This spring, Netflix will release a brand-new historical drama, and we cannot wait. Transatlantic is based on the actual events of journalist Varian Fry, who in 1940 established the Emergency Rescue Committee in France to assist artists and writers in leaving the Nazis and going to America.
Daniel Hendler and Anna Winger are the co-creators of Transatlantic. Additionally, Netflix and Winger announced a collaboration in September 2021, and their first project, “Transatlantic,” is the first international TV drama Winger will produce for the streaming service.
Take a look at the Netflix official synopsis:
Transatlantic is based on the actual events of Varian Fry, Mary Jayne Gold, and the Emergency Rescue Committee. An international team of young superheroes and their iconic charges stay in a villa outside the city where unexpected collaborations and passionate love affairs restore the threat of danger. They are risking their lives to assist over 2000 refugees fleeing occupied France, including several artists on the most-wanted list of Nazis.
The main cast includes:
- Gillian Jacobs is portraying Mary Jayne Gold. She is an American heiress who donates money from her trust fund to help Varian Fry, rescue refugees.
- Cory Michael Smith will portray as Varian Fry. A journalist from the United States predicts the approaching Holocaust and is horrified by the country’s silence.
- Corey Stoll will play Patterson, a U.S. consul in Marseille who believes refugees represent a risk to American values.
Transatlantic Release date
According to the report by Deadline, the series had a 2023 release date set back in 2022. Early in 2022, production started on location in Marseille. Additionally, the series was filmed in French, German, and English. However, Netflix silently announced, ‘Transatlantic,’ starring Gillian Jacobs, will debut its seven-episode first season on April 7, 2023.
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