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Netflix is adding an apocalypse thriller starring Jodie Comer next week and it sends a very important message

Netflix is adding an apocalypse thriller starring Jodie Comer next week and it sends a very important message

The ecological thriller sees the UK devastated by floods

Netflix is adding an apocalypse thriller to its roster - and it has a very important message.

If you've already made your way through the latest season of Bridgeton and caught up on the wild, real-life drama The Footballer, His Wife, and the Crash, which everyone has been talking about, then chances are you may be looking for something new to watch.

Thankfully, Netflix is pretty on it when it comes to adding new titles to the platform, with a must see movie starring Killing Eve's Jodie Comer available to watch very soon. Check out the trailer below:

Based on the 2017 book of the same name by Megan Hunter, The End We Start From is a thriller that examines how quickly society would break down in the aftermath of an environmental crisis.

Comer stars an unnamed 'Woman' who is just about to give birth to her first child with her husband R (Joel Fry). Following a very intense labour scene, Woman manages to deliver a healthy baby boy, which the couple name Zeb, however the enjoyment of being new parents is swiftly swept away when London (and subsequently the rest of the country) is engulfed by flash flooding.

The floods soon cause a nationwide ecological crisis and, with food and shelter scarce, Woman, R and Zeb are left struggling to survive.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Nina Sosanya, Mark Strong and Katherine Waterston also star.

(Signature Entertainment)
(Signature Entertainment)

The film initially received mixed reviews upon release, with critics praising Comer's strong performance as the film's lead, while other viewers bemoaned the lack of blockbuster action.

Despite the mixed reviews, Hunter and director Mahalia Belo have stood by the film's message, claiming it's important to depict climate change on screen. How else would they scare people into taking it seriously?

"It was the dystopian future novel. But now when people talk about the film, they talk about the present moment," Hunter said in an interview with Sky News back in January.

"It doesn't really feel so future-orientated anymore unfortunately, it feels more relevant in a directly contemporary way."

Jodie Comer in The End We Start From (Signature Entertainment)
Jodie Comer in The End We Start From (Signature Entertainment)

"The feeling is that it's inevitable to some extent, unless some change happens and unless people who have some ability to make change actually really listen to what experts are saying and basically make sure that we aren't living in a challenging state in the future," Belo added.

"Everybody knows we're on an island. Sea levels will rise at some point. You know what's going to happen."

The End We Start From will be available to watch on Netflix from Wednesday, 19 June.

Featured Image Credit: Signature Entertainment

Topics: Film