ARRIVES APRIL TO NETFLIX
|The series starts April 7th on Netflix|
|It will stream in seven episodes|
TRANS ATLANTIC is a fictionalised retelling of the real life story of American journalist Varian Fry (Cory Michael Smith) who, in 1940 at great personal risk, helped in establishing the Emergency Rescue Committee which oversaw the rescue and transportation to America of Jewish refugees and anti-Nazi dissidents from Nazi-occupied France. Along with American heiress Mary Jayne Gold (Gillian Jacobs) and German economist Albert Hirschman (Lucas Englander), Fry and the Committee helped in saving the lives of between 2,000-4,000 prominent thought leaders, artists, and writers, some of whom appeared on the Nazi’s most-wanted list. Among those rescued by Varian Fry were Jewish writer Franz Werfel, poet and writer Andre Breton, painter and sculptor Max Ernst, and the relatives of novelist Thomas Mann. For his heroic efforts, Mr Fry became the first American to be named ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ in 1994 by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust museum. Corey Stoll plays Patterson, the American Consul in Marseille who sees the refugees as an existential threat to American values. Rounding out the main cast are Grégory Montel as Philippe Frot, Ralph Amoussou as Paul Kandjo, Deleila Piasko as Lisa Fittko, Amit Rahhav as Thomas Lovegrove, and Luke Thompson as Hiram "Harry" Bingham, an American Vice Consul in Marseilles.