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Netflix has a new original series hitting its platform soon with the title Florida Man. The show is said to be a comedic drama (a “dramedy”) about a detective wading through the literal and metaphoric swamps of Florida. The trailer hit the internet recently and definitely gives off major Florida vibes. The palm tree shirts, sun hats, and guns shot wanton into murky lakes should be a familiar sight to anyone who’s spent much time in the sunshine state. Yet, when is the show hitting Netflix? Let’s talk about the release date and the big names in Florida Man.
Beware The Florida Man
Florida Man stars Edgar Ramirez as the lead Mike Valentine. You may recognize him as Gianni Versace from the second season of American Crime Story. You may also recognize his co-star Abbey Lee from the popular HBO show Lovecraft Country. The show has Jason Bateman on board as an executive producer. Bateman is the star of one of the most popular Netflix shows of all time Ozark. So hopefully his involvement bodes well for this newest Netflix original.
“Mike Valentine is a struggling ex-cop forced to return to his home state of Florida to find a Philly mobster’s runaway girlfriend,” says the premise of the show. “What should be a quick gig becomes a spiraling journey into buried family secrets and an increasingly futile attempt to do the right thing.”
It seems as though Mike Valentine might an “anti-hero” archetype. Something fairly common in popular Netflix shows like Bojack Horseman and Peaky Blinders. It’s only a limited series, so sadly it doesn’t seem as though its success will equal more seasons. The release date is set for April 13th, so we’ll see about its quality then.
2023 Netflix Originals
At one time, Netflix was the undisputed king of original streaming content. Services like Hulu were keeping up but just couldn’t match the attention of shows like Stranger Things and House Of Cards. Things have been changing fast for Netflix, though. Amid the rising popularity of platforms like HBO Max and Disney+, Netflix’s dominance over streaming is waning. More and more, the company is receiving complaints about its decisions, whether over programming or the platform itself.
It also spans locking down on password sharing or canceling popular original series in favor of reality shows. However, it seems as though audiences are increasingly unhappy with the Netflix catalog. Still, in that unhappiness, they’re turning to services that maintain quality shows like The Mandalorian or The Last Of Us. Hopefully, Florida Man will be another hit in the Netflix library.
Florida Man is coming to Netflix on April 13th.