This summer, Netflix will take viewers on a wild ride across the sunshine state in its upcoming limited series, Florida man. The streamer revealed the first look of the show in the trailer, while also announcing the release date. Edgar Ramirez (American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace) leads the show as ex-cop and recovering drug addict Mike Valentine, who hunts down a runaway lady at the behest of his ex-lover, a Philly mobster who owes him money. We’ve all seen the popular internet memes about Florida Man, and while the show appears to be a more serious crime thriller, the trailer shows that it touches on some of the supernatural aspects popularized by the meme.
The minute-long teaser begins with Mike contemplating his return to Florida, which obviously hasn’t been kind to him. He’s lost his job and is in the process of getting clean, so when a friend suggests he go to Florida to change his luck, he doesn’t oblige. However, Mike can’t let go of his past and eventually returns to Florida to try to pay off his debt to the Philly mafia by helping him track down his runaway girlfriend. Mike hopes to quickly complete this little mission and return to a sane environment, but instead he is faced with all the problems he hoped to avoid. The trailer gives a glimpse of the crime spree that ravages the city as random people are seen doing strange things with clearly malicious intentions.
“Mike gets into situations that put the best ‘Florida Man’ memes to shame” Netflix teased earlier show from Jason Bateman‘s production company, Aggregate Films. Florida screenwriter Donald Todd (Ugly Betty, This is us) serves as the show’s creator and presenter talked about the series; “(People) laugh at the mugs and the captions, but what’s behind the meme? The brightest sun casts the darkest shadows, so people can hide in the shadows. All of this creates an ethos that is perfect for a bright and gritty crime story.
In addition to Ramirez, Florida man features are also available Anthony LaPaglia, Abbey Lee, Otmara Marrero, Lex Scott Davis Among others. Miguel Arteta will direct the first and second episodes. Other directors Julian Farino, Haifa Al Mansourand Kevin Bray. Arteta serves as an executive producer along with Bateman and Michael Costigan.
Florida man All 7 episodes premiere on April 13 exclusively on Netflix.
Check out the official synopsis and trailer Florida man below:
“In Florida Man, when a struggling ex-cop is forced to return to his home state of Florida to find the girlfriend of a Philly mobster on the run, a fast-paced gig turns into a trip into buried family secrets and an increasingly futile endeavor. do right where p goes wrong. The series is described as a wild odyssey for shady people to sunny places in the spirit of Body Heat and Elmore Leonard’s Out Of Sight.”