When it comes to spooky narratives, podcasts have been carving out a strong niche for years. It was only a matter of time before the best creepy audio stories get transformed into movies and tv series to reach new audiences. Netflix is taking on Equinox, an adaptation of the acclaimed Danish podcast Equinox 1985.
According to Variety, the series, is a supernatural thriller that follows Anna, a woman who is strangely affected by an event that happened back in 1999. The series skips back-and-forth through time to visit the year of the event and Anna in present day.
Here’s the official description from Netflix:
Anna is only 10 years old in the year 1999 when a class of graduating students inexplicably disappears without a trace. Anna, who was close to one of the missing students becomes traumatized and plagued by horrific visions after the disappearance. In 2020 Anna is peacefully living with her family when all of a sudden the nightmares come back and start haunting her. When the one survivor from 1999 mysteriously dies, Anna is determined to find out what happened to the class, only to discover a dark and unsettling truth that involves her in ways she never imagined.
Equinox is helmed by Tea Lindeburg (Kødkataloget) and executive produced by Piv Bernth (The Killing, The Bridge) and her company Apple Tree Productions. There is no information yet about writers or casting, but production is set to start later this year.
According to Bernth, Equinox is “[…] a very unique story about the difference between reality and imagination and the relation between free will and fate.”
Echoing the format of the podcast, Netflix is releasing the series worldwide as a six-episode arc. The official launch date for Equinox is still to be announced.
Have you checked out the podcast Equinox 1985? What other spooky podcast narratives would you love to see adapted to a visual medium? (My personal vote is for The Black Tapes. I’ve been waiting since NBC announced that they were developing it back in 2018.) Continue the conversation over on Twitter, Reddit, or in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!