Imagine a world where the Earth was toxic, forcing humanity to flee to the moon of Jupiter. The world is all but abandoned, but it looks like there is one last person left — Sam (Margaret Qualley). We don’t really know the circumstances, but after one thing leads to another, she meets up with another survivor, Micah, and the two of them work together to make it to the last shuttle heading to IO.
I know what you’re thinking. “It’s been so long since Netflix dropped a trailer. Thank goodness they put an end to this drought.” In all seriousness though, Netflix has been doing pretty good with these sci-fi films, and while we have no way of knowing just how good this one is, it does show plenty of promise. In some ways, it reminds me of Interstellar or The Martian in its more grounded nature, and I do love both of those movies.
Below is the official synopsis for IO:
“Sam, one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth, is a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world. But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah. She must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth’s survival. IO stars Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie, and Danny Huston and premieres January 18, 2019 only on Netflix.”
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