The Italian horror series “Curon” premieres today on Netflix.
The dark, creepy show takes place 17 years after a woman was forced to leave her village. Suddenly, she appears at her father’s door, with her twin teenagers in tow. Then, inexplicably, she disappears.
Per Netflix, her children “soon discover that the town is cursed. When you hear the bells of the old church tower ringing, repressed feelings come back to the surface.”
Or, as the ominous trailer warns: “The curse will destroy everything.”
The show stars Valeria Bilello and Anna Ferzetti. “Curon” is directed by Fabio Mollo and Lyda Patitucci and written by Ezio Abbate, Giovanni Galassi, Ivano Fachin and Tommaso Matano.
Netflix has scored with foreign dramas, including the acclaimed “Fauda” from Israel, “Elite” and “Money Heist” from Spain and “Fallet” from Sweden.
The platform is also slated to stream the Korean drama “Record of Youth” later this year. It stars Park Bo-gum, Park So-dam and Byeon Woo-seok.
“Record of Youth” is produced by Studio Dragon, Korea’s largest scripted television studio, and Pan Entertainment (“Winter Sonata, The Moon Embracing the Sun”).
Netflix brokered a deal with Studio Dragon last fall. This year, Studio Dragon will produce more than 28 scripted television series.