Premiering on the streaming service on January 15, Outside the Wire is set in the future, when a drone pilot is sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself working for an android officer tasked to locate a doomsday device before the insurgents do.
In 2036, America serves as a peacekeeping force and human troops on both sides are supported by robot combatants called Gumps and drone pilots monitoring skirmishes from thousands of miles away.
But after headstrong drone pilot Lieutenant Harp (Damson Idris) disobeys a direct order to intervene in a conflict, the Army deploys him to a military outpost to confront the human costs of his button-pushing.
Harp’s expectations of guarding a fence are upended when his new commanding officer Captain Leo (Mackie) announces plans to infiltrate the demilitarized zone and apprehend Viktor Koval (Pilou Asbæk), a warlord who intends to launch a network of dormant nuclear weapons.
Soon, Harp learns that his theoretical experience as a drone pilot means little out on the battlefield under enemy attack – especially after discovering that Leo is an A.I.-enhanced supersoldier whose strength, speed and demand for results promise to turn his real-world education into a trial by fire.
42 and Automatik are producing. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones produced for Automatik, Ben Pugh and Erica Steinberg for 42, and Jason Spire for Inspire Entertainment.
The executive producers are Josh Horsfield, Fred Berger for Automatik, and Rory Aiken for 42. The co-producer is Charlie Morrison for 42.
Mikael Håfström directed from a script by Rob Yescombe and Rowan Athale.
Netflix previously partnered with Automatik and 42 on In The Shadow of the Moon starring Boyd Holbrook, Michael C. Hall, Cleopatra Coleman and Bokeem Woodbine. 42 has a multi-year first-look development, financing and production deal for feature films with Netflix.
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