Bodies: What is this Netflix time-travelling police series about?

Bodies Production StillImage Courtesy Netflix
Bodies Production StillImage Courtesy Netflix /

Netflix just unveiled a brand new series called Bodies. What is this strange sci-fi police drama about? Find out here!

Created by Paul Tomalin and based on the graphic novel by Si Spencer, Bodies straddles time to show four detectives all working a murder case on the same street in London. Alfred Hillinghead is a by-the-book detective inspector in 1890. Charles Whiteman is a rougher detective sergeant in war-torn 1941. Sahara Hasan is a dedicated, if rash, detective in 2023. Finally, Iris Maplewood is a savvy, tech-loving detective in a dystopian 2053.

Here’s the kicker: Somehow, all four cops are investigating the exact same naked male corpse. As the series bounces across the timelines, the detectives unknowingly are working on the same grand conspiracy to stop a deadly bombing in London. The clock is running out in each timeline, even as the strange murder is the focus.

The series promises to showcase how detective work changes over history from World War II to a darker future and the time-travel aspect and stopping this plot should make for a stunning new show.

Who stars in Bodies?

The big name of the cast is Stephen Graham of Boardwalk Empire, and The Irishman as the leader of a group called the Executive, which is somehow tied into all this. Kyle Soller of Poldark and Andor is Hillinghead, with the rest of the cast handling this strange time-traveling murder mystery.

  • Amaka Okafor as Shahara Hasan
  • Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as Charles Whiteman
  • Kyle Soller as Alfred Hillinghead
  • Shira Haas as Iris Maplewood
  • Stephen Graham as Elias Mannix/Julian Harker
  • Tom Mothersdale as Gabriel Defoe

How many episodes are in Bodies?

All eight episodes are now available on Netflix.

With its amazing mix of basically four police shows in one and the time-travel aspects, Bodies may be the next hot Netflix binge for a cop show unlike any other.

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Bodies now streaming on Netflix.