Extinction on Netflix: Soundtrack, Full Cast List & Review Scores

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Extinction is Netflix’s latest big sci-fi adventure and if you’re all wrapped up with the movie, we’re going to take you through some of the things you’ll want to know afterwards including the full soundtrack, the cast list and where you’ve seen them before plus looking at the general consensus of the new movie from both critics and fans.

Before we begin, if you haven’t seen the movie yet we advise you do so before going further in this article. While we don’t take deep dives into plots, the movie does contain a plot twist which will be far better if you experience it first. You may also want to take a look at our before you watch guide to the movie too.

Soundtrack for Extinction

Most of the music for Extinction comes from The Newton Brothers who composed the original soundtrack plus also produced the final credits song too. The Newton Brothers are known for their work on other movies such as Oculus, Hush and Netflix Original movie, Gerald’s Game.

    • Twilight Driving -Methyl Ethel
    • Hurricane – MS MR
    • Don’t Wake Me Up (Featuring Jojo) – Jojo Callaghan Belle, The Newton Brothers

Cast List for Extinction and where you’ve seen them before

Actor/ActressPlaysKnown For
Michael PeñaPeterAnt-Man, End of Watch
Lizzy CaplanAliceCloverfield
Mike ColterDavidLuke Cage
Emma BoothSamanthaHounds of Love, Glitch, Once Upon A Time
Israel BroussardMilesThe Bling Ring
Lilly AspellMeganWonder Woman as Young Diana
Amelia CrouchHannaAlice Through the Looking Glass, The Limehouse Golem

Review Scores for Extinction

Let’s start off with how the critics have taken to Extinction. Quite simply, they haven’t. On RottenTomatoes, the series doesn’t even register a score making it officially rotten. Metacritic isn’t much better currently scoring at an average of 29 out of 100. Most criticise the plot and the fact it left its twist for the end.

User reviews have been far more kind, as often the case with Netflix Originals with user scores on IMDb hitting 6.0 out of 10.

What to Watch Next on Netflix

Netflix has already released some fantastic sci-fi movies throughout 2018 already. Earlier in the year, Netflix acquired Paramount’s other big sci-fi movie of the year, The Cloverfield Paradox. The movie shares some of the same twists and turns but is set in an expanded universe which is a must watch for any sci-fi fan. More recently, Netflix released an AI movie called TAU which should also now be on your list.

If it’s the disaster world ending stuff you like, go and check out How it Ends which dropped on Netflix only a few weeks ago.

Ending Explained

Most of the plot is fairly self-explanatory but if you are looking for some answers then head over to our full article on the ending explained and what the heck are the aliens wearing.

Now it’s over to you, what did you think of the movie? Let us know in the comment section down below preferably leaving a score out 10.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.