Bird Box, the post-apocalyptic thriller starring Sandra Bullock, was a major success for Netflix when it was released in 2018. In its first four weeks on the platform, 89 million households tuned in to watch the movie. In March 2021, Netflix announced that they would be expanding the universe of Bird Box by producing a Spanish-language spinoff. The first teaser for Bird Box Barcelona has just been released, and it gives us a glimpse of what to expect from the next chapter in the story.
Bird Box Barcelona Details
|Title||Bird Box Barcelona: Netflix’s Spanish-Language Spinoff of the Original Film|
|Release Date||July 14, 2023|
|Cast||Mario Casas, Alejandra Howard, Georgina Campbell, Diego Calva, Naila Schuberth, Lola Dueñas, Patrick Criado, Gonzalo De Castro, Michelle Jenner, and Leonardo Sbaraglia|
|Directors||Álex Pastor and David Pastor|
|Producers||Dylan Clark, Núria Valls, Adrián Guerra, Chris Morgan, Ryan Lewis, and Josh Malerman|
|Executive Producers||Brian Williams and Ainsley Davies|
|Synopsis||Follows the story of Sebastian, a man trying to make it out of the city alive while navigating the destruction caused by an unseen force. It reveals what was happening for those fighting for survival in Barcelona, Spain.|
|Original Film||Bird Box (2018)|
|Director’s Previous Works||The Last Days, Carriers, and The Occupant (all sci-fi end-of-days features)|
The teaser for Bird Box Barcelona shows panic on the streets of the Spanish city as the gruesome effects of the unseen force from America make their way to Europe. Similar chaos to the first film plays out as people fall from the sky and madness takes over the country. The debut image of the film shows four travelers wearing tightly wrapped blindfolds, blindly navigating the streets of a blown-apart Barcelona. We don’t yet know their relationships, but the group appears to trust one another as they try to survive in a world gone mad.
Cast and Crew
The film will feature Mario Casas, Alejandra Howard, Georgina Campbell, Diego Calva, Naila Schuberth, Lola Dueñas, Patrick Criado, Gonzalo De Castro, Michelle Jenner, and Leonardo Sbaraglia. Bird Box Barcelona is directed by brothers Álex Pastor and David Pastor, who have previously worked on other sci-fi end-of-days features including The Last Days and Carriers. They have also worked with Netflix in the past on the psychological thriller, The Occupant. Dylan Clark, Núria Valls, Adrián Guerra, Chris Morgan, Ryan Lewis, and Josh Malerman will serve as producers, with Brian Williams and Ainsley Davies as executive producers.
What is Bird Box Barcelona About?
Bird Box Barcelona is a spinoff of the original film and follows the story of Sebastian (Casas), a man trying to make sense of the destruction caused by the unseen force while also trying to make it out of the city alive. Along the way, he will meet other travelers and will need to blindly trust them in order to survive. The original film centered on the fallout of the Earth being attacked by an unseen force that caused anyone who saw it to commit suicide in traumatizing ways. Bird Box Barcelona will reveal what was happening for those fighting for survival in the Spanish city.
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If you haven’t watched the original Bird Box, it’s streaming on Netflix, and Bird Box Barcelona is set to fly onto the platform on July 14, 2023. The teaser for the film gives us a glimpse of what to expect from the next chapter in the story, with its talented cast and experienced crew promising an exciting and terrifying journey for audiences.