​Fans Of The Bodyguard Will Love Netflix’s New Original Series 1983

Since The Bodyguard ended we've been left with an empty space in our life for the next thrilling drama to fill.

Netflix's latest original series 1983 could be just the drama we need to fill the space left by The Bodyguard.

1983 is actually set in 2003, 20 years after a violent bombing in Poland and follows a plot we're pretty used to- the discovery of a massive government conspiracy that reaches back years into the country's past.

In the series, no one is to be trusted as a young law student begins investigating the attack.

As the student begins to discover a government conspiracy there will be a lot of shock reveals, conspiracy theories and suspect looks being thrown across the room.

Despite being a fictional drama, the show is still loosely based on a period in Polish history where the government imposed martial law to put a stop to a country-wide labour union movement.

Credit: Netflix/1983
Credit: Netflix/1983

The official synopsis reads: "The deeply frozen Cold War is heating up.

"Twenty years after a devastating terrorist attack in 1983 that halted the course of Poland's liberation and the subsequent downfall of the Soviet Union, an idealistic law student and a disgraced police investigator stumble upon a conspiracy that has kept the Iron Curtain standing and Poland living under a repressive police state.

"Now, in 2003, after two decades of peace and prosperity, the leaders of the regime enact a secret plan made with an unlikely adversary in the 1980s that will radically transform Poland and affect the lives of every citizen in the nation - and the world.

Credit: Netflix/1983
Credit: Netflix/1983

"What these two men discover has the potential to ignite a revolution and those in power will stop at nothing to keep it a secret."

The young law student, who doesn't have a name yet, is played by Polish actor Maciej Musiał, who is well known in Poland and also stars in Netflix's upcoming sci-fi series The Witcher.

The trailer for 1983 doesn't give too much about the series away either but from what viewers do get to see it looks amazing.

An unseen narrator says in the trailer: "I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep.

Credit: Netflix/1983
Credit: Netflix/1983

"I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

At the end of the trailer there is another reference to the farm and wild animals. The narrator says: "Never forget. Your people are a nation of sheep. They need a lion."

Whether that lion is the law student we don't know but whoever it is we bet they're going to make sure the series is full of shocking moments.

So far there has been no word on a release date for 1983 but it is expected to be released before the end of 2018.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix/1983

Bethany Gleave

Bethany Gleave is a Freelance Journalist at PRETTY52 and joined the team in 2018. She is a Multimedia Journalism graduate from the University of Salford, and started her career at a national press agency, writing breaking and trending news for the national newspapers.

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