Prepare for an out-of-this-world mystery thriller with Infiniti, the new French series premiering on Canal+. This gripping drama opens with the chilling discovery of a NASA astronaut’s decapitated corpse on a rooftop in Kazakhstan. But investigations reveal the presumed dead astronaut is still onboard the International Space Station, which has mysteriously gone silent.
To unravel this baffling paradox, French astronaut Gabriel devises a rogue plan to infiltrate the damaged ISS and discover the truth. Dismissed from duty after a past tragedy, Gabriel assembles a motley international team for this unauthorized rescue mission. Meanwhile on Earth, Kazakh police officer Rozak tracks clues surrounding the puzzling corpse tied to the crisis in space.
Infiniti hooks viewers in instantly through this provocative “body on the roof” premise shrouded in conspiracy. Early episodes switch between the deteriorating conditions in space and grimy procedural elements on land. The show keeps sci-fi and crime drama excitingly intertwined.
Visually stunning CGI realizes the exterior vastness and sterile interiors of the ISS. Claustrophobic spacewalk scenes convey the high-stakes danger faced by Gabriel’s crew. Camera work stays intentionally disorienting to accentuate the confusion. Picturesque Kazakhstan locales contrast the futuristic space settings with an earthy grittiness.
While the episodic storylines explore some familiar tropes, patient viewers that stick with Infiniti will find original twists and dilemmas that defy expectations. The series succeeds at expanding its cryptic setup into an addictive, character-driven mystery circling themes of regret and redemption. Top performances, especially by lead Malik Zidi as Gabriel, deepen the human drama.
For sci-fi and crime fans seeking an engrossing escape grounded by flawed yet compelling characters, Infiniti delivers. Let this lost crew beyond the stars draw you into their fight for truth and survival. But brace for revelations that may launch Infiniti’s intrigue to new heights.