Netflix announced that the film “365 Days” will have two sequels. The Polish production divided the users of the VOD platform into those who loved the film and those who were extremely outraged by it. However, there is no denying that 365 Days was a huge success.
The script of the first film told the story of a young Polish woman who was kidnapped by a Sicilian gangster. The kidnapper gave her a year to fall in love with him. It was this element that aroused the biggest controversy among users. There were even petitions, in which people demanded the removal of the film from Netflix because it glorifies the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.
And yet, according to Lukasz Kluskiewicz, Netflix’s Content Acquisition Manager “365 Days was one of our most popular films for our members in 2020.” and the truth is, that even if not everyone has seen the movie, most have heard of it.
Parts 2 and 3 will be based on the following books by Blanka Lipinska “We’re working closely with Blanka Lipinska, the author of the 365 Days trilogy of books and writer of the film, to continue Laura and Massimo’s story on screen. Their journey together is full of many twists and turns as our characters continue to grow and learn more about themselves.” says Lukasz Kluskiewicz.
Original cast members such as Michele Morrone and Anna-Maria Sieklucka will return for the sequel. Simone Susinna will also join the film as a new character called Nacho. Barbara Bialowas and Tomasz Mandes will return to direct both sequels, and trilogy author Blanka Lipinska will co-write the screenplay with Mojac Tirs.
The films will be shot simultaneously and will premiere on Netflix in 2022.