Jason Segel and Rooney Mara star in creepy new trailer for Netflix’s The Discovery

How I Met Your Mother this ain’t

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Following Stranger Things and the OA, we’re starting to feel like Netflix have a bit of a “thing” for creepy sci-fi tales involving blonde young women (Eleven’s wig totally counts) and electrodes – and our theory isn’t disproved by the unnerving new trailer for The Discovery, an original film for the streaming network starring Jason Segel and Rooney Mara. 

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We’ve got the blonde woman in Rooney Mara’s character, electrodes on another fella and the ineffable sense of creeping dread that we’re starting to find oh-so familiar – yup, this is a Netflix sci-fi tale alright. Chuck in the intriguing premise – the existence of the afterlife is proven, so people kill themselves to “get there” early – and other stars like Robert Redford and Jesse Plemons, and we’re sold.

Also in its favour: the fact that it’s an on-demand sci-fi series with Discovery in the title that we’ll actually be able to watch soon on Netflix. Step up your game, Star Trek.

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The Discovery will be available to watch on Netflix from 31st March