Marseille from 1940 until 1941.The true story of Varian Fry, Mary Jayne Gold, and the Emergency Rescue Committee inspired Transatlantic.
An international gang of young superheroes and their famous charges occupy a villa on the outskirts of the city, where the threat of mortal danger gives way to unexpected collaborations and intense love affairs, risking their lives to help over 2000 refugees escape occupied France, including many artists on the Nazis’ most-wanted list.
Transatlantic, set in 1940-1941 and shot entirely on location in Marseille, France, is inspired by Julie Orringer‘s novel «The Flight Portfolio» about the Emergency Rescue Committee, as well as the true story of Varian Fry (Cory Michael Smith, Gotham), Mary Jayne Gold (Gillian Jacobs, Community), and Albert Hirschman. (Lucas Englander, The Witcher).
Varian, the leader of the Emergency Rescue Committee, is taken aback when his «boyfriend» unexpectedly appears, and we find that he is fighting alongside the British against the Nazis in France.
The seven-part limited series premiered on Netflix on 7 April, 2023.