Bodies Trailer: Netflix Debuts First Look at DC/Vertigo Adaptation

The first look at the murder mystery comic's TV adaptation has arrived.

The twisty story of Bodies is officially headed to television. On Thursday, Netflix debuted the first teaser trailer for Bodies, a live-action adaptation of the DC/Vertigo series of the same name. The comic, which began to be published in 2014, chronicles an unconventional murder mystery — one that spans over a century of time. 

Bodies was originally written by Si Spencer, with artists who include Dean Ormston, Tula Lotay, Meghan Hetrick, and Phil Winslade.

What Is Bodies About?

In Bodies, four detectives, living in four different eras, find the body of the same murder victim in London's Whitechapel. They soon come to realize their investigations have them central to a mysterious conspiracy spanning over a 150 years.

The cast of the Bodies series includes Shira Haas as DC Maplewood, Stephen Graham as Elias Mannix, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as DS Whiteman, Kyle Soller as DI Hillinghead, and Amaka Okafor as DS Hasan. Paul Tomalin is the series creator and showrunner.

Is Sweet Tooth Renewed For Season 3?

The other DC/Vertigo series that has been successful on Netflix is Sweet Tooth, bringing to life Jeff Lemiere's unconventional apocalyptic series. Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Netflix has renewed Sweet Tooth for a third and final season. Season 2 of the series drew an impressive 48.3 million hours viewed in its first four days of release on Netflix earlier this year. In Sweet Tooth, Ten years ago "The Great Crumble" wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery) unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what's left of America in search of answers— about Gus' origins, Jepperd's past, and the true meaning of home. But their story is full of unexpected allies and enemies, and Gus quickly learns the lush, dangerous world outside the forest is more complex than he ever could have imagined.

"I love the Arctic story," showrunner Jim Mickle told when asked about how the series might end. "In the comic book I love that, and John Carpenter's The Thing is my favorite movie and I love stories that take place there, so I would absolutely love to do that. I love when the comic opens and suddenly you're on the ship with those guys. I love that kind of stuff. I love where the comic book goes, and the beauty is that we can use the backbones of those things and the big story points of those things, and obviously there's some mythology we have created that does jive with that, and that's the beauty of mixing all that stuff together."

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Bodies is set to debut exclusively on Netflix at a later date.