Dropped on Netflix on March 20th, 2020, The Platform is a 2019 Spanish social science fiction horror, that threads disturbing tales that are presented in the form of a social allegory. Directed by Galder Gaztellu-Urrutia, the movie is set in what they call, a “vertical self-management centre” tantamount to contemporary prison, where the prisoners in the tower are categorized by floor.
The inhabitants are switched every month between its many floors and are fed via a platform, which is initially filled with food at the top floor, and gradually descends to every tower’s levels, stopping for a stipulated time on each. Consequently, conflict takes birth as the residents at the top can hog at the food if they want, stripping off those who stay at the bottom of their rightful meals. Although residents are switched every month to different floors, no one knows where they will end up.
The movie was Urrutia’s directorial debut, which quickly hit Netflix’s charts, becoming the most popular Spanish film ever. It would have been a shocker if the streaming giant had abstained from announcing the sequel of the movie.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Platform 2.
When did Netflix announce the sequel of The Platform?
On May 11, Netflix announced via Twitter that we are advancing towards the sequel for The Platform, along with sharing a set of new images. As per the reports, Gaztelu-Urrutia is set to helm the sequel, which will be produced by Carlos Júarez, Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, and Raquel Perea, from the Basque Films team.
Extolling the Spanish horror thriller with a 4.5-star rating, Rafael at Bloody Disgusting reviewed the movie by saying, “The Platform takes full advantage of its isolated setting and small cast to instead focus on a high concept, a tight script, and sharp dialogue that will make you laugh as often as it will make you think. This is a funny, heartfelt, at times disgusting, yet also thought-provoking sci-fi thriller that reminds of Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer, but with way better food.”
The story is far from over…
Here's your first look at our sequel to The Platform, the most popular Spanish film in Netflix history, once again directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. pic.twitter.com/onEdPxCxHD
— Netflix (@netflix) May 11, 2023
When can we expect The Platform 2 to be released on Netflix?
At the time of writing this article, Netflix has not disclosed any official release date for the new Spanish film. However, considering that they have shared some images from the movie, we can assume that they have completed the production and are now advancing towards post-production. If this is true, then we can expect the sequel of Spanish social allegory to hit the Netflix library sometime in late 2023 or early 2024 max.
Who are the expected cast members of The Platform?
Based upon the first look images shared by the official streamer, only two cast members have been confirmed for the sequel, Milena Smit who will be playing Perempuán and Hovik Keuchkerian, who will be donning the role of Zamiatín. Smit was featured in Netflix’s The Snow Girl earlier this year as the lead, Miren Rojo. Hovik Keuchkerian is popular for playing Ojeda in Assassin’s Creed and Tabby in The Night Manager. In addition to these confirmed cast members, we also expect the following cast members to reprise their roles in the sequel:
- Iván Massagué as Goreng
- Zorion Eguileor as Trimagasi
- Antonia San Juan as Imoguiri
- Emilio Buale as Baharat
- Alexandra Masangkay as Miharu
- Eric L. Goode as Sr. Brambang
- Txubio Fernández de Jáuregui as Chef
What can we expect to happen in The Platform 2?
In The Platform, the viewers are first introduced to Goregng (Iván Massagué) as he acquaints himself with the cold, dingy and gloomy cell lit with bright blue lights and a giant hole in the middle of the floor that connects all the other levels in the prison, which they hail as The Pit. With the advancement of the plot, the viewers are also introduced to his foil, his new cellmate, Trimagasi (Zorion Eguileor), who initially serves as the narrator for the audience, briefing them about how things normally workaround in the prison.
Every day exorbitant food is unloaded on the top level and is gradually brought down at the bottom. The inhabitants residing at the top level are the luckiest as they gorge on the food they want, at the expense of those residing at the bottom, who have no choice but to resort to a hand-to-mouth existence.
When Goreng suggests bringing changes to this system, Trimagasi sardonically calls him a communist, since he does not want to change the system and awaits his turn to be at the top.
Originally meant to be a stage play, The Platform’s initial dialogue-laden atmosphere serves as an immaculate backdrop for the funny yet thought-provoking banter between Eguileor and Massagué. We expect the sequel to dive deeper into this relationship to shed light on how the poor devour each other and yet, underscore our innate essentiality of being good without any external incentive or threat.
Although Netflix has not shared any official synopsis of the sequel as of yet, Netflix Media Centre has tried to veer the audience towards a plausible tangent that The Platform 2 could take:
Do you think you can enforce justice in the hell of The Platform? And if you try, who’s going to enforce it?
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