Netflix has recently announced its lineup for October 2023, and one of the highlights is a new Western series called Django, set to make its US debut. The 10-episode series features a talented cast including Matthias Schoenaerts, Nicholas Pinnock, Lisa Vicari, and Noomi Rapace.
Django follows the journey of its titular character, portrayed Matthias Schoenaerts, as he makes his way to a sanctuary for outcasts called New Babylon. After his family was brutally murdered, Django has spent years searching for his surviving daughter and seeks solace in this haven. Set between the years 1860 and 1970, the show promises engaging storytelling against the backdrop of the Western genre.
Originally aired on Canal+ in France and subsequently picked up Sky in Italy and the United Kingdom, Django has gained international attention. Despite being a French-Italian production, the series is spoken in English. StudioCanal handles the global distribution of the show.
Beginning October 1st, 2023, Netflix US will begin streaming Django. While it remains unclear if the series will be available in other regions, fans can check their local Netflix libraries to see if the show will be available to them.
Initial reviews for Django have been mixed, with a rating of 4.4/10 on IMDb. The Guardian awarded the series three stars, describing it as preposterous, overblown, and gory, but acknowledging its potential for those willing to invest in its unconventional narrative.
The arrival of Django on Netflix is part of a larger trend of licensed shows in 2023. With ongoing strikes and the economic challenges faced streaming platforms, licensing established content helps fill content gaps and cater to the growing demand from audiences.
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– IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15298382/)
– The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/mar/23/django-review-netflix-matthias-schoenaerts)