Co-written by Charlie McDowell and Justin Lader (The One I Love), The Discovery is set in a world where the existence of the afterlife has been scientifically proven. Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) plays Will, the son of Thomas Harbor (Robert Redford) who made the astonishing discovery in the first place, and he falls in love with Rooney Mara's (The Social Network) Isla, a woman whose past is tinged with tragedy.
A year after the big announcement is made, people everywhere are offing themselves to reach what they figure will be eternal bliss, though the answer might not be quite that simple. And how do you go about living in a world where so many others are intent on dying?
With Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Jesse Plemons (Black Mass) also in the cast, The Discovery will hit Netflix on 31 March.