Brotherhood and Blue Blood: Netflix Drops Trailer For New Series ‘La Révolution’ Based on The French Revolution

A day will come, when the slaves will break their chains and when the wretched will join forces to raise their cry of rebellion.

This week Netflix dropped the first (violent, bloody… spooky?) trailer for a new original series: a French language, alt-history drama set during late 18th-century France.

But La Révolution does not appear to be simply a retelling of the revolution as you might have learned in your history class. There is something seemingly supernatural in this version of events.

Created by Aurélien Molas and said to begin pre-revolution in 1787, La Révolution allegedly follows Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (yes, the inventor of the guillotine) as he uncovers “Blue Blood”—a sinister condition that spills from certain bodies while others bleed red.
This, of course, happens amongst the political upheaval between the French monarchy and les États généraux or the Estates of the Realm—the three branches of French society made up of the clergy, the nobility, and the commoners, which leads to the outbreak of the French Revolution.
As one would expect, the trailer includes brutal executions and members of the aristocracy vowing to destroy the Brotherhood that is planning to overthrow them. With the appearance of blue blood, the investigation into the murder of a young girl, star-crossed lovers and freaky cult-like masks, we simply don’t know quite what we are in for.

It has been described by Netflix as ” a reimagined history of the French Revolution,” but we’re not sure that captures the intrigue of what we witnessed watching the trailer.

Along with an errie, techno, Dracula-esque soundtrack, this is sure to be a rather intense, gruelling watch — and perhaps one outside your usual programming.

The cast for the series includes Amir El Kacem, Lionel Erdogan, Marilou Aussilloux, Laurent Lucas and Julien Frison.

La Révolution debuts on Netflix a month from today on Friday, October 16, 2020.