead in the first 1890s-based case, followed by The Great's Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as DS Whiteman in 1941, The Responder's Amaka Okafor as DS Hasan in 2023, and Unorthodox star Shira Haas as DS Maplewood in 2053.

The dramatic new trailer shows each detective stumbling upon their murdered body, as more impossible details come to light. 

“You’ve fallen down a rabbit hole. I can’t follow you,” DS Hasan’s superior explains. 

Meanwhile, ominous political leader Mannix says: “The body is from the past, present and future” as DS Maplewood struggles to deal with the realities of the murder. 

“It’s hard to grasp isn’t it? I'm going to tell you everything. It's going to blow your mind," Mannix continues. 

The utterly bonkers premise sounds like a real thrill ride for audiences, but for show creator Paul Tomalin, it was almost too big a project to take on. 

Initially saying no to being behind the series, Paul told and other press at a Bodies Q&A that the project felt “too strange to get made.”

He was eventually persuaded by the creative demand of Bodies, and explained: “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 lands on Netflix on Thursday 19th October.