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The I-Land Trailer Reveals Netflix's Thriller Event Series

"You were chosen for a reason. Paradise awaits."

Netflix has dropped the first trailer for its upcoming original limited series The I-Land, starring Kate Bosworth as KC and Natalie Martinez as Chase, two women who are a part of a group of 10 people who find themselves on an island with no recollection of how they arrived there. Heck, they don't even know who they are. All that they're certain of is that the island they're on isn't paradise — it's filled with dangerous creatures, treacherous landscapes, and horrors of which they have yet to discover the full scope. 

Trying to find their way back home becomes a feat more difficult than they could have ever imagined. As the I-Land pushes them through "extreme psychological and physical challenges," they are faced with a choice: adapt into better versions of themselves and survive, or stick to their old habits and die.

Inspired by the promotional video for Fyre Festival, the "luxury music festival" that turned out to be completely fraudulent and has since become the subject of a Hulu and a Netflix documentary, the trailer for The I-Land promises terrors abound — and teases that no one who enters the I-Land will ever be able to leave. The reason why? There's a group of people in a control room watching the group 24 hours a day, monitoring their behavior and potentially even altering the environment to make their experience as hellish as possible, all in efforts of ending the age-old nature-versus-nurture debate

It's a little bit Survivor, a little bit Lost, a little bit The Hunger Games, and all types of terrifying. Think of it this way: If you're convinced that the government is tracking your every move online and hate the thought of someone surveilling you all the time, imagine how horrified you would be to find out that people are doing that to you while you're stranded on a desert island with no way of leaving. Yeah, it's some grade-A spine-chilling stuff. 

Now that Netflix's proverbial eyes are firmly affixed on producing innovative original content, it was only a matter of time before a series like The I-Land surfaced. By the looks of this footage, the project should prove a hit for the streamer, roping in subscribers and taking them on a thrill ride like no other. And who knows? Maybe The I-Land, which comes after Netflix experimented with the event film genre by releasing the interactive movie Black Mirror: Bandersnatch in late 2018, could inspire additional limited series of its kind. Horrors, physiological thrillers, and anything even approaching the crime realm always pop off on Netflix, and The I-Land very well could become the latest craze to sweep the streaming platform. 

Also starring Alex Pettyfer, Ronald Peet, Kyle Schmid, Kota Eberhardt, Sibylla Deen, Anthony Lee Medina, Gilles Geary, and Michele Veintimilla, The I-Land is set to hit Netflix on September 12.