Netflix drops first trailer for French Revolution drama La Revolution

This doesn't look like one for the faint-hearted...

La Revolution

Netflix has dropped the first trailer for its upcoming French Revolution drama La Revolution – and based on the first look it seems set to be a violent and bloody affair.

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The series will debut on the streaming platform on Friday 16th October and is described by Netflix as “a reimagined history of the French Revolution”.

The French-language drama is set in 1787 and will follow the future inventor of the guillotine as he uncovers a disease – named Blue Blood – that drives the aristocracy to murder commoners.

The trailer starts with a voice saying, in French, “A day will come, when the slaves will break their chains and when the wretched will join forces to raise their cry of rebellion.”

It also includes many brutal executions and members of the aristocracy vowing to destroy the Brotherhood that is planning to overthrow them.

Meanwhile, we also see members of the Brotherhood discuss Blue Blood, although they concede they don’t yet know the meaning of the phrase.

Towards the end, another character urges his friends, “Our enemies are very powerful. But if we unite, there are more of us. Everyone will have to fight.”

With a thumping soundtrack and no shortage of blood on display in the trailer, the series certainly seems likely to be rather an intense, gruelling watch.

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

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