Practically without any kind of hype or publicity, this series has arrived on HBO Max and in a few days, thanks to word of mouth and social networks, it has become a highly commented series thanks to its dosage of mystery and its agile mix of thriller , drama and horror. Is about ‘desde‘, which you can watch here, and which originally aired on Epix TV in the US.
It brings together a few more or less infallible benchmarks of success. Of course it’s Stephen King and his more or less detailed and traditional description of life in an American town, with special inspiration in his remembered ‘La fog’, which gave rise to an estimable film that we already talked about here. And there is the mystery that is simmering in the style of ‘Lost’. And of course, we have that atmosphere of latent threat in everyday life that characterizes Shyamalan’s films like ‘The Forest’ or ‘The Visit’, but also his production ‘Wayward Pines’.
It is precisely from her that ‘From’ takes its intriguing starting point: we are in an American town from which one cannot leave, for some unknown reason. The residents try to maintain some sense of routine and normalcy as they try to escape from the mysterious invisible jail. And not only that: the forest that surrounds the city is populated by mysterious monsters that come out at night.
John Griffin, the creator of this series with a practically unknown cast, also has a very brief career: he worked as an occasional writer on the new version of ‘The Twilight Zone’ by Jordan Peele, but the real brain behind ‘From’ is to be found in producer Jack Bender. Bender has been seen working as an executive producer in series that are spiritually closely linked to it, such as ‘Lost’, ‘The Dome’ or ‘The Visitor’.