Netflix’s ‘White Lines’ Is Shockingly Similar to These Real-Life Missing Persons Cases

After a constant flow of prepared to-gorge hits arrived on Netflix as of late, the gushing monster is as of now back with another holding arrangement. This time, it’s a homicide puzzle. Also, it feels genuine enough that fans are as of now thinking about whether Netflix’s White Lines depends on a genuine story.

From the maker of Netflix’s other gigantic hit show Money Heist, this new 10-section arrangement debuting on May 15 recounts to the narrative of Axel Collins—a Manchester-born DJ who becomes wildly successful in Ibiza, just to bafflingly vanish at the highest point of his game. After twenty years, his body is revealed, and his younger sibling Zoe—presently wedded with her very own offspring—moves to the Spanish island to research what befell him. What follows has just been portrayed by some as an Ozark meets Outer Banks universe of sun-drenched medication cartel show, rave foolishness, and hot lewdness (I mean, have you seen the cast? Nuno Lopes is most likely previously written for PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive around 2021). In any case, White Lines’ ravishing view and castmembers aside, tucked inside everything is an unpleasant certifiable history.

A few fans may have just gotten on the association with Ozark antecedent Narcos, Netflix’s celebrated Pablo Escobar dramatization. White Lines arrangement co-maker Andy Harries conceded the motivation in an ongoing meeting with Deadline, which composes that the arrangement gave him the “underlying sparkle” for an arrangement “that rode Britain and Ibiza.” Yet that is by all account not the only motivation.


Subsequent to enrolling Money Heist maker Álex Pina for the undertaking, the pair put their focus on the “old stories of English DJs making journeys to the Spanish island during the 1990s,” just as the Balearic islands’ “ongoing relationship with wrongdoing and defilement.” Namely, murder and missing people cases.

In 2018 alone, British outlets announced more than 6 UK residents who died in Ibiza—and the conditions for a portion of these cases are as oddly secretive as those in White Lines. One case even follows another DJ who vanished after supposedly bouncing over the edge a boat. A first-individual record in Metro distributed in late 2018 added to the worries over absent or killed Brits, as the essayist clarifies the confused lawful ropes that their family expected to explore after a friend or family member was accounted for dead in another nation.

It’s an unfortunate encounter that mirrors what White Lines’ hero Zoe experiences. Hopefully that the arrangement—beside filling in as your next enormous gorge—likewise assists fans with getting increasingly mindful of these issues.

White Lines season 1 is accessible to stream now on Netflix.