TRANSATLANTIC WW2 SERIES
CASTS CORY MICHAEL SMITH
Earlier last Autumn I informed you that an eight part series Courage on Demand on Varian Fry, who organised a rescue network in Nazi controlled France, is in works and now this Netflix mini series has been renamed into
TRANS ATLANTIC with young Cory Michael Smith taking the lead role. Gillian Jacobs, Corey Stoll, Grégory Montel, Lucas Englander, Ralph Amoussou, Deleila Piasko and Amit Rahhav round out the international cast of the series set in 1940-1941 Marseille, and based on the true story of Varian Fry, Mary Jayne Gold and the Emergency Rescue Committee. Risking their lives to help more than 2000 refugees escape occupied France, including many artists on the Nazis’ most-wanted list, an international gang of young superheroes and their famous charges occupy a villa at the edge of the city, where the threat of mortal danger gives way to unexpected collaborations and intense love affairs.
|Cory Michael Smith will take the lead role|
WHO WILL BE WHO?
Cory Michael Smith plays a character inspired by Varian Fry. He’s a Harvard educated American journalist who, foreseeing the horrific events of the Holocaust to come volunteers for a job no one wanted: Finding and saving the artists and intellectuals trapped in Europe. Gillian Jacobs plays a
character inspired by Mary Jayne Gold. An American
heiress, she throws herself, and her trust fund, into Fry’s refugee
rescue operation, excited to dedicate her considerable resources and
energy to a worthy cause.
Corey Stoll plays Patterson, the American Consul in Marseille who sees
the refugees as an existential threat to American values.
|Corey Stoll and Gillian Jacobs will also star in the series|